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Any suggestions for building are much appreciated (cable management, build order etc.), since it's my first build ever. Will post pics after i'm done!

how I did my build: first mount the CPU, RAM and then the CPU cooler onto the motherboard. Now your cooler (like mine) probably will block some ports so they're not that easily reached, but believe me it's easier doing such a cooler outside the case than inside it, and then using some tweezers or something to connect the audio and fan connectors (if they happen to be overlapped by the heatsink). Once you have this you might as well plug in the power from the PSU and test start it (short the power pins) with a HDMI from the motherboard to see it POSTs.

Then it's time to put it in the case. You can mount the motherboard (don't forget the IO shield), then all the case connectors. Add the fans and connect them too. Add all the drives where you want them and SATA cables. Now, the HDD cage has two "hotswap connectors" pre-mounted (basically an extension of SATA and SATA power secured in place), I happen to use those but if you won't, you can unscrew them and use your SATA and SATA Power cables directly (you need 90 degree connectors), it reduces the amount of stuff at the back significantly. Add PSU cables as you go, naturally. I installed my graphic card last, and routed the PCI power connectors last, through the back so they run under the card.

Hope this helps smile.gif
Edited by ExplosiveMachin - 1/24/16 at 1:58pm

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post #302 of 497
Wow, thanks! That helps a lot really, had no idea where to start before. Just waiting for the CPU cooler to arrive and i can start building. Thought about swapping the upper noctua cooler on the CPU cooler with the bequiet! one, just for aesthetics. Any idea if that would affect performance?

Edit: Is static really a problem, should i get an anti-static wrap?
post #303 of 497
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Thought about swapping the upper noctua cooler on the CPU cooler with the bequiet! one, just for aesthetics. Any idea if that would affect performance?

Edit: Is static really a problem, should i get an anti-static wrap?

about the fans, make sure to get one that has high static pressure and a PWM connection, not a case fan.
Static is not a problem, just don't build it on your bed or something, get it on a nice wooden table, make sure you're not standing on a carpet in your socks and it will be fine.
post #304 of 497
Hi everyone,
I was installing a slim optical drive into that bay area at the bottom but ran into that 2 pin white connector and coudlnt figure out what it is. What is that white 2 pin connector for and where do i plug it in at? Im assuming that other black sleeved cable is a sata connector used for data. Thanks in advance.
post #305 of 497
Hi everyone,
I was installing a slim optical drive into the bay area at the bottom and was wondering what is that 2 pin white cable for and where do i even plug it in. Im assuming that black sleeved cable is a sata connector for data so is that white cable for power.

post #306 of 497
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hello guys I just bought this case and built my PC in it, I'll post pictures when it's fully done, but I can't for the love of god figure out where the hell to plug the ODD power connector to.

Is it a molex? Or even worse, floppy power? I don't think my PSU has a cable for that (fully modular). it's really confusing. Anyone can help me out?

Hello explosive mschine i was wonder if you ever figured out where to plug in that 2 white connector for the optical drive.
post #307 of 497
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Hello explosive mschine i was wonder if you ever figured out where to plug in that 2 white connector for the optical drive.

yes, the white one is floppy power, my modular PSU had that connector right at the end of the molex strip. So basically I have the full molex cable in there just for that (and LEDs). You can probably find a SATA power to floppy adapter somewhere if you don't have it on your PSU cables.
post #308 of 497
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yes, the white one is floppy power, my modular PSU had that connector right at the end of the molex strip. So basically I have the full molex cable in there just for that (and LEDs). You can probably find a SATA power to floppy adapter somewhere if you don't have it on your PSU cables.

Ok thanks. Also im trying to figure out how to connect the front panel io. Since there is no reset switch do i plug the led connector for the inwin light logo in place of the reset switch or where do i plug that connector in at.
post #309 of 497
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Since there is no reset switch do i plug the led connector for the inwin light logo in place of the reset switch or where do i plug that connector in at.

I actually have the big wide triple one left out (I think) and the inwin logo works fine. So you don't have to plug in all of them.
post #310 of 497
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I actually have the big wide triple one left out (I think) and the inwin logo works fine. So you don't have to plug in all of them.

Yes.
The LED connector has 2 plug options - the double and triple plugs, for different pinouts on different boards. Just use the one that fits your board. leave the other one dangling. I snipped it off, but make sure the wire ends can't ever short on anything.

I also do that with my left over sata and molex power connections - in the interests of removing massive wiring looms which can be an issue with the 901 lack of back space.
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