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So I've got my new case, which looks amazing! I haven't built a computer in years so I'm learning again as I go. The inwin manual doesn't help very much but the bag of standoffs and screws marked "mobo" helped me realize that 9 standoffs and 9 screws hold the motherboard to the chassis. smile.gif

Next step was installing the cpu. The Asus cpu installed tool seemed fairly straight forward but getting it to release once the cpu was in place required more pressure than I expected so I redid the steps several times before popping the cpu away from the install guide provided by Asus. After that, I closed the right latch followed by the left latch and the cpu seems to be in place properly.

Ram was straight forward, install 4 modules in the grey slots only, A1, B1, C1 and D1.

The onboard M.2 slot was used over the hyper M.2 extender because it seems like the best option when you only have one M.2 drive. Install was fairly straight forward.

The EVGA 1000w G2 psu motherboard cable is BARELY long enough... It's tight but should work.

Now I'm waiting on the EKWB KIT X360 to show up today so I can install that. Tomorrow should be the other 240mm radiator and 1080 card with xspc water block. After that, I have to install the UV cathode tubes and LEDs. I still need to buy some RGB led strips that work with the Aura system.

I'll try uploading pictures of my progress.

Current questions I have:
1.) where do I mount the reservoir? I see some have drilled holes for the support arms but I'm thinking of using hysol epoxy rather than drill this beautiful case...plus I don't like drilling near the mobo.
2.) where do I install the fan extension header?
3.) where is the best place to install the thunderbolt add on card, m.2 extender card(future use) and gpu? I'm using a 6850k so I have 40 lanes. I'm thinking pcie_3 for the gpu, but not sure about placement for the other two yet.

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Edited by Fidelity21 - 7/7/16 at 7:24am
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6850k Asus Deluxe X99 II asus nvidia 1080 G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express EK EX360 and ES240 radiators with DDC pump and ... windows 10 Pro Asus PG27AQ 
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Asus PG27AQ Razer mechanical  EVGA 1000 G2 Inwin 909 silver 
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Logitech G700s steelseries Integrated 
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