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As you said you have the NZXT Phantom, you can hook up to 7 fans on the fan controller that the case has on the top. The cables have a label indicating which fan you have to hook depending on where you want to install it.

For example: If you want to install a front panel fan, you have to look for the right cable. Yo can install all the 7 fans to the fan controller.
    
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hey guys putting the cpu in the mobo right now lined up the 2 nothces and the triangle when putting the lever to lock it in should i use force? cause it is kinda going to take some to push it down or is this bad?
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post #33 of 114
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Originally Posted by Sainix View Post
Ok so i want to start my build.

Case Nzxt Phantom
Mobo ud3p p67
cpu i5 2500k
PSU corsair 650 tx

Now when i open it up i know that i need to put some kind of standoffs for the case and mobo correct?

Should i put the psu in before the mother board or after?

cpu and the heatsink how does the thermal past dry does the comp need to be turned on or off? do i need to put that on outside of the case?

ram do i need to put into the board before i put the board into the case?

graphics card do i put board into the case then the graphics card cause from some videos thats what i have seen.

Thanks!
I don't use standoffs, I use screws and only screws. No shortages yet. I put the PSU in before the motherboard, but I do NOT cable manage before I install the motherboard(creates a huge hassle almost always)

Thermal paste wise, use a dab about the size of a grain of uncooked rice. The place the heatsink on and it should be fine. CPUs run at very hot temps(too hot for humans to survive at) and the thermal paste DOES dry over time.
    
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post #34 of 114
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
I don't use standoffs, I use screws and only screws. No shortages yet. I put the PSU in before the motherboard, but I do NOT cable manage before I install the motherboard(creates a huge hassle almost always)

Thermal paste wise, use a dab about the size of a grain of uncooked rice. The place the heatsink on and it should be fine. CPUs run at very hot temps(too hot for humans to survive at) and the thermal paste DOES dry over time.
why don't you use standoffs? and how does your mobo line up to the IO panel without them?

as far as the TIM goes, I think he is using a stock one. so it should have a layer already applied for him.
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also while im tryin to install the cpu im also trying to put in ram and do i need to open both clips and apply force to each side at the same time an they should snap in?
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post #36 of 114
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why don't you use standoffs? and how does your mobo line up to the IO panel without them?

as far as the TIM goes, I think he is using a stock one. so it should have a layer already applied for him.
I use screws and the motherboard goes to the IO panel(but I don't use the shield).
    
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do i need to reset any jumpers or pull out the cmos batt before starting it up
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post #38 of 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sainix View Post
hey guys putting the cpu in the mobo right now lined up the 2 nothces and the triangle when putting the lever to lock it in should i use force? cause it is kinda going to take some to push it down or is this bad?
I have heard that the 1155 sockets require a bit more force to secure the processor but don't quote me on this.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
I don't use standoffs, I use screws and only screws. No shortages yet.
You should use standoffs unless the case is aluminum/acrylic or doesn't require them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sainix View Post
also while im tryin to install the cpu im also trying to put in ram and do i need to open both clips and apply force to each side at the same time an they should snap in?
Yep! Just make sure the little notch in both the RAM and socket match up!
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do i need to reset any jumpers or pull out the cmos batt before starting it up
Nope!
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post #39 of 114
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
I use screws and the motherboard goes to the IO panel(but I don't use the shield).

Edited by Esmil - 1/27/11 at 5:56pm
    
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Dude, why would you do that?
^What he said.
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