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build commences. with first pics! - boynamedsue - 01-03-2011

first time doing this...

so far i have only installed the cpu and ram into the mobo, and the mobo into the case.
also put in the psu and optical drive.

now i need to figure out where to start with all the cabling...

http://i.imgur.com/i2aGb.jpg

http://imgur.com/7dbGX

http://imgur.com/i2aGb

specs are:

haf 932 case
i7 950 cpu
asus rampage iii formula mobo
patriot viper 12gb ram 8-9-8-20
gtx 580 gpu
silverstone 1000w psu
120gb OCZ vertex 2 ssd
1tb wd caviar black hdd
corsair h70 cpu cooler




RE: build commences. with first pics! - ichigeki - 01-03-2011

Beautiful. The link to the first image doesn't work though. Could be my computer running on a netbook.
Cabling in my opinion is the hardest part. Good luck!


RE: build commences. with first pics! - Andrew J - 01-03-2011

I'd start with putting the GPU in. Wink


RE: build commences. with first pics! - Hogrock - 01-04-2011

You have a haf 932 which means your cable management will be cake if you do it while installing parts. Basically just stick every cable though the nearest hole (which in that case there is a cable hole near every component). After everything is in place you can start routing cables to where they need to be on the backside of the mobo tray.


RE: build commences. with first pics! - MathieuB - 01-04-2011

(01-04-2011, 12:37 AM)Hogrock Wrote: You have a haf 932 which means your cable management will be cake if you do it while installing parts. Basically just stick every cable though the nearest hole (which in that case there is a cable hole near every component). After everything is in place you can start routing cables to where they need to be on the backside of the mobo tray.

What Hogrock said and yeah, put your GPU in before doing the cabling.

Also, do yourself a favor and remove the other side panel, so that you can route the cables behind the motherboard tray more easily.

Other thing that I highly recommend are zip ties, they'll make your life much easier with cabling.

You can also google some HAF 932 pictures, to see how other people did their cable management.


RE: build commences. with first pics! - boynamedsue - 01-04-2011

will do on the GPU. for some reason i was thinking i was going to leave that til the very end...

had to remove the mobo to install the back bracket for the h70. there is a slot for that in the 932 so I thought it would be fine to do it at the end, but after looking at it i noticed the bottom two mounting holes were blocked.

so now the video card... just opened the box, and some of the plastic packaging is cracked!!! WTF?!? never ordering from tigerdirect again. going to take pictures of the damage just in case something doesn't work.



RE: build commences. with first pics! - MathieuB - 01-04-2011

Plastic packaging is broken? Not a big deal as long as the card works. Most likely due to shipping. If you ask me, anyway Tongue