Hard Drive screwed in??? Check!
Heres where things start to get interesting too bad its the climax!. Aseteks Cooler, Intels Processor, and Asus Motherboard, Here we go! The HTPC Is starting to become alive.
First I setup the Asetek cooler, which was SOOO Painless on me, it was simply... Put the screwholes into correct socket holes for backplate, Put sticky pads on backplate, put backplate on back of motherboard lining all the holes into the motherboard.
Then the Coolers part was simply... Grab correct mounting plate so to say for the socket, and use the screw holders pretty much with the correct parts and snap them on so the screws can be held together with the mounting plate.
Simply use correct mounting screws for the socket, and screw it on, The screws stopped exactly when they needed to and I could not twist no more, like its a Failsafe from people tightening it too much which is quite a nice feature.
Here we have the HTPC Cming to life in this world with the PSU starting to be Attached to everything it needs to be as well as the Fans, and Connectors to the motherboard.
What glorious fun that was... (psst Hated it.)
So here... We have a Re-threading kit because turns out, I forgot screws for the Radiator, and was too late to goto the Hardware store. Well turns out I had no screws that were able to withstand being Re-Threaded and was a complete waste of time. Darn people making weak screws now these days.
Luckily The morning after I picked some up and just had to snip some threads off instead so I wouldnt screw it into the Radiator.
Everythings starting to get in place here... Notice I still dont have the radiator attached due to no screws still till the following morning. Also Looks like a tight squeeze for a push pull doesnt it? Well.. Find out reading more.
And yes, this was optimally the best without cutting up the case (which I hate doing so I dont) to cable manage. Hence why i wish I had more flexibility with some holes that should of been there but were not, only half of a hole was made haha.
Got my Zotac GTX 460 Amp! 1gb GPU Installed as well as my Asus Wireless card.
Look at all that room for future upgrades for more possibilities!
Oh hey, Morning arrives, and Look at that... Tight squeeze but not too tight at all! Notice how I removed the rubber grommets now? I had to take the Cougar 140mm fan off to get the Asetek Radiator+Cougars 2nd 120mm fan on inside, Push pull Accomplished guys! And still room for a great intake 140mm Cougar fan while the Asetek Cooler exausts.
Oh man am I having a hard time moving around now!
And here we have it. Even though its a bit Ugly Cable Managing, its literally almost the best with using EVERYTHING the case has to offer.
The airflow may look Restricted from the cables blocking, but in no ways is that happening, they are above the Cougar 120mm fan that is placed there, and is giving actually GREAT Airflow for being in that spot with no vent behind it, but only under it.
Overall I am Extremely pleased at how Cool, and silent this HTPC is running. The only concern with me is the HDD Mounting is not all that great for a HTPC Case for one reason.. My case vibrates from my 1tb HDD, which may cause problems for people these days making a Home theater setup with others stacked on top and below it.
Was shockingly sad with that only from the case after putting it together besides needing more cable management.
With the Liquid cooler from Asetek being Superb as usual for me and Cougars Vortex fans being sought out from everyone lately, and the Cougar CMX 700watt PSU This is one HELL of a quiet build using FULL Sized Components. Literally only hear the Hard Drive, Wish I had a SSD To use
I wanted a Cooled and quite HTPC that will be in a enclosed space and I am Positive now that it will have 0 problems with this setup.
And here's the mess, besides UPS Boxes and all because I didn't have room to do that, I literally slept with all of them in my room on the bed. Oh how that was comfortable...haha.
So once again Thanks Asetek as well as Cougar World (germany) for sponsoring this build
I will have A pic or so up showing it in a few days or so in my Living room above my TV on the Shelf and how nice it looks there too =).
Let me know if you guys want any results I can perform to my best of ability if you have any to ask.
Or if you have any questions in general Please feel free to ask.
Thanks Everyone For Reading!