Will be using this for gaming, music production & everyday use. All in all a good learning experience.
Knew it would be a difficult build in a case like the IN-Win 301C but well worth the time to route the wires, looks mighty clean the end.
The wiring job wasn't as bad as some people make it out to be so long as you take your sweet a** time. Read and watched a lot of videos and user manuals to get my bearings and build up confidence. Replaced the stock NZXT fans with Noctua NF-A12x15mm slim fans since there would be little room for air flow on the other side of radiator mounting bracket where they are mounted and cannot be seen. This setup gave me 10mm space in front of the fans and 10mm extra space for the graphics card.
Also, using Intel Optane to speed up the HDD since you can use it on a secondary drive these days.
I will be adding the ID-Cooling 12015 15mm slim fans under the graphics card as intakes when the finally arrive.
Like all building projects I ran into some issues during the build... :(
At first powering the eZdebug light for DRAM was lit. Then realized I dint seat the ram well enough. Fixed.. & so I thought.
However, after wards the CPU and DRAM eZdebug lights started going off in sequence... oops
At this point I elicit the help of some one local and we took it all apart and put it together in stages and tested along every stage.
1) MB & 1 Ram Stick... Booted :)
2) MB & 2 Ram Sticks... Check
3) MB, 2 Ram & AIO Cooler... oh yeah!!
4) MB, 2 Ram, AIO Cooler & GPU... BooYeah baby bust out the red knickers!!! We have a working machine!!!
I don't know what I did the second time around putting it together but it worked! =)
Learned lots of valuable lessons during this first build of mine! Real Happy with the turn out. Can't wait for the next build. c",)
Thanks to my sister for the awesome photos & PC-Partpicker for helping this come to fruition from imagination to reality!