Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData
Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z
A few useful video tutorials.
Not bad, but I recommend installing the CPU AND
the heatsink before mounting the motherboard to the case. Some heatsinks take a great deal of pressure to fasten the clips. If the motherboard is already mounted you risk cracking it when attempting to install the heatsink. So, I always
install the heatsink while the motherboard is on a bench [with static-free padding underneath it].
Also, you don't need to go crazy with the thermal paste, like this guy did [I recommend OCZ arctic silver]. Wow!
Sorry Max, but OCZ doesnt have anything to do with Arctic Silver... Arctic Silver Incorporated - Home
I agree that it is easier, and somtimes necessary, to first install the CPU/Heatsink prior to mounting the mobo. However, in this case as with many newer high end cases, there is an acess hole in the mobo mounting tray. So even if his cpu cooler needs a back strap or mount... he can get at it. I change my coolers from time to time, and my next case WILL have this feature!
He also refers to mobo stand offs as mounting screws...
And goodness he slaps on the paste... that cooler needed to be lapped, not bondoed with thermal paste!
Also... he mounted that CPU fan exhausting upwards, instead of out back... most cases are setup for front to back airflow.