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Windows 7: Building my first computer, need all the feedback i can get :)

14 Mar 2014   #31

windows 7 home premium 64bit

1) didnt get the thick manual book with the board... the store probably dropped it when they were slapping the warranty sticker on to the board...
bitfenix manual doesn't hv anything on it at all other than installing HDD and ODD and fans.
there's no HDD owner manual either. the HDD came on a already torn apart static bag (for warranty sticker insertion i assume).

so yeah... now that that's out of the way... i managed to build the pc after watching around 12 hours of YT videos . and then i proceed to ask here . all the YT pc building videos i watched didnt mention driver and utilities installation so there's that.

2) so.. out of these drivers.. from the answer, i'd install rapid storage technology driver.
how about the other 3? which ones i would / wouldn't need? smartconnect / small business advantage / rapid start technology driver...?

3) i also have a very nagging question regarding my case USB3 connector to the board usb 3 plug...
i noticed when i first build the PC that the USB 3.0 plug doesn't snug fit / tight at all like all the other connectors. it's less snug than fan / usb 2.0 / audio plug. it's just not fit at all. i can easily take it out when i pull the cable, unlike other connectors.

also when i plug it in, it didn't have the tactile feeling / click sound you feel / heard when something is connected. is this the bitfenix shinobi case fault or the msi motherboard fault? here's the picture.

the 1st picture is when im holding it with my hand (pressing it from outside the camera)

the 2nd picture is when i take away my hand and leave it there

as you guys can see, it got very loose. i'd like to ask,, is this the shinobi 3.0 plug fault, or the MSI board connector fault?
More importantly, will it short out the motherboard if its not snug fit? i couldn't make it snug fit without breaking the board it seems...

there's a notch so it could only plugged in one-way.. and since i was watchin YT videos, i know i didnt plug it wrong.
i tried everything i could... i tried to plug it in for around 3 hours-ish last night, when i first build it, i tried it around 30 mins for that alone. i've even unplug and took everything off except the standoff just to see if it can plug and click properly. i still couldn't do it.
i tried just plugging it in without going through the back with the motherboard clean and it's still way loose.

do you guys need clearer separate picture of the board usb3 pins and the case usb3 plug?
i feel that its not there firmly enough at all. im pretty sure if i sweep or mop my room and move the case or pick it up to move it to another room, it'll get very loose


also one other thing i'd like to type blow that i hope would let you gys better able to diagnose whether it's user error / bitfenix connector error / board error.

when i took the photographs, if i hold my hand like on the 1st picture, it looks firm. it's not as tight as say PSU cables but it's somewhat firm.

but when i let go of my hand, the left side of the Bitfenix Case USB3 connector went up immediately (got a little bit loose). the right side of the bitfenix case usb3 connector is firm enough and stays there unmoved. not that firm but i know its there to stay.

i checked the bitfenix usb3 connector and there's 2 bump 1 on the left and 1 on the right. the left side, is not as thick as the right side. (or maybe its placebo im not sure).

that discovery was also why i decided to touched the pins 1 by 1, particularly the left side of the board connector. its not broken or crazy bent. i dont know about slight bent...'

would you guys mind explaining the traits of a slightly bent pins? my eyes couldnt tell the difference last night....

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2014   #32

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

2. I would install only Rapid Storage and Rapid Start but not small business advantage since that's for the Q87 motherboards.
3. Pictures of the port and the plug to check for bent pins please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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