Danger Den Water Box Plus Case (Part 5)ccokeman - September 9, 2007
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After the trial and error of test fitting the block, it's time to actually install it before installing the motherboard. In prepareing for the final mount, you should clean your CPU with 90% rubbing alcohol to remove any fingerprints or contaminants from the CPU and block. Apply the thermal paste to the CPU and slide the block down onto the CPU.
Securing the block to the board will be a series of nylon washers, springs and knurled brass nuts to keep the block down tight on the CPU core.The order in which they are assembled is block, washer, spring, washer and finally a knurled nut.
Tighten the knurled nuts down in an alternating pattern to prevent the block from sitting unevenly on the CPU core. Continue tightening until the springs are almost at the zero compression point (coils stacked). Once tightened down, the motherboard is ready for its new home. Installing the motherboard is just as easy, if not easier, to install into this chassis than any I have worked with. Install the motherboard onto the standoffs, making sure the I/O panel is installed correctly and screw down the motherboard onto the standoffs and it's done!
Next stop, video cards!