Sigma Atlantis Case Reviewgotdamojo06 - September 17, 2007
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Every computer enthusiast enjoys putting together a new computer, or at least just installing the parts into a new case. Everything that I will be installing is listed below.
- Intel E6600
- Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6
- 2x 1GB G.Skill DDR800
- ATI X1950Pro
- Lite-On DVD-RW
- Western Digital 320GB 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive
- OCZ 700W GameXStream Power Supply
Let's get into the fun part of every build, actually putting the components into that bare and empty case. I started out by installing the motherboard riser screws. When you are doing this, make sure that you tighten them down as tight as you can get them with a pair of pliers. If you don't, there is a good chance that when you take your motherboard out, you could bring those risers out as well.
When it comes to the installation of the hard drive(s) in this case, you are in luck. As I had mentioned previously, the hard drive cage has the feature to rotate. This feature makes the installation of the hard drive a lot easier than in other cases as you do not have to worry about bumping other components previously installed in the case. All you need to do is remove the two thumb screws on either side of the cage, pull the tab out and rotate it. Then you can slide the hard drive into the appropriate slot, rotate it back to its original position and then screw it in.
After the hard drive was installed, I decided to install the motherboard. The heat sink that covers some of the I/O ports on the back of my motherboard caused a problem with the 120mm fan installed directly above it. After removing the fan, I was able to finish putting the motherboard in. For some reason, I was unable to get the motherboard's screw holes to line up with the riser screws, however after removing the back I/O panel cover, the holes lined up perfectly.
Once the motherboard was installed, I decided to move onto installing the power supply.
I then put the video card and the audio cards in and screwed them down.
After mounting the power supply and connecting the video card and audio card, the next logical step would be to connect all of the wires coming out of the power supply as well as the front I/O panel.
Now that everything is installed into the case, we are ready to boot it up to make sure that everything is working properly and run the appropriate testing to see how hot the installed components run.