Apevia X-Jupiter Jr. S TypeFormer staff writer - October 22, 2007
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While not the fastest, most kickass setup, my young boys get plenty of use of the parts used for the install.
- AMD Athlon 64 3200+
- Gigabyte GA-K8NNXP
- 2x512 MB PC3200
- ATI 9600Pro
- Antec 400W PSU
- Seagate 120GB IDE
- Memorex 16x DVD+/-RW
- Plextor 48x CDRW
Everyone has their own way of installing their gear into a new case. The first step when I install components in a new case is to install the motherboard standoffs and mount the motherboard. Make sure the standoffs are tightened down good and that they line up with the holes in your respective motherboard.
To secure the PCI cards, there is a locking mechanism to lock each individual card in place. Pinch the clip and swing it to the outside of the case.
The 5.25" drives slide in from the front and are secured using the sliding locks on the drive bays. Slide the rails forward and the lock down.
The 3.5" drives install basically the same way.
With the majority of the hardware installed, now we just have some wire management to handle. The temperature leads for the CPU and HDD go to their respective locations. At this point you can install the PSU. The case needs power for the LCD screen for the temperature read out, the fan controller, and the blue LED logo on the front.
With all the hardware installed, the case gets powered on and the light show begins.The LCD shows CPU and HDD temps in a blue backlit glow that is very easy to read.