All right, here we go:
Here are pictures of the case while I was preparing it for the build:
On the side panel there was an included Alienware fan:
(yes, I know lotsa fingerprints, not mine, to be cleaned)
I removed the fan:
Anyone want to buy an Alienware branded fan? $80.
I removed the fan to put a red lighted fan there:
Now, I lacked the fan(s) in the front and the plastic retainers so I had to resort to a little modding with a hot silicone gun to keep them in place.
Fan cable has been directed through the inside of the case and is ready to be put in its place.
Then I lacked the light on the eyes, so I had to take the door apart and remove the alien head to get to the LED socket:
I placed the LED on the socket and ran a little electrical current to test if it works:
And sucess!!! The light works so I put the door together and put the alien head back in its place.
Now comes the motherboard:
I got this really good tip on the internet that if you put thermal paste under the processor socket and on the pins themselves you get lower temperatures so here's me putting some on the socket:
-- HA! HA! JUST KIDDING!!!
Processor in it's place before securing it to the socket:
It's time for the heat dissipator:
Now comes the power supply and the initial setting up of wires:
First wiring being set up and connected to the motherboard:
Some wires are temporarily restrained so they don't interfere and tangle.
The wiring is a bit more advanced here and I put the hard drives in temporarily to have an idea on how to run the wires inside the case instead of the front:
A close up of the early wiring in the hard drive cage:
More wire sorting and some more preparation:
All wires ready so let's get the video card in:
Now, to connect the video card to the power supply and get the memory in:
(notice some wires are still restrained, they will be used or hidden later)
Now, let's get them hard drives, card reader and optical units in and finish connecting all the wiring:
Now, the moment of truth, pressing the power switch (stands a bit back just in case):
Sucess!!! It's alive!!! It's alive!!!
(and didn't explode)
Well, there she goes, all ready to work.
It was a tiresome day too as not only built my new computer but also built this one for a friend on an Asus Vento case, it required a bit of modding and taking apart to put a blue lighted fan on the front, here are some pics of the other build.
(yes, I know those cases with special finish are fingerprint magnets but were cleaned)
Hope you enjoyed viewing the process.