A friend of mine came over today with a box full of Parts
Asus P7P55D EVO LGA 1156
(2) EVGA GTX 460 768MB
(2x2GB) OCZ Special Ops Edition DDR3 1600 8-8-8-24
Cooler Master 750 watt
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
Asus SATA 24X DVD Burner
Cooler Master HAF 932
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
TRUE 120 Lapped
LGA 1156 Retention Bracket
Antec 120mm Red LED 79cfm Fan
I started by installing the Thermalright Retention Bracket. Here's the Backplate, a little to much glare in this photo.
When I tighten down the left side of the bracket it was still lose. I tried to take a close-up of the bracket so you could see the amount of play, I'd say it's almost 3/8".
So I added a soft rubber washer to each post on the backplate to take up the slack. Hopefully it won't be to tight now.
I had to install the CPU before I attached the right side of the Retention Bracket because the Locking Arm is blocked by the Bracket. And you can see the hard plastic washers I'm using between the bracket and the motherboard.
Here's a Close-up of the CPU.
With the CPU and the Retention Bracket in Place I'm moving on to the case. I've installed the Stand-offs and the I/O Shield.
Next I've installed the Power Supply and separated the wires.
And a close-up.
Looking at the back we see more wires and I'm separating them and tying them up.
Here's another Close-up.
Next I've installed the Motherboard and all the connectors.
Here's a Close-up of the bottom connectors (usb, IEEE 1394a, front audio, front panel header).
And a Close-up of the top connectors (24-pin main power and 8-pin mobo).
With all the wires connected I attached the Heat Sink, Fan and the Memory. I should of took a picture of the thermal paste being applied, I forgot, sorry.
Then I plugged in the GTX 460's and the SLI Bridge Connector.
I forgot to take pictures of the Hard Drive and DVD Player but there's not really much to see anyways.
Here's a picture of everything installed with the Side Panel off.
And with the Side Panel attached.
That's all I did today. Tomorrow I'll power it up and install Windows 7, then the Real Fun will begin.