The Build and Finished Product
Knowing I had limited room, I grabbed my Micro-ATX board, the low profile cooler and a single video card. I would have run SLI, but I need a fifth expansion slot with this board. At this stage everything is going great and there is nothing unusual to speak of.
I went ahead and stuck the aluminum mounting plate for the PSU to the back of this 750W unit. Overkill much? Yes, but I want to test something out!
A bit more prep with a few screws and some rubber washers and the optical drive and hard drive are now ready to be slid into place. I also added the thumbscrew that you will be using the secure the drive so it doesn't move in and out of the cases side panel.
Optical drive installed; check! But this is where I ran into a bit of confusion as to what to do with the drive once I had it in the rack.
Since the bottom is solid and the sides of the 5.25" bays are cut too thin, that only leaves behind the other bay cover to run the wiring. That is plenty of space and all, but I found the wires hit the cover and made it catawampus in the side panel. I think a large slot in the floor of the bays would have been a more viable solution.
The hard drive slides easily into the rack. Once the drive is in place, lock it on with the slide on the right and tighten the thumbscrew.
I removed the 3-pin to 4-pin Molex adapters off of the pair of 120mm intake fans and added them to two of the three power points on the back of the fan switch. This not only keeps the front looking clean, it keeps connections down to only one Molex connection to power everything in the cooling system.
Now all I have to so is slide in the motherboard tray and begin wiring things so I can get to the testing.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Lian Li PC-V355-B Mini Tower Chassis]
- Page 5 [Inside the PC-V355-B]
- Page 6 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 7 [The Build and Finished Product]
- Page 8 [The Build and Finished Product Continued]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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