Motherboards in the case. Everything is wired, except now I can't find the hdd led or reset wires to plug in. Haven't put the video cards in either.
I'm probably just too tires and not seeing the two wire connectors from the case. I'll probably have to unhook every wire, undo all the harnesses I made in the back just to find them, knowing my luck.
I've only slept 3 hours in the last 3 days and they were all last night.
I think I'll mess with it again Sunday after I'm more awake.
I'm just gonna unhook all connections and redo them from scratch. My case has so many wires just for it, you wouldn't believe it.
1. PWR, Reset, HDD LED (3)
2. $ Channel Fan Controller 1 molex, 3 fan connector wires for each channel (13)
3. Hue based LED lighting SATA connector (1)
I may be missing a few on this list.
When I pulled the back panel off the case when I received it last month, they had every wire wrapped with one cable tie. The wires, all together was a good 1 inch around.
It also came with a 8-pin cpu cable extender. I don't need it, as my psu's is long enough. That's back in the case's box, as is the removable bottom 2 hdd cage, the bottom piece the lower hdd cage slid into and the top 200mm. fan.
I also had to leave my Arctic Liquid Freezer 240's bottom 2 fans out. I removed them, so I could get the motherboard installed easier and be able to get to the motherboards waterblock header, cpu header and cpu optional header. Look at the motherboard picture above. With that piece of plastic moulding that is over the back panel and above the cpu gives you 1/2 inch to get to the top motherboard mounts or 3 cpu fan headers, while the bottom 2 Arctic fans were hooked to the radiator.
I went to put them back in after I had the motherboard in. I had some issues, though.
Isue 1: Left Fan - Can't get to lower left screw due to motherboard back panel/top plastic. No screwdriver is short enough to fit in there straight.
Issue 2: Left fan bottom right screw & right fan both bottom screws wouldn't seat in radiator now.
I spent about 2 hours on that alone and gave up.
Thanks kemical. When it's all done, basically the only wires that will be seen with my case, are the 2 video card's cables and then just where everything is plugged into the motherboard. The Arctic Liquid Freezer 240's top 2 fan's wire's may show, too.
The top panel is the only spot on the case, that the wire management isn't great. Only one hole up top for the 8-pin cpu header.
The case has 2 rows of cutouts on the right side and bottom of motherboard for cable management.
Inside this NZXT Phantom 820 for that reason alone, kick's my Corsair Carbide 500R's ass.
Only thing I like better in the Carbide 500R is the hdd Mounting brackets/mounts and the front-panel 5.25 mounts are better.
One thing I noticed, that's weird. G-Skill made a mistake on their DDR4 ram. Instead of seeing G-Skill and Ripjaws V on the left side after it's installed in the motherboard, you see the side with the label that has the rams serial number, timings, etc.
Between Windows & CyberLink MediaSuite 12 Ultra will I need it installed ? CyberLink's gonna be updated to newer version in July.Between Windows 8.1/10 and CyberLink, I think iso mounting is covered already.
CyberLink I need for my Blu-ray re drive.
Here's Asus's page for my Hero. Now it has SteamOS, too. First link is the general info. That one lists SteamOS way towards bottom of page. The 2nd link is the actual Hero downloads page. http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-HERO/MAXIMUS VIII HERO - Support
On the 2nd link you need to click Drivers & Tools, then Windows 10 64 bit and then Utilities.
There's also software that come's with it that's only on it's DVD that come's with the board.
Free year of Kaspersky Antivirus (use Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 - so don't need Kaspersky)
Sonic Studion and other stuff for the HD Audio on board.
The rest is on the 2nd link's page.
Asus give's a lot as it's a R.O.G. based motherboard. ROG CPU-Z, ROG GPU-z if you go to GPU-z's page,
Some other Asus stuff with it:
KeyBot 2 (for PWM Keyboards)
LightingControl (for Hero lighting on board- I can change color of Asus logo on board)
ROG Connect Plus
Asus PC Diagnostics
I'll probably install DAEMON Tools Pro, then. I've got my paid software & all drivers & utilities for various hardware saved to OneDrive. My Carbonite account has everything.
Plus, I use the Windows 7 Backup feature in 10 for system images & backups.
I don't waste my time with FileHistory. It's still as buggy as it was in Windows 8 & 8.1.
Here's the bug I noticed with it. For Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures & Videos, it will copy a folder and then not copy what's in that folder.
That plus I don't like not having more options on how often it runs. No weekly (which I use), monthly, etc.
I don't have enough that changes on a daily basisi to need to run more than on a weekly basis.
If I have any paid software or driver updates, I copy them to OneDrive and delete the old version there. Plus, they're on Carbonite, too.