I've just finished transferring all my components from my old case to a new computer case (NZXT H440 mid towercase). I have done a lot of research and manual reading to check everything that I had done is correct, as it is my first time building a PC hands on manually. (I've managed to change power supply, ram, graphics card, apply thermal paste to cpu and install heatsink before, but other than all of that I haven't tried the other things yet). I did all of the transfer while wearing an anti-static wrist strap.
I've run into some few mishaps along the way - such as the motherboard screw being stuck with the standoff (had to use pliers and then screw it out) and the USB 3.0 header of the case being stuck with the USB 3.0 header plastic cover in the motherboard as I pulled it out since its cable was bulging too much at the rear side of the case (fortunately, I was careful enough not to bend the USB 3.0 pins. I managed to put back the plastic cover to the motherboard. The USB 3.0 header pins are still in tact).
Before I plug-in the power to the computer and possibly fry something up, I would like to verify some things first:
I used the motherboard stand offs that came with the case. The screws that I used that fit into the motherboard are the one shown in the picture
The screw has a flat end and a bulging head. I am not sure if this screw could short the motherboard.
Which is different from this screw (has a circular ring around its head) that I see commonly used in motherboards (and when i tried it, it does not fit into the standoff):
Secondly, the case manual mentions little to not detail on how case fans should be connected. The case came installed with fans, I traced their wiring and it all converges at the back panel into a sort of hub like this:
I noticed that one of the fan connectors encircled has an unconnected 3-pin fan connector on its end. I then connected it to a 3-pin fan plug, which is attached to a 4 pin male molex connector. Afterwhich, i connected the 4-pin male connector to my PSU via 4-pin female molex connector provided by my PSU.
(Encircled in red: 3 pin fan connector and 3 pin fan plug, beside it is the 4 pin molex male connector, connected to the PSU via female molex connector)
Since all of the case fans seemed to be connected to that hub, I have no fan connected to the "SYSFAN" outlets in my motherboard. As it is my first time to encounter such a feature in a case, I am not too sure if I did the right connection. I probably can't control the speed of those fans as it is connected to the PSU...
I had already double checked the front panel connectors, they are connected correctly according to correct polarity as prescribed by the motherboard manual. HD Audio, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 headers also connected to the motherboard. CPU fan connected.
Is there anything wrong with the assembly or have I missed anything?
Edited by john1816, 17 May 2017 - 05:12 PM.