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How To Build A Workstation

Ivy PedersenNovember 15, 2021, ,
How To Build A Workstation

Are you interested in building your own Workstation? Then wait no more and start building your workstation. Follow the below-mentioned steps to start building your own workstation.

Start with the case

Unpack the case and open it on your table. Take note of the venting and sound insulating options. The PSU is set at the bottom, leaving enough space for the motherboard. 

Open the motherboard

The manual that comes with the motherboard is very helpful. Also, it comes with a good number of extra parts that only some of them will be used in building our workstation. Now lay down the case and put the MB inside.

Take care with the CPU

Now open the socket of the CPU, unpack it and check for the damage. Make sure that the CPU is oriented and the corners are realigned properly with the same icon on the socket. Now put the cover back and close with the lever. The cover will pop off in the socket while leaving the chip exposed.

Prep the case

For your CPU, install the Corsair H100i liquid cooling system. Remove the case top, vent panel, screw the fan to that vent. Connect the water pump on the other end and wait until the MB is installed. Tie a rubber band around the plastic cover of the pump so that it does not fall down. Now at the bottom of the case, install the power supply. Now snap the rear faceplate of the MB into the back of the case.

Pop in the drives

Slip the Asus optical driver into the case and screen down the chassis. Now center 3 SSD drivers and screw down them to the drive bay holders. The Seagate HD snaps into the drive bay holder. Now attach every drive with its SATA cable. Now attach each driver with the power cable.

Add the memory

Now go to the MB and install the four modules of Corsair Vengeance Pro memory. Follow the manual for proper configurations. Install four sticks in the alternating slots.

Place the motherboard

When I put the MB in, I hit a snag: there wasn't enough space for my cooler. But then an idea struck me- if only remove your H100i and install it before placing back again.

I contacted Asus, who assured me this is safe so long as you check with them first! Always make sure - dangerous computers don't sound too appealing, right?

Mount the motherboard

When mounting the MB back in the case, ensure that the board is not touching the metal will on the back. It is usually done by using the standoff, but luckily the Obsidian 550 has its built-in standoffs. Now align the board with the screw holes.

CPU/cooler connections

Now connect the cooler to your CPU. After cleaning your CPU, place the mounting bracket over the head unit, then align it to the CPU and go down to a good contact. Now place the corner thumb screw and tighten them. 

Power connections

There are three power connections between the PSU and MB ]. The main one is the ATX 24-pin connector. Another is the ATX 12V that attaches to the MB on the left of the memory sticks. This is a little difficult to reach once the MB is in place and should be connected to mounting.

SATA/motherboard connections

Now you are supposed to connect the Driver's SATA cables to the MB. If you find any difficulty in doing that, consult ASUS.

Add expansion cards

Now is the time for the expansion PCI-e cards to go inside. Put the cards inside, and you are good to go. 

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