JohnC wrote:You don't have to switch default power plan to "high performance", there won't be any noticeable performance increases if you'll do so... You can disable "sleep" for your SSD/HDD in any power plan.
DPete27 wrote:automaticus wrote:One mounting hole of the motherboard was plugged by a plastic peg that fit perfectly through the hole and was already present inside the case.... that's a case feature to help align the mobo properly during installation.
CorrectJohnC wrote:Looks like you put a pretty large amount of thermal paste on your CPU
Yeah, that looks like at least twice the TIM that should have been used. You should be using about a grain of rice worth of TIM.
That case's front panel USB3.0 doesn't have an internal USB3.0 header? That's a shame. Oh well, it still works.
Note to self: use less thermal paste next time.
And no, the plug coming from the front panel is a regular USB 3.0 plug, not a motherboard-compatible connector. With a connector converter piece, I could attach it to the mobo internally, but the way it is doesn't really bother me right now.