Begin with Installation of a Flex-ATX Power Supply
Back view of the ATXBlade Chassis (Need to put three screws to secure the Flex-ATX Power supply to the ATXBlade Chassis)
Now the Flex-ATX power supply is firmly secured inside an ATXBlade Chassis
Looking for an AC power extension cable as shown above
The AC power extension cable has three connectors (White, Black and Green).
The Green connector is for GROUNDING purpose. The Black and White connectors are for AC Power.
Connect the White Connector to the AC Power Socket
Connect the Black Connector to the AC Socket
Connect the Green Connector to the AC Socket (The middle one)
The AC power connection should look like this in the picture
Black and White connectors are connected to the lower portion of the AC socket and the Green connector is connected at the upper middle portion of the AC socket.
The purpose of the AC power extension cable is to route AC power to the rear of the Flex-ATX power supply.
Insert the 90 degree angled AC Power connector into the back of the Flex-ATX power supply.
If the AC power cable is too long, make a small loop to reduce its length.
Get some cable-ties
Secure the AC power extension cable to the ATXBlade Chassis with a cable-tide
Secure the loop with a cable-tide
Next, need to install a CPU and Heatsink
CPU-L1366-P8 Heatsink Kit
Place a CPU into the LGA1366 Socket. Also put on some thermal grease
Close the cap
Secure the latch
Next, get the Heatsink Bracket
Take a look at the back of the motherboard. Place the heatsink bracket over the existing LGA1366 CPU Socket Plate on the motherboard.
Find this plastic spacer (need it later for motherboard installation)
Please the plastic spacer at the above location on back of the motherboard
Slowly, slide the motherboard into the ATXBlade Chassis as shown
Make sure all the motherboard mounting holes are properly aligned with the ATXBlade Chassis stand-offs.
Secure the first screw
Now, get the CPU Heatsink. Please note the Heatsink pipes are very fragile. Handle with extreme care.
Slowly, align the 4 holes on the Heatsink to the 4 stand-offs on the CPU Heatsink Bracket
The properly aligned holes!
Put the first heasink retention screws (with a spring attached) onto the first hole. (Do not tighten the screw yet)
Add the second retention screw to the hole (Do not tighten the screw yet)
Put in the third retention screw to the hole (Do not tighten the screw yet)
Put in the final retention screw (Do not tighten the screw yet)
Tighten the first screw a little bit (Do not tighten the screw all the way yet)
Tighten the second retention screw a little bit (Do not tighten the screw all the way yet)
Tighten the third retention screw a little bit (Do not tighten the screw all the way yet)
Tighten the last retention screw a little bit (Do not tighten the screw all the way yet)
Now, tighten all four screws (all the way)
After the CPU heatsink installation, the blade should look like this! (Notice the AC Power Extension cable is under the heatsink pipes)
You will need to locate the ATX 20PIN + 4 PIN Power Connector for the motherboard.
Look for the 4-pin AUX Power Connector from the Flex-ATX Power supply
Plug in the 4-Pin AUX power connector into the motherboard's 8-PIN AUX Power Socket. (Don't worry, you don't need an 8-Pin AUX power connector as showed on the manual)
Plug in the ATX 24-PIN Power Connector to the motherboard.
Add some cable-tide to make it nice
Attach the AC Power Extension cable's (GREEN) Ground Pin the the ATXBlade Chassis.
Next, need to install the harddisks
Harddisk Barckets and a SATA Harddisk
Place a harddisk on to the harddisk bracket
Align the holes
Secure the harddisk with a screw
Place the harddisk on the the ATXBlade
Secure the harddisk with screws
Plug in the SATA Power Cable
Attach the SATA Cable
Attach the SATA data cable
Tide-up the cables with cable-tides
Install a PCI-Exress 16X riser card
A sample PCI-Express 16X Video Card
Attach the PCI-Express Video Card to the PCI-Express 16X Riser card as shown
Slowly attach the PCI-Express Card with riser to the motherboard. Sometimes might need a bit of careful alignment.
Attach a screw to secure the PCI-Express 16X card
Insert the ATXBlde into the Housing Unit