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Gryphon Micro-ATX Build in a 350D

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November 20, 2013 3:52:02 PM

It's been a while since I've created my own build, but after many agonizing hours scouring the forums, here's what I've come up with. Everything is ordered, so my questions are:

1. How do I set up the cooling? 2x140mm on the front pulling in, 2x120mm on the top pushing out, 1x120mm on the back pushing out? (The extra 120mm is to put a pretty blue fan on the CPU heatsink.)

2. Are there any likely snags on the install or setup I should be aware of? I haven't yet researched updating the BIOS via USB (which I assume is possible - if not, I assume there's another method...), but I have a couple days until the last components arrive.

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 350D (Windowed) (CC-9011029-WW)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series AX760 760 Watt ATX/EPS (150 x 86 x 160)
Motherboard: Asus Gryphon Z87
CPU Chipset: Intel i7-4770K Haswell
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 16GB DDR3-1600 PC3-1
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified w/ ACX Cooler 3GB GDDR5 (03G-P4-3788-KR)
SSD: Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 (SV300S37A/240G)
HDD: Western Digital WD Black 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb (WD1002FAEX - OEM)
Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII S524
Sound: RealTek (Built In)
WiFi: TP-LINK Wireless N300 Advanced PCI 2.4GHz 300Mbps (TL-WN951N)
Optical Drive: LG 14x Internal Blu-ray Burner (WH14NS40)
Cables: 2x SATA 3.0
Thermal Paste: Noctua NT-H1
Fans: 4x Enermax T.B.SILENCE 120mm LED Twister Cooling Fan (Black/Blue) (UCTB12N-BL)
Fans: 2x Enermax T.B. Apollish 140mm x 25mm LED Fan w/ Focus Blades (Blue) (UCTA14N-BL)
Extra: ASUS LGA 1150 Gryphon Armor Kit
Extra: eVGA GTX780 Classified Backplate
Extra: Bluecell Blank Drawer Rack
Extra: 2x Silverstone Tek Sleeved PWM Fan Splitter Cable
Extra: 2x Silverstone Tek 140mm Ultra Fine Fan Filter with Magnet Cooling (FF143B)
Cable Ties: 16x Nite Ize GT3-4PK-03 Blue Gear Ties

Everyone here has been a HUGE help with this process. Thanks so much for the time you all take in giving thoughtful, helpful answers.
November 20, 2013 3:54:46 PM

You have a decent cooling setup and you should be fine with it. No need to update the BIOS, as the board came out just after the official release of the Core i7-4770K, which was June 3rd 2013.
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