Ok thanks alot and I have already built it lol but I didnt pay those prices I just used part picker... i figured it would be easier for everyone to read. Have a buddy that works at microcenter and he helped me out alot as far as price goes I got everything for a little under $750.00. But thanks for the tips ... I fear i will become addicted to upgrading and swapping parts lol. But I hope this is atleast a decent starting point.
Well, it comes with a back plate that goes on the back of the motherboard, so it's definitely easier to install with the mobo out. Some cases have the back of the mobo exposed and you might be able to do it in there, although it might still be very hard to fit your hand/tool in there to install the front side.
Cooler Master has always had a number of good PSUs, it's wrong to dismiss them as a whole based on brand alone. Lately they've released a lot of great units, too. That said, the PSU in TC's build is terrible.
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Ok removing the motherboard isnt a huge deal... Idk if this is common but the hardest part of the build (which just like everyone said was very easy lol) was wire management. I just couldnt get it perfect the way i wanted lol so now that i have that problem solved installing a cooler shouldnt be dificult.