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Preparation for assembly

Opening the FC8

The top panel is held in place by a total of 4 screws, 2 from the bottom left underside of the case, and 2 on the right side of the case that are accessible between the fins of the heat sink.

Remove all 4 screws to release the top panel then separate it from the rest of the case. Be careful not to lose those screws, they are specific to the top panel and must be used when completing the assembly.

PCS-M3x8 Screw (Order Replacements)

PPH-M3x8 Screw (Order Replacements)

The rest of the cooling parts and accessories will be packed in a box secured to the drive tray.

Removing the Drive Tray

The drive tray is secured to the front and back panels of the FC8 by 4 screws (2 on each side), removing them will release the tray.

Depending on which model you have, the drive tray will have either an optical drive bracket or SSD brackets attached to it. With the optical version, the optical drive bracket should be removed (or loosened) before removing the drive tray.

With the optical version, remove the optical drive bracket first.

Accessory Parts Included

The accessory box will contain the cooling parts such as, heat pipes, CPU mount, Heat Sink mounts and various screws and thermal paste.

Note that the upper and lower panels comprise of 2 acrylic panels and a center PVC net

The right side heat sink should have the motherboard standoffs and pillars

CPU mount comprises of an aluminium mount and copper shim

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