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Building a new gaming PC (with some digs about NZXT)

Never let it be said that I do not support the aspirations of today's young people. My contribution to the next generation was helping a local teen build out a high powered gaming PC. It was my first time installing a closed-loop liquid cooling system (the  Kraken x61 ).  Building a gaming rig. Notice how decades of IT work has resulted in a Quasimodo hunch The highlights of the PC included the following:     - Intel i7 6700K CPU     - NZXT  Kraken x61 liquid cooling system     - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080  graphics card     - ASUS Z170-E motherboard     - NZXT S340 case     - Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM     - Samsung EVO 850 SSD     - EVGA Fully Modular GQ 650W power supply During build-out I encountered two issues that weren't the result of my own fumbling, shaky hands. One of these issues I think is forgivable and the other is not. The ASUS 7170-E motherboard and its associated BIOS is specifically designed with gaming and overclocking in mind. I&