Building in a small form factor case like Yocto is challenging and requires careful planning. On this page, I'll do my best to guide you through the process of building in your Yocto.

Preparing everything

You should've received your Yocto semi assembled. Make sure the case includes all of the following:

  • Case with brass baseplate, mesh top and plastic bottom attached
  • USB-C cable, power button and LED attached to the inside of the case
  • Four case feet and their screws
  • PCIe riser board
  • A bag with some screws
    - M2.5x8mm black for the AC inlet
    - M3x4mm brass for the motherboard
    - M3x3mm black for the PSU
    - M3x4mm brass countersunk for the 2.5inch drive (Yocto+ only)
    - Some spare screws
  • Tiny philips screwdriver for hard to reach spots

Before we start

This case is made out of plastic. Plastic is not as strong as metal. Take care not to tighten any screws to much as this may cause the platic to crack. Your metal tools can also scratch the plastic. This also counts for the brass baseplate, as brass is a softer metal than steel.

1.Case feet

Case feet should be attached first as the hardware will cover the screws. The screws go all the way through the brass baseplate and plastic bottom and screw into the feet. Don't over tighten the screws as this can risk the plastic bottom cracking.


2.The power supply

The HDPlex power supply goes in first. Attach the 24 pin ATX and 8 pin EPS and then mount the HDPlex to the front of the bezel. Make sure to pick the right mounting points, there are also mounting points for Meanwell power supplies.

Use the M3x3mm black screws.

3.Routing the AC cable

We're using the C6 (leaf clover) AC cable for the HDPlex. Route the cable against the power supply casing to the gpu side and then make a 90 degree bend. The threads of the leaf clover should be on the outside of the case. Fasten the leaf clover to the case using the M2.5x8mm black screws.

4.The motherboard

The motherboard should be fitted with CPU cooler, M.2 SSD and memory first, before inserting it into the case. Insert the motherboard i/o shield first in the provided cutout. Insert the motherboard at a slight angle before mounting it to the four threaded standoffs on the brass baseplate. Fasten the motherboard zith the M3x4mm brass screws (non countersunk).

Insert the 24 pin ATX cable and the 8 pin EPS cable. Also insert the power button, power LED and USB cable at this point.

5.The graphics card

If you plan on deshrouding your GPU, the fan(s) should go in first. There are mounting points for up to two 60mm fans. The AC cables should be routed between the fans and the motherboard.

Attach the riser board to your GPU first. Insert them together by moving them in from the front of the case and then pushing them down. Make sure the retention clips hold the card into place.

6.Close the case

The case can now be closed. The top panel has 6 brass screws that attach to the bezel.

You did it, you built into the Yocto, yay! Only thing left now is attaching the cables and taking her for a drive.

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