This case only works with the X862 V2 – V1 had longer standoffs and USB jumper. And it only works with the version of the GeeekPi expansion board with vertical HDMI ports – earlier version had horizontal ports. And it only works with the low-profile Ice Tower – I have other cases for the original Ice Tower and the X862 board – check my other things.
In order to assemble this case, you must remove the fan from the low profile Ice Tower heatsink. I recommend hooking the bottom of the retaining clips with the dull edge of an x-acto knife between the fins of the heatsink, to unlatch the clips from their groove. Rather than trying to bend the top of the clips out of the hole in the fan. The fan will then be mounted on the inside of the top of the case with the mounts provided (see pics or my video about this case).
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