I will start on assembly soon, now that the main components are in place. I decided on using a SATA 3D NAND drive as bootloader, apps, recovery, UEFI tools, and storage. But for now to burn in the mostly newly purchased and NOS components, the SATA drive will be the OS, until I modify for x4 PCI-e and placement for the NVME drive, for OS and working files. As it stands, I may modify the bottom base to fit the M.2 adapter and NVME drive. The drive is thin and long enough to allow access for removal through a modified Smart Card slot while having a connection near the CPU. Even though it may look very clean within the confines of the notebook, it will not allow my speaker mod to coexist. The speaker mod housing fills that area completely. In the age of BT, ear buds and remote speakers are common. If anything, internal speakers are more for system notification, rather than entertainment value. So its now a matter of weighing the benefits of faster storage, with dual drive options, over better internal speakers. Do I need to even contemplate the latter? Still awaiting WANN components and other items or soldering and connections.