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User Info: Foxfire15

Foxfire15
3 months ago#11
monkmith posted...
Neverwinter27 posted...
Foxfire15 posted...
monkmith posted...
Foxfire15 posted...
Looking at the pic

SSD - Unless they're using Optane (I doubt it), your SSD is the little blue stick of gum looking thing between the lower 2 PCI-E slots.

HDD - If it's the case I think it is, the HDD is probably mounted ahead of the PSU on the bottom. I'm not sure how it's seutp though. Follow the SATA cable as others have suggested.

completely missed the filled M2 port. definately the ssd.


Best part about M2. From a layout standpoint, that's a poor M2 slot to use. Ideally, they should have used the one under the 16x slot. If the Gaming 7 is mapped the same as my Gaming 5, it cuts off / slows down a few ports. Of course, if he's not planning heavy expansion like I do, it doesn't really matter. :). Quick look, port M2P (where it's installed) cuts the 4x bandwidth. M2A would have just cost them the SATA 0 port. Regardless, it's fine in the grand scheme of things.


Wait, so where should I move the M2? I'll reinstall it myself if it's more efficient somewhere else.

you cant easily see it. you'd have to pull your GPU, it sits directly under the port the GPU is plugged into. TC look up the manual for your motherboard and give it a read.

but a bit of further reading suggests its not an issue unless you've got something plugged into the lower psi-e port.


Yeah, don't worry about it. It was one of those "well, that's not the way I would have done it" posts. :)

Really, it's fine where it is unless you start adding expansion cards.
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User Info: monkmith

monkmith
3 months ago#12
Neverwinter27 posted...
Ok, last question until I can head home for a closer look, as you see in the pic the 2 sticks of ram are corsair Vengeance lpx, if I get 2 more of those, will they be low enough to fit under the CPU fan (Phantex ph-tc12dx)?

from your pic i couldn't tell, you'd be best served to just pull a ram stick out and try it yourself.
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User Info: JowyBlight

JowyBlight
3 months ago#13
Neverwinter27 posted...
Ok, last question until I can head home for a closer look, as you see in the pic the 2 sticks of ram are corsair Vengeance lpx, if I get 2 more of those, will they be low enough to fit under the CPU fan (Phantex ph-tc12dx)?


With that kind of CPU fan you should be able to move the clips a bit higher to fit the RAM if needed.

See http://i64.tinypic.com/10mooky.jpg for example.
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User Info: Neverwinter27

Neverwinter27
3 months ago#14
JowyBlight posted...
Neverwinter27 posted...
Ok, last question until I can head home for a closer look, as you see in the pic the 2 sticks of ram are corsair Vengeance lpx, if I get 2 more of those, will they be low enough to fit under the CPU fan (Phantex ph-tc12dx)?


With that kind of CPU fan you should be able to move the clips a bit higher to fit the RAM if needed.

See http://i64.tinypic.com/10mooky.jpg for example.


How would you go about in moving the clips up like that? There was no manual for the CPU fan.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/116516595@N05/30081864888/in/dateposted-public/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJTdNA-Btig

User Info: JowyBlight

JowyBlight
3 months ago#15
Unhook the 2 metal clips on both sides of the fan you want to place higher, and just position them a few grooves higher and clip them back on the same way.
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User Info: Neverwinter27

Neverwinter27
3 months ago#16
JowyBlight posted...
Unhook the 2 metal clips on both sides of the fan you want to place higher, and just position them a few grooves higher and clip them back on the same way.


Ok I'll try it out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJTdNA-Btig
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