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Old 12-03-2017, 01:51 PM   #46
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Re: Fall Upgrade 2017!

My board is 12"x9.6"
Your board is 12"x10.7"

It would fit great in my case if it were not for the rounded corner on the lower right.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:06 PM   #47
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Called Microsoft and used there auto activation feature and got it activated...pretty painless really...having the MS account associated with the license helped!
Yeah, it helped me to have the license tied to my MS account.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:08 PM   #48
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It would be awesome if you got the APEX Jim, I could handle going to it myself and we could all be on the same page. I came close to getting it before.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:21 PM   #49
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Too many bucks for something I would never take advantage of. Mega overkill. A 299WS is not completely out of the picture though!

I was just curious on the ATX/EATX thing!
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:39 PM   #50
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144-42=102

Only 5w more than I have now.

From your pictures which some were taken on a slight angle - the GPU looks very slightly angled. May need a bracket?

Your EATX board is not as big as I thought. I bet it would fit in my case. Ahhh, so many options, so little time!
Your right I have video card sag...lol...my little jack is to short, the top x16 slot is one slot higher than my old board, I need a new bracket or a small spacer for the jack.
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Too many bucks for something I would never take advantage of. Mega overkill. A 299WS is not completely out of the picture though!

I was just curious on the ATX/EATX thing!
2 of the WS X299 boards are ATX...just something to think about.
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Yep, it's implanted in my cranium.
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Bracket may be in order if you cannot prop it up a bit by use of the cabling. How are the reinforced sockets?


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Your right I have video card sag...lol...my little jack is to short, the top x16 slot is one slot higher than my old board, I need a new bracket or a small spacer for the jack.
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BTW, did you use AS or Noctua's for the Thermal Paste?
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Bracket may be in order if you cannot prop it up a bit by use of the cabling. How are the reinforced sockets?
They seem fine, I have one thing to try to see if I move my 950 pro up one slot and see if its still x4 by 3.0, the slot its in how is for sure....the manual on pci-e slots with 3.0 express is a little lacking....actually the manual shows only 2 x16 slots and it has 4...go figure?????????????
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BTW, did you use AS or Noctua's for the Thermal Paste?
Noctua (its highly rated) about a 1/4 inch gob in the middle, temps are great better than my 4790K....and absolutely silent, the highest today my cpu fan has run is 753 rpm...I know the cooler is big but its worth it, right now highest core is 27C.
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Where are your benchmarks FVB? Don't know what you are talking about running Jim's benchmark over here in this thread? Can't find it.
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Is anybody working on getting pics listed again?
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Devil's Canyon is the the coolest knife in the drawer. I do like Nocua's a bit better than AS.

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Noctua (its highly rated) about a 1/4 inch gob in the middle, temps are great better than my 4790K....and absolutely silent, the highest today my cpu fan has run is 753 rpm...I know the cooler is big but its worth it, right now highest core is 27C.
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He's referring to AIDA64

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Where are your benchmarks FVB? Don't know what you are talking about running Jim's benchmark over here in this thread? Can't find it.
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