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Aurora R4 ALX case with 8700k and RTX 2080ti

testkil

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Hi @testkil . My EVGA motherboard didnt have enough USB2 ports. If I remember correctly the Alienware mobotherboard had 3 USB 2.0 ports so I was one short for connecting the front chassis USB 2.0. The NZXT hub fixed that problem for me.

I think its possible to screw a 92mm fan in there but its jam packed in there, you would most likely need to disassemble the case including plastic covers. Below is a link with someone who was able to fit a 240mm AIO radiator and fans.

https://www.dell.com/community/Alie...ing-motherboard-amp-Intel/td-p/7372754/page/2

Asetek made the generic Alienware CPU cooler so I think this will work for you.
https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Rete...d=1&keywords=asetek+am4&qid=1610053035&sr=8-1

To be honest the Alienware cooler was not all that and found the Corsair H80iv2 to perform better. The thicker radiator and fans in push/pull helped a lot!
Thanks for the link !
The alienware stock cooler may not be ideal, but saving 100eur is worth it for now, if it fails I can just change it anyway or use amd's stock cooler.

planning on a 5600x + a aorus pro-P motherboard, I was able to find this adapter where I live this which is basically the same as you sent. (I think)
with an m.2 and new ram it totals at like 700 eur, expensive upgrade :) Considering waiting untill the 5600x drops it's price a bit since it's still in fairely limited supply. And going old gen isn't the best idea i think since I tend to keep cpu's a while.

I'd also have to check how many usb headers I need etc, to see if i'd need a hub. Haven't toutched that much.
 

LukeG310

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I looked at the link and it says its compatible with Corsair so it should be compatible with Asetek. I like your idea and I would be doing the same if I was in your steps. Keep me posted on your build progress!
 

testkil

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Hi @testkil . My EVGA motherboard didnt have enough USB2 ports. If I remember correctly the Alienware mobotherboard had 3 USB 2.0 ports so I was one short for connecting the front chassis USB 2.0. The NZXT hub fixed that problem for me.

I think its possible to screw a 92mm fan in there but its jam packed in there, you would most likely need to disassemble the case including plastic covers. Below is a link with someone who was able to fit a 240mm AIO radiator and fans.

https://www.dell.com/community/Alie...ing-motherboard-amp-Intel/td-p/7372754/page/2

Asetek made the generic Alienware CPU cooler so I think this will work for you.
https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Rete...d=1&keywords=asetek+am4&qid=1610053035&sr=8-1

To be honest the Alienware cooler was not all that and found the Corsair H80iv2 to perform better. The thicker radiator and fans in push/pull helped a lot!
Uhm me again, i found the i7 10700K for less than the 5600x, can you send me a link for a LGA1200 mounting bracket? I can't find it exactly, I have to assume intel has a range of sockets that are identical but I can't find a clear answer.

Edit:
this should be it I think
 
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