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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.

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this should be it I think
 

testkil

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But it doesnt deliver :( Finding it for intel (using "115x" as search) is way harder than am4
 

Kanes_Inferno

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This build is really solid, great job! It's inspiring to see everything people can do with this case. I have one but currently don't have the time to do any massive overhauls..selling it due to space, time, and moving. Personally, this is my favorite Alienware case (next is the Area 51 R2).
 
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