Sunday, July 27, 2014

Maximus VII Gene installation experience

In the previous post I mentioned that I got my new board and also about some issues I had while installing it. But I didn’t post any pics, so here are some photos of the entire thing.

Food! The little guy joined the party.

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In the box.

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Just moved the CPU from the Maximus VI Hero. Haven't cleaned the old paste yet.

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Cleaned the paste

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Screwed in the audio daughter board

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I/O back panel. Couple of the USB 3.0 ports are provided by ASMedia.

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Installing the cage for the CPU cooler. Forgot to take a pic of after applying thermal paste. Spread it using a credit card instead of using a pea sized bit in the middle. Dropped temps by 2C.

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Audio daughter board fits under the CPU cooler just fine.

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No problems with RAM clearance but that’s a feature of the CPU cooler, not the motherboard.

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Oh oh this wasn't supposed to happen. I bought this cooler because it cleared the first PCI-E slot of most boards like a champ. Apparently the Gene has a bad socket placement.

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But didn't stop me from installing cooler or the graphics card. The fan clip touches the back of the GPU so had to use some insulation tape.

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This is how I connected the front audio cable. But there is a better way to do it. There is a header on the board that connects to the audio card internally, and I found out about it at the end so I left it as it is.

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