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Workstation and gaming build. First desktop build in 12+ years. Noctua NH-D14S with additional Noctua NF-A12x25 fan in front looks like a mini aircraft engine and produces amazing cooling as the rear and top exhaust (rear running Noctua NF-P12, top running 2x NF-P14s) spits out cold air and feels like an A/C unit. Very quiet.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

well done on your first build in 12+ years. You picked some excellent components.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Lookin good! That cable management is pretty nice considering the lack of a PSU shroud.

One thing I did notice though is that your RAM is in an interesting configuration there. Is that what the motherboard manual called for?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

There is a PSU shroud (edit: new picture showing it with window off), I just took it off for interior pictures of components. The RAM is hidden behind the CPU cooler, it just installs on the motherboard as it normally would above the GPU and to the right of the CPU.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Oh, oops, didn't see that. Either way, still stand that you did pretty good on cable management.

And I didn't really mean where the RAM was installed, but in what order it is installed. Usually (but not always), for dual channel memory, the motherboard calls for the RAM to be installed in every other slot. Meaning, if you have a stick in the 1st slot, the next stick should go in the 3rd slot, if your first stick is in the 2nd slot, the next should be in the 4th. You'd have to check your motherboard documentation to be sure. It should have a recommended setup for 2 sticks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Interesting... the manual does recommend installing in the 2nd and 4th slots for dual channel configuration. I uploaded new pictures showing the proper dual channel configuration.