I just ordered a brand new ASUS Rampage IV Gene LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
with a COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
and a CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
I admit this is my first time building a PC and I was getting excited by only having the H100 to install before powering it up. When I looked on the back of the case, I noticed that only 1 bracket hole was visible, while the rest of the CPU was hidden by the case. I don't understand why these new LGA2011 Socket Motherboards are putting Memory slots on both sides of the CPU socket. I researched the reviews before buying this new style MB for my i7-3930k, and many have used the Hydro H80 cooling systems. I don't know if it's a bad Tower/MB combo or what.
I have posted pictures below of the problem. Any tips or advice is greatly apprecicated.
(Yes I know I haven't taken the CPU faceplate off)
P.S. Sorry for worst post in history. None of the Message Font/Link/Insert functions seem to be working with Chrome or Opera.
Albred: I don't understand why these new LGA2011 Socket Motherboards are putting Memory slots on both sides of the CPU socket.
I don't understand why these new LGA2011 Socket Motherboards are putting Memory slots on both sides of the CPU socket.
It's for make the lanes faster, the shorter the faster, The 2011 as 4 memory channels, if you place them all on the same side of the CPU, the one more far from the CPU will be too far, so they will have to reduce the lanes speed.
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After further investigation, it appears the stock bracket on the Motherboard holds the Hydro H100. The LGA2011 screws that came with the H100 fit perfectly in those slots.
We live and learn