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Asus X99-A II Motherboard with Noctua NH-D15

From the manual.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Guys, it's my first post here and I'm building my first PC system after 15 years or so. I've zeroed on the following parts for now:

Asus X99-A II Motherboard
Intel Core i7 6800k
Noctua NH-D15 Cooler
Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz 2x8GB (plan to upgrade another of the same kit to activate quad channel later)
Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming
InWyn GR-One Case
EVGA 750W Gold PSU
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (plan to upgrade 512GB M.2 later)

Anyhow, I've ordered most parts and only have to receive motherboard and processor as of now. My question is mostly regarding the clearance for my GPU on the first PCI_e slot as most of the builds I've seen are cutting it too close. What do you guys recon? 

Thanks a lot for the replies.

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8 minutes ago, leoStarkz said:

no one has the same setup I guess?

I don't have the exact setup, but have worked with the Noctua NH-D15 and top located PCIe slots.

It will be tight, and you might find it touches the GPU's backplate.

 

The beauty of x99 boards though is you can move the GPU down to the 3rd slot (as that's the second 16x PCIe slot) and it will work just fine at 16x.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Schoolofmonkey said:

From the manual.

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Awesome! Thanks a lot for that, I was worried about it but if the 3rd slot will work as better as the first, then I'm in the clear. I recon putting it in the 3rd make better sense as both will be generating heat and keeping them tight together won't be a good idea. Thanks again mate!

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