Reciever's Ongoing build/mod log AW17 Ranger

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  1. TheReciever

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    Nothing is ever simple eh? lol

    Yeah Ill keep looking around, not in any huge rush after all.
     
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    Grant B Gibson Notebook Deity

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    Also, the card looks physically too big to fit, as it might not leave enough room for the CPU socket/heatsink.

    Maybe the MSI Vortex/Aetina 1080?
     
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    Msi vortex might be best, but lately I've been concerned with the gpu conflicting with the 2 capacitors on the motherboard.

    I need to make a mock up and confirm it.
     
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    How are you planning to fit the N173HHE-G32 panel in? Got mine in today, panel seems like it'll work but i cant actually get the EDP cable and bottom board to fit. Maybe drop the lights for the bezel logo for a bit of headroom, might have to cut the right hinge too? I saw one guy did it where he cut one or both of the hinges, id imagine i'd only need to cut the right one but i'd prefer not to if you or anyone else knows a workaround?

    Also wasn't everyone saying no hope of 2060/70 cards and now i see talks of them(Or was that just standard form factor ones). Hyped, i really want a 2060 for this thing eventually.
     
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    Only 2xxx card released so far are the MSI/Clevo cards, which aren't even close to PnP, need heavy chassis/heatsink mods
     
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    The guy lost the panel or something and I got refunded, ill be reordering from another source soon.

    You have to cut the hinges a bit to feed the cable through to the chassis.

    Yeah I am waiting to see how it works for others before I try it. Im a little too ignorant to try it first hand.
     
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    If they're anything like the 1080, it'll need a MXM slot mod, referenced in the 8700K/1080 P870DM mod
     
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    I can probably do that with enough study of how @Mr. Fox did it on his P870DM

    Im fairly certainly I have figured out a way to cool everything well enough too. Its not going to be vanilla but should suffice.

    Ill try it out on the CPU heatsink first if I can get it developed.
     
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    Thanks going to pass though, I have no presence there and no protections so I stick to ebay in case a part is bad.
     
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