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Forget me if I'm being stupid... but I just felt so got damn unsure. Better safe than sorry... right? tongue.gif

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=215 <--- This is my new PSU that will arrive soon. PCI-E cable that's attached has 2x 6+2 on it... am I supposed to attach both of them to one graphic card or? Logic indicates that it's 110% yes... but I just wanna ask to be totally sure since my old Corsair HX850 had "one pci-e cable... 1x 6+2 pci-e"

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You attach whatever your graphics card requires. In your case (if you have a 680) it requires to 6 pins. So you just leave the little extra +2 part unplugged.
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What a nightmare so I received the Silver Arrow SB-E and not the regular one. It still works on 1155 but its a little different than what I ordered.

So I tried to install it anyways because it looked like it would fit. It totally covers up the x16 slot. So I had to move down my gpu so now its running at x8. I had a heel of a time installing the fans OMG!!!! Main reason probably because I did it inside the case. Also first time using a cooler with fan clips. Maybe I'm retarded but I wanted to break the damn things.

So I submitted a return but it wasn't fulfilled by amazon so I have to deal with some third party. Hopefully they are cool and pay for shipping.
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Perhaps I messed up and/or did something terribly wrong, but I hit the rams when trying to put the cooler in place... maybe I should've waited with the fan until the cooler was in place.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At4fvmhoziU <-- This dude has a similar (exactly the same?) mobo as me, for some reason he puts the fans in the same way I have
I'll give it a try when my new PSU arrives... might have to try and get the fan to sit a bit higher

Definitely install the SA/SB-E first then fans second. This should be done outside the case. Oh, and there are no stupid questions as long as you're learning from the answers. thumb.gif
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What a nightmare so I received the Silver Arrow SB-E and not the regular one. It still works on 1155 but its a little different than what I ordered.
So I tried to install it anyways because it looked like it would fit. It totally covers up the x16 slot. So I had to move down my gpu so now its running at x8. I had a heel of a time installing the fans OMG!!!! Main reason probably because I did it inside the case. Also first time using a cooler with fan clips. Maybe I'm retarded but I wanted to break the damn things.
So I submitted a return but it wasn't fulfilled by amazon so I have to deal with some third party. Hopefully they are cool and pay for shipping.

Wow that blows. Also not so great that it's blocking the x16 slot. frown.gif Who did your order from? I got my SA from FrozenCPU without any issues. Have ordered from them several times since. thumb.gif Everyone in this thread/club will always recommend installing both the SA and SB-E outside the case. The biggest reason being that which caused you so much grief: the fans. tongue.gif
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Lol yah it was a serious pain. I wasn't so sure my mobo tray was going to go back in with the cooler and fans hooked on.

I bought it from amazon but it wasn't directly through amazon. Turns out when I got it the invoice said Xoxide. But thats not what they call themselves on amazon.

They better not give me any grief since I installed the cooler. We'll see.
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Hello guys,

I'm thinking about buying a Silver Arrow SB-e for my new build. However all thos talk about it blocking an pcie slot has me concerned andl left wondering whether or not it will fit on my mobo. The mobo I got is a socket 1156 Asus P7P55D atx board. Maybe someone has already installed it on this mobo? Or maybe someone who has the original installed on a P55 board can tell me how much room there is between the cooler and the first pcie slot (or more specifically, a vga card installed in that slot), since the SB-e seems to be 5mm wider on both sides? And if need be, would it be possible to rotate the TY-150 90° in order to create a bit extra room? Or is that not possible with the included fanclips. My case would be wide enough for that.

I know these are a lot of questions, but I would be very grateful if someone could answer them!
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I think most boards have a pretty standard layout as far as PCI goes and the IO ports so it all lines up. I think the question is has someone installed an SB-E and had it not block the top pci slot? I know some boards put a x1 there so that would not be as much of an issue.
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Well, it looks to me like the placement of the processor depends on the cpu socket. And since it's all probably a manner of millimeters that just might be the difference between it blocking or not blocking the slot. And if it would be possible to rotate the middle fan it might give one some extra room (or maybe this is just wishful thinking since I don't want to look further for a cpu cooler wink.gif)
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Well, it looks to me like the placement of the processor depends on the cpu socket. And since it's all probably a manner of millimeters that just might be the difference between it blocking or not blocking the slot. And if it would be possible to rotate the middle fan it might give one some extra room (or maybe this is just wishful thinking since I don't want to look further for a cpu cooler wink.gif)

Welcome to OCN! What m/b are you going to use with the SB-E?
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Thanks for all your help in here folks. After my recent en-devours with this cooler in my case. I have decided to go a different direction. Picked up an Antec 920 last night on the market.

I know it won't cool as good but its just so much easier to deal with in a cramped space.
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Thanks for all your help in here folks. After my recent en-devours with this cooler in my case. I have decided to go a different direction. Picked up an Antec 920 last night on the market.
I know it won't cool as good but its just so much easier to deal with in a cramped space.

Make sense. I'm thinking about going a similar route with my wife's gaming PC I'll be building in the same case later this year.
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