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03-05-2019 07:48 PM
TheHorse
Quote: Originally Posted by 8051 View Post
I know exactly what you're talking about and I broke the PCIe latch on the slot closest to my CPU, but I haven't had any problems without it for three years now.
Same. Broke it on my brand new motherboard. EXCEPT!

I did not ******* touch the thing. It just fell off randomly one day when I opened my case and was about to take the GPU out. I hadn't touched it yet but when I loosened the thumb screws on the GPU to take it out because I was going to put everything in a new case, take the thumb screws off, go down to push the latch with my thumb... ******* thing just fell right off with no effort so it was clearly already broken. I'll probably RMA the motherboard right before the warranty expires for it.
03-05-2019 07:38 PM
brentsg https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/Spudger/IF145-002-2

That's the right tool and useful for lots of things.
03-05-2019 06:39 PM
Gunderman456
Quote: Originally Posted by white owl View Post
I cut a hole in the motherboard above the PCIE latch so I can get my finger in there.
Come on guys, this was funny! Burst out laughing.

I can reach with my finger as the cards are effectively single slot as they are water cooled. Haven't needed to touch them in 5 years though.
03-05-2019 05:46 PM
cerealkeller What I’ve been doing lately is using the plastic handle end of a spatula lol
That way if I slip it’s not going to smash SMDs like a flat head screw driver would
And this is assuming you can’t reach it with your hand. If you can, use your finger
03-01-2019 02:59 PM
8051
Quote: Originally Posted by looniam View Post
yeah, it me me a second after my last to think not all slot lay outs are the same.

glad i found that pic and your reply so we can better understand each other.
When I upgrade I'm going to have to remember to get a motherboard like yours instead of mine. I sometimes wonder how much heat is being trapped between the back of the video card and the fin stack of the phtc14pe.
02-28-2019 09:03 PM
LunaTiC123 yep, same here, built a new pc with an asus z370-a prime mobo then after a few months i bought 2 m.2 ssd's so i had to take out the gpu, I've tried everything to get the gpu out safely but the thing was stuck.. so the latch broke eventually but thankfully you don't need it anyway, still was able to put the gpu back in safely without any issues ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
02-28-2019 08:58 PM
blodflekk I'm currently using the third pci-e slot because I have a noctua d15 and my card won't fit in the first slot, so its a little easier and I use my finger, but in the past when I've used the first slot, I have just taken the screw out and gently wiggled it and pulled it out. On my current board I have pulled the latch off but it doesn't seem to break, it can be clicked in and out quite easily, however on other boards in the past I have broken them but as long as they are secured with all the screws on the back panel, its never been an issue.
02-28-2019 07:52 PM
looniam
Quote: Originally Posted by 8051 View Post
"it blocked the first pci-e x1". Unfortunately on my Asrock Extreme 4 x99 there is no first pci-e x1 slot, the pci-e x16 slot IS the first one and there isn't even 10mm of clearance between the back of the video card backplate and the fin stack of the Phanteks phtc14pe.
yeah, it me me a second after my last to think not all slot lay outs are the same.

glad i found that pic and your reply so we can better understand each other.
02-28-2019 06:10 PM
./Cy4n1d3\.
Quote: Originally Posted by 8051 View Post
I know exactly what you're talking about and I broke the PCIe latch on the slot closest to my CPU, but I haven't had any problems without it for three years now.
I did the same thing to my ASRock Z77 Exteme motherboard. Not had any problems so far

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02-28-2019 03:57 PM
8051
Quote: Originally Posted by looniam View Post
had a D14 for years; it blocked the first pci-e x1 but theres plenty 'o room. where do you think i got the method from?

heres a pic of mine:

Attachment 256326

ooops its sideways
"it blocked the first pci-e x1". Unfortunately on my Asrock Extreme 4 x99 there is no first pci-e x1 slot, the pci-e x16 slot IS the first one and there isn't even 10mm of clearance between the back of the video card backplate and the fin stack of the Phanteks phtc14pe.
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