Upgrading my system


Let’s first do inventory on what we have:

The first step is to do some pre-assembly on the motherboard – first changing the CPU cooler brackets to the ones supplied by Noctua with it’s massive NH-D15-SE-AM4 cooler (weighing 980 grams without fans, you can see the new brackets in the picture)

Then seat the CPU in the AM4 socket:

And don’t forget to put the NVMe drive and RAM into place:

Final step in the pre-assembly is to put the CPU cooler into place (the RAM socket placement forced me to seat the other fan a bit high):

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