Here's a STP file and PDF if anyone still needs it: https://smallformfactor.net/forum/resources/noctua-bracket-for-lga-2011-narrow-ilm.159/
I think I still have a few somewhere so I can throw them up on FS/FT if there's interest.
Bracket to allow mounting Noctua heatsinks to the ASRock X99E-ITX/ac
Recommended only for heatsinks with the spring-loaded mounting screws (so not the original NH-L12)
Most any decent sheet metal shop can make these. I had mine made in 6061 aluminium but steel would work too. Stainless steel...
That'd work I guess. But the 4-pin peripheral (it's not technically Molex) only has one 12V line so a dual "Molex" to 4-pin would be better.
That's another option, it's just a matter of rearranging the pins for the 4-pin CPU or that plus doubling a ground for 8-pin EPS.
That's still planned...
You can hit "Shift + F10" while in the installer to open a command prompt then use the Diskpart clean command to clear all partitions, MFT, bootloader, etc. https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/52129-disk-clean-clean-all-diskpart-command.html
clean /all does a secure wipe but that's...
Only the last few generations. The Radeon HD 5870 was a big leap forward in GPU perf/watt and Nvidia's very late response to it was a card that had the running joke of being able to fry an egg on: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gtx+480+fry+egg
I think DX12 gets way more credit than it's due, because using DX12 for a game does not magically mean it'll have amazing multi-GPU support. It'll still require the developers to spend time making sure the game takes advantage of the hardware and they've historically been bad at it even when...
Basically PCIe lane is bandwidth and gen is speed.
It looks to be USB 3.0 wiring which should ideally be capable of about 2.0 x1 transfer rates, so 3.0 is probably out of the question since PCIe is very sensitive to EMI.
Hmm, I guess even if the Delock could do 3.0 the USB cable probably can't sustain it and will drop the connection to 2.0 anyway.
That length of riser is tricky for a quality one for gaming, probably a good question for the riser thread.