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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    That would be problematic! The space we are talking about is on the top of the case where the power button is located and where the cooler tubes bend towards the CPU heatsink. Yes, there is approximately 12mm clearance between the tubes and the top of the case. However, it's the fan width of...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    After the Noctua NH-L12 Ghost S1 Edition (Height w/fan H=66mm) is mounted, there is no extra room at all, None, Nada, Zip!
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    btw: I fixed that bent CPU Cooler fin in the last picture. 😉
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    Here's some more Pics; I don't custom-cut-my-power-supply-cables to the correct length so the 24-pin cable had to go in the high-part of the case right up against the front PCB. The only other route would be in the lower-part of the case. But this is where the memory sticks are located and...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    Okay, I think I know what caused the CPU Socket pin damage to my GIGABYTE Z690I AORUS ULTRA LITE DDR4 motherboard. Maybe it was the previous owner!! This model motherboard had problems with Pcie5 See this link; PCIe 4 Errors Prompt Gigabyte Z690I Motherboard Exchange, Refund Program Correct me...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    On second thought, I sent the CPU back after it wouldn't post. So I don't know how/when the pins were bent.
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    All Done, works like a charm. Gigabyte gave me a new serial number/new motherboard. Maybe I did something stupid to smash the cpu-socket pins? I recall back when I had to keep doing steps over and over and switching CPUs was one of those steps. While waiting for the replacement CPU, I wanted to...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    Thanks for that extra clarification. And, I do not handle mobos with unprotected pins except for a few seconds to gently insert the CPU into the socket with pin1 alignment. So it remains a mystery. I will be happy (even with the $100 extra) when and if it boots after the RMA. Going on third week...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    The Ghost cooler was the first cooler installed and it never booted. The mobo needs to wiggle into the case first, due to the small case. You even need to remove the memory sticks before wiggling the mobo into the case. Then install the memory sticks, and finally install the cooler. After you...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    So I will try to proceed with caution about applying too much torque. First of all I will eliminate the rectangular CPU clamp, at least until I can get a post/boot. Next I have a question about how much to tighten the NH-L12 Ghost S1 Edition CPU cooler. I have two different sets of Noctua...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    GigaByte said: We have recently received your RMA# USA-####### for service, however our repair technicians noticed severe damage to the CPU socket. To replace the CPU socket there will be a $100.00 repair charge.
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    Okay, I took my new (questionable) Delta PSU and connected the PSU to my previous Build, this one linked below. My heart sank when it didn't power up.😨 But I had forgotten to plug in the wall power on the empty case. After that, it works fine. I processed this image, and am replying to you on...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    Thanks for the advice!! Question: Should I RMA-Request the Gigabyte motherboard NOW,, or wait for an answer to the trouble-ticket below? I opened a trouble-ticket/question with Gigabyte about the motherboard problem. Should I wait on the open question, or go for the RMA? ETA> I just RMA'd the...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    I got the new Processor (i5-12500 65W-TDP) and tested in my build. Nothing! same as the previous Processor (i5-12600K 3.70/4.90 GHz, 10/16 cores/threads, DDR4-3200, 125W TDP). So I switched to bench-testing with another PSU. Next; Bench Testing with another PSU from an old Tower. The PSU is a...
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    Log Finally found a case/SKTC A09 3.8L for my Mini-ITX APU-Builds/no graphics card!

    Thanks for your reply. I appreciate another viewpoint! I didn't think about testing the build with another PSU until after I returned the CPU. Now I am CPU-less and cannot do that test. Yep, it's the same $12 PSU in the OP; Delta DPS-350AB-12A/Intel FHJT350HEPS 350W Power Supply It's a server...