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    Menthol PC Specs
    MotherboardM 10 Apex / XI gene
    Processor8700K / 9900K
    Memory (part number)2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4266/2x2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4500
    Graphics Card #1RTX 2080ti / GTX 1060
    Sound CardSoundBlaster Ae5 / Onboard
    MonitorBENQ 32" 4K
    Storage #1Intel 900p 480GB/Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
    Storage #2Intel 750 1.2TB/Plextor 1 TB 2X 950 Pro
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i AIO / H1110i
    CaseCorsair 740 ? Lian Li Air
    Power SupplyCorsair AX 1200i / AX 1200i
    Keyboard Corsair
    Mouse ASUS Strix
    Headset HyperX Cloud Alpha
    Mouse Pad ASUS
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z906
    OS 10 X64 Pro
    Network RouterVerizon Fios
    Accessory #1 Intel Wifi BT pcie card
    Accessory #2 Red Bull
    Accessory #3 English Breakfast Tea
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    Jan 2012

    Maximus X Hero Wifi USB 3.0 front port and pcie card issue, just a word of caution

    Board is great just a precaution depending on pcie cards in your build
    X Hero Wifi, 8700K@5.0 1.24V (delidded) Corsait H115i AIO), (can boot at 5.2 but stable at 5.0 AVX offset 0 Bios 0505
    32GB 4X8GB 3600CL16@3600CL16 1T
    EVGA 1080 FTW Hybrid,
    Creative SB Ae5,
    Samsung 960 Pro 1TB Win 10 FCU
    Intel 750 1.2TB
    Samsung 850 Evo 2TB
    WD 4TB Black
    Everything is working smooth as a baby's butt

    One little issue was the placement of the USB 3.0 front panel port location at bottom of board, after installing an Intel 750 pcie drive the front panel USB 3.0 cable could not be connected to the port on the motherboard, fortunately I had a slim USB 3.0 cable adapter which let me connect the front panel cable

    If the pcie card's length is shorter than my Intel drive you may be OK, I just happened to have the adapter on hand, just a caution you may need an adapter for your USB 3.0 cable

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