So it started bugging me that wifi and BT weren't working out of the box... so I took out the motherboard, figured out how to remove the IO shield (remove the screws from the back plate, then there's 3 screws holding it in place), and removed the Intel Wifi module. Seems it's an A/E module. https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Intel- ... 166&sr=1-5
. So I ordered this instead, which seems it would work. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083Y ... UTF8&psc=1
. It should take approximately 1 week to get to me so I can see whether it works or not.
On a side note, I installed a 10 GB SFP+ connection card. The card is made by Sonnet. Worked out of the box for those interested. I probably could have used the 10GB Aquantia port on the motherboard, but I didn't have a Cat7 cable nor an SFP+ ethernet module, so if I was going to buy new things, I went the LC/LC cable route.
Also replaced the Noctua D15 with the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280. It quieted the case from quiet to ultra quiet. Temperatures have been holding steady at around 34-35C (ambient temp is 23.8C/75F). When my AC kicks in and ambient drops to 72-73F, it'll go to 31-32. Installation was a royal PIA, which honestly required figuring out how to hold the back plate in place. Other than that, it's a 1 wire installation. The radiator is in the front, with a push config (for now). I'm waiting for an extra set of screws to set up push/pull. I assume it'll drop down 1-2C, but more than that, it'll give extra ventilation to the other components, while likely being able to drop the RPM of the fans to the 600rpm mark (now they're in the 700s).
Ryzen 9 3950X | Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 | Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme | 64GB Ballistix DDR4 3600MHz | Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming Sabrent PCIe 4.0 1TB | Fractal Define 7