Crucial MX500 2TB SSD Upgrade, System Cleanup & Tour of the TYR!

Discussion created by Obi-WanKenobi on Sep 4, 2020

Hey all


Two days ago I bought a new SSD for my games and storage for my main system
it's a Micron Crucial MX500 2TB SSD, and the Corsair Force 3 240GB is my C Drive and that was the SSD I used for the past 6 years, since games are getting bigger as well as Simulations and other things I Needed something beefy, and I know 1TB units are cheaper things is I only have space for 2 extra SSD's and 2TB was the minimum of space I wanted so I gave out some little extra and went for the best 2TB SSD I could get for my budget of 2250 euros, I paid 219 Eur incl shipping and yea Netherlands is never cheap but the service of Megekko is damn good that be true


So here is what I had to do to get this 2TB SSD in to my system:
It was kind of a pain to get in so I used a 5,25 to 3.5 incl convertor tray and in there a SSD tray that converts from 3.5 to 2.5 inches and voila it fits
Cable management in this Lian Li TYR PC-X2000B is a nightmare since it's a design case and around 200were made it has some flaws here and there but for us tweakers all have our ways around such things right 
As for the 2nd picture that shows the covers I placed to coverup the cable mess and yea I did remove that dust at the bottom
It's that I just made the shot before that lmao


After placing them covers back to place I cleaned this side as well and then applied the side panel to secure this part of the system:


Then I decided to clean the front filter and the three 140mil fans , yes their blades from both sides of course
As the left image shows, you can slide in the filter in and out from top side, it's really a handy thought that Lian put to mind with this.


So even being a design case, Lian Li did do some helpful idea's with this case, the Lian Li TYR PC-X2000F was the actual production model of this case it has lots of fixes but one thing the F model lacks over the B model is no triple heatzone design, also cleaned the PC side of the case, the second image also shows the three heatzones this case has.
Zone 1 is for IO & PSU
Zone 2 is Mainboard & Cards
Zone 3 is for HDD's & Storage


After doing this I also cleaned the VGA card, the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64 PCI-E 8GB 2048Bit HBM2 from 2017:


Top & rear views:

Display Port & HDMI outputs & angled side view


Two nice angled shots of this lovely card:

Here the 20.8.2 beta drivers that I managed to install with the classic and better looking control panel under Win7 Pro x64 + SP1 UK of course:



Current System name & specs:


Valkyrie SMP 2014
2x 12 Core AMD OpteronMP 6180 SE D1 Mangy Cours, 24 Cores @ 2.5Ghz
2x Noctua NH-U9D0 A3
48GB NUMA Quad Channel DDR3-1600 ECC Reg HP Server Ram @ 1333Mhz
Supermicro H8DG6-F AMD Maranello Blade Server Chipset 2x AMD SR5690 Northbridges,1x AMD SP5100 Southbridge
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64 PCI-E 8GB 2048 Bit HBM2
Auzentech X-Fi Bravura PCi-E 7.1
Corsair Force 3 240GB SSD
Micron Crucial MX500 2TB SSD
Plextor PX-B950SA BR-RW Drive, Single Layer & Dual Layer BR-RW + Lite Scribe
2x Intel 1000 MBit Ethernet RJ45 Lan Jacks
SeaSonic PlatinumX 1000 Watt EPS 12V + 24V PSU
Lian Li TYR PC-X2000B Server Design Case 1 of 200 Made Worldwide
Lian Li W-X2000-B Window Kit 1 of 200 Made Worldwide
Hewlett Packard ZR24w 24" 16:10 Aspect Ratio HS-IPS Panel
AMD VSR @ 2560x1600x32 @ 60Hz
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64 UK + Service Pack 01
AMD Adrenalin 20.8.2 Beta for Win7x64


Here the cleaned side pics of this system, it's been 6 years and 4 months of reliable service and that I hope to expand for an other 4 to 6 years from this point
the games I host this system gets the job done just fine.


And the system in it's final form:


Rainbow mode enabled for that Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64, always something I loved of the card external looks