iMac 27” 2017 ssd/cpu upgrade

cynics

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That looks like part of the microphone cable and connector that is integrated into the iSight camera cable.

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If that is it it plugs into the microphone on the case (located on the back of the iMac). Here is a pic of mine and you can just barely see it.

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Aust1nF1tz

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That looks like part of the microphone cable and connector that is integrated into the iSight camera cable.

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If that is it it plugs into the microphone on the case (located on the back of the iMac). Here is a pic of mine and you can just barely see it.

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Ah yes it does look like it, but mine is coming from the other end of the iMac...
 

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cynics

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I see, I was looking at it upside down. Which model iMac is this, year and screen size?
 

Aust1nF1tz

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May I ask what CPU and SSD you put in just as a side note as I am thinking of doing a similar upgrade my my iMac and also whether you would recommend it or not
The SSD is a Crucial MX500 2TB and the CPU is an i7 7700K. Hard to say whether I’d recommend it tho, as I can’t start it up again just yet
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This is the microphone cable.

See this video:


(9:24)
Yes! Thank you.
 

itsjustdibella

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The SSD is a Crucial MX500 2TB and the CPU is an i7 7700K. Hard to say whether I’d recommend it tho, as I can’t start it up again just yet
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Yes! Thank you.
I would thought if you are opening it up and doing all that work that you would add the NVMe SSD blade not just a standard ssd...may I ask why you chose to go this route? Or was this in addition to a NVMe SSD? I want to add the 1tb NVMe and a 1/2tb ssd