Hi PC nation and welcome to my new build! My high performance build was on 2008 and it lasted me a very good six years (sold it)! It was exclusively for gaming and at that time was almost all the best hardware you could buy at that time. I moved to US and been without a PC for a while. I wanted to build something for video editing and some gaming, but nothing crazy since I feel current GPU’s are yet not ready for 4k gaming on a single card. Having SLI in the past and experiencing the pros and cons of that multi-gpu setup, I decided to not been involved with SLI again and didn’t felt like dropping $1200 on a Titan X (P) as well.
Since this build was oriented more towards video editing I wanted to build something that had fast storage without having any Raid 0 arrays or better yet NO SATA. So I came with this crazy idea of building a PC with just NVME storage, after months of reading to see if it was possible at first ASUS Deluxe II came into my mind, but then after seen videos this particular response from TTL OC3DTV and a video from PC Perspective discarded the idea of having that board since even PCI-e storage only uses x4 lanes once you put them on a PCI-e slot will still use the x8 lanes instead. So ASROCK came with this awesome idea of launching a board that features what most people want for an awesome price! Their new X99 line has dual M.2 slots (40 lanes cpu required) with enough PCI-e slots for my build.
Doing the math the board was perfect, having dual M.2 that’s x8 lanes + dual pci-e nvme storage would be x16 (x8+x8) lanes + gpu x16 = 40 lanes. So I was like let’s do it! I assemble the PC when I entered the BIOS, omg!!! Every single NVME drive came up! I was blown away, after seen many videos seemed a pain in the butt to get that BIOS recognized NVME storage (especially X99), BUT like always you rarely get away from troubleshooting. I got some G.Skill Trident Modules first but seemed they weren’t compatible with X99 due the coding (F4-3200C16D-16GTZB)make sure is Q instead of D, after hours of troubleshooting and frustrations figuring why it was reading 48gb instead of 64gb decided to change them and get the Corsairs instead. After the change problem solved! And by my surprise they had red led! Those silver heatsink are going to get painted black after 30 days though.
The ASUS Rog Strix 1070 runs great and super quiet! Also those new be quiet! Silentwings 3 are extremely quiet! I can barely hear my PC which makes me super happy, and the plextor’s look sick! I love the end result and so far can’t wait to start editing on this baby!