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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!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

TFW a computer's storage system is worth more than I am as a person

+1 for being able to afford everything in this build

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Haha no need to feel like that man! Thanks for taking your time commenting!

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

3fast5me

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm done lmao, thanks for taking your time to write something!

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

I would make an SSD joke, but NVMe...

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha no NVME joke? :( Thanks for the comment!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem. =)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I was curious reading the SSD joke though xD!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points
; )
  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I see what you did there rotflmao :D

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

XDDDDDDDDDD

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, this whole thing cost more than my whole freaking setup o uo VERY NICE! +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Not that far from your first setup though hehe! Thanks for the comment!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I love dominator platinums

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too man! I like them more than the gskill's I had before the change! Thanks for stopping by!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

What monitor do u have

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently using 2/3 displays (Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6" )from my old build. Going to hold up until 4k gets a past 60hz displays. Thanks for asking!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

64gb of ram is very overkill I LIKE IT!! +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha kinda! but after seen reviews and numbers for video editing especially it helps a lot to bring those rendering times down significantly, also have enough RAM for streaming and virtualize if I want, I would even set half as a RAMDISK :), Thanks for taking your time commenting!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm jealous of your MoBo and storage setup! My next upgrade is going to be from my SM951 to SM961's-- gota love that PCIe storage! Nice build, hope you're enjoying it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man I am really enjoying it! I'm also happy that my plan to execute this type of setup came out perfectly! and way cheaper than I expected! Thanks for your time commenting!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Wish I was as lucky as you, I've the same board and it doesn't see my 950 Pro (512). I can tell the chip works at least since it gets warm but I can't yet build my rig, waiting for one last part to get in for my coolant loop.

Really want that M.2 to work also, time will tell I suppose since I want to see if the windows installer will see it since places I've looked online are saying it can happen like that.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you checked different M.2 slot? because one of them is SATA by default if you don't have a 40-Lane cpu, I hope this helps!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Didn't know that, but I do have a 40 lane! So I'm good either way. Thanks for the info though!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yw bro!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build man! Did you need to download any extra drivers manually (in other words, not use the check for updates)? I found that when I downloaded the Plextor software , I had the 1.0 version and I updated to 1.2 which made the boot run substantially faster.

Also, I see you're using the plextor as the boot drive. Did you need to do anything in Bios to get rid of the Plextor splash screen? I tried changing from 'legacy mode' to 'uefi bios' to get rid of the splash screen, but it made my bios inaccessible :( Don't know if you had any experience with that..

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Gandru5! Sorry for the late replay! actually no drivers needed this wonderful board recognized everything from the first boot even the Plextor's that came few weeks after the board came out! ! Asrock hit a homerun with these boards! Flawless out of the box! For the Plextor's not sure due my main boot drive is the 950 pro!

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