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I'd have to agree with you. Let me explain my dilemma. I'm waiting on the Asrock Extreme 11 motherboard (WHICH IS BACK UP ON THE ASROCK WEBSITE TODAY....SO IT SHOULDN'T BE LONG!) to be released for my build. I don't want to purchase the CPU, RAM and Video Cards until I have the motherboard, because I don't have an easy way to test them and RMA if necessary within the RMA window, without having the board on hand also. And since I'm having to wait on the board before purchasing the main hardware....I haven't bought the waterblocks yet either....because you never know what else may come out before I pull the trigger. So...most of the hardware and blocks are in limbo waiting on the board. That doesn't leave me a lot of stuff to show off inside the case.
Can't even do final placement of radiators yet to show off. The 280 radiator that will go in the rear of the pedestal requires some special mounts for the 480's in the pedestal. Jim at CaseLabs has agreed to make these for me. He has also agreed to do the same crimson powder coat on a few additional faceplates/etc. that I have. My powder coat color is a two-step process, and quite a hassle for him. So....we've agreed that he will hold off doing the remaining crimson items from my original order (two different tops for the TH10) until I get him all of these faceplates, and he'll do one final crimson batch. Some of the faceplates will be for some AquaComputer items that I have not received yet (see my thread on this disaster here). So until Aqua stuff arrives, I can't even get the mounts for the radiators and finish up the fan wiring. Heck...I can't even decide where to put all the Aqua poweradjusts and know where the wiring goes.....until I get to play with them in person.
I'm also still trading emails with Bitspower on the fittings.
So I'm really close to having a lot of stuff that should allow me to start posting some more interesting pictures of the build in progress. But not quite there yet. Patience! redface.gif

i totally agree. btw, i thought you already bought the parts and etc, just wanted to show the modding process. also, why the asrock extreme 11? no fanboy here, but why not the Ultra Durable 4 mobos from Gigabyte? rampage iv extreme is too mainstream for this build and big bang power's heatsinks make me want to kill the designer of that board.
     
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Oh any news from Bitspower for the white fittings? thumb.gif
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You must be very, very, very less young. smile.gif Do they even play it in syndication anymore?
34, I only saw reruns biggrin.gif
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Oh any news from Bitspower for the white fittings? thumb.gif
I was just wondering the same thing, did the posts in the thread help at all?
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why the asrock extreme 11? no fanboy here, but why not the Ultra Durable 4 mobos from Gigabyte? rampage iv extreme is too mainstream for this build and big bang power's heatsinks make me want to kill the designer of that board.

What sold me on the Asrock Extreme 11 was three main things:

1) 7 PCI 3.0 slots
2) 2 PLX chips that allow you to do 4-way SLI at 16 lanes for each card.
3) LSI chip for parity raid on 8 SAS/SATA ports

I'll use a dedicated raid card for a large raid 3 or raid 5 array for storage, and the onboard LSI chip to power a separate raid array for scratch disks and renders. Haven't found a Gigabyte board that had close to the same specs. I don't have anything against Gigabyte though....my current rig has a gigabyte X58 board in it.

The Extreme 11 page was up a couple of months ago, and then was taken down. It was put back up today I believe....so my guess is it should be in the hands of retailers soon. Or at least I hope. Link to Asrock Page.

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Sure, gigabyte is overkill and the rive is mainstream rolleyes.gif
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Oh any news from Bitspower for the white fittings? thumb.gif

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I was just wondering the same thing, did the posts in the thread help at all?

They posts in the thread couldn't have hurt. Bitspower says they will do the white fittings but are not quite ready. I've sent them a list of all the fittings I would want...and its a large order. tongue.gif I've pointed them to this thread and pleaded that it would be a great way to launch their new finish...and asked if they could do a special run for me, or give me a date when they would be ready. Waiting to hear. Should know soon.
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Are you sure you're not 40? tongue.gif
I'm pretty sure I'm 22, but you could ask my mom tongue.gif

Could you explain your choice of raid card, because I have a friend who's going to buy his 5th and 6th Agility 3 and wants to raid 0 a LOT of SSDs. I think he's going to pull the trigger on 7th and 8th as soon as he buys a raid card and I told him I would help him choose one. I might have to find him a 16 port SAS/Sata so he can plug more disks later.
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That case drool.gifdrool.gif
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lol

how many fittings are you buying? That's intense.
I feel broke after buying 3 Phobya rotary adapters and a couple XSPC compression fittings laughingsmiley.gif
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I'm pretty sure I'm 22, but you could ask my mom tongue.gif
Could you explain your choice of raid card, because I have a friend who's going to buy his 5th and 6th Agility 3 and wants to raid 0 a LOT of SSDs. I think he's going to pull the trigger on 7th and 8th as soon as he buys a raid card and I told him I would help him choose one. I might have to find him a 16 port SAS/Sata so he can plug more disks later.

If your friend is really planning on Raid 0, then the Asrock board might be a cheaper solution for him. You don't really need a separate hardware raid card for Raid 0...and the Asrock could put 8 of them together in Raid 0. If he thinks he will add more disks at some point, then I don't think there is a motherboard solution that will satisfy.

This will be my first hardware raid card. I've got my on-board controller using 4TB's in a Raid 10 configuration in my current rig, but for parity raids....you really need a separate hardware controller. I spend a fair amount of time in the Adobe forums, because that is the primary software I play with. The choice of the Areca ARC-1882ix was based primarily on the experience and advice of the members of this forum. Most of them also said its a lot easier to be able to add more disks at some point, than to rebuild an array with all larger drives....so I agree with your advice to friend on getting as many ports on the card as you can afford now....even if you don't plan on using them all at this point. The only thing disappointing about this card is its still PCI 2.0. I would think they are working on a 3.0 version as we speak. They will probably release it the day after I purchase mine. smile.gif

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8 cards in a Raid 0, huh? Does he need that much speed or that much storage?
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