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I made a nice accent backplate for my PCIe SSD out of left over scrap. I also installed the fill-port for the secondary loop to the DD RES.




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my PCIe SSD

Sounds expensive. Is it the ROG? I drool looking at that thing every once and a while, and dream of a PCIe SSD.
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Sounds expensive. Is it the ROG? I drool looking at that thing every once and a while, and dream of a PCIe SSD.

No actually its a OCZ RevoDrive 3 240Gb, They opeate on PCIe X4 but I noticed they will use up to X6 bandwidth if installed in a full PCIe X8 or X16 Slot. And its not that much of a dream you can make it happen! What I did was just keep an eye out for one on eBay, and OCN. Every now and then one pops up for a killer deal! I paid like $200 for my first one Brand new because the guy bought it and it was not compatible with his motherboard, and the second one I got from an OCN user who was selling it because it was his refurbished one that he received back from an RMA. Although they were up on Amazon refurbished for between $150-180 at one point. And although the speeds are similar to what SATA SSDs are coming out now, its still way faster because there is no loss of latency between the NAND controller and the PCI Bus like there is with the SATA Drives.

If you want you can hit me up with a PM anytime your ready to buy one and I will try and find you a good deal on one. As far as compatibility goes, most new motherboards work fine with them and others require you to install your OS on a regular SATA Drive and then just clone it over to the PCI Drive once you have the proper drivers installed for it, quite simple as long as you use clone software that copies over the boot sector and can re-size the partition as needed.... thumb.gif

Something else to note, is don't plan to use two of these or more on one motherboard because often times like the OCZ ones the PCIe SSDs have a built in boot loader kind of like raid controllers that will show after POST and when you have two of them only one will work at a time. But at least with the OCZ you have an option to get more space with an X2 drive option where the additional NAND chips are added via a daughter board.... smile.gif
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Thanks! Hey can you give me input or any ideas as to what you think I should do with the rest of the acrylic? Maybe under the Motherboard or a motherboard cover? thinking.gif

i'm not much for original ideas. i follow your thread from my ideas from your ideas. i do like the sound of under the motherboard though.
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Just got done mounting the Corsair H70 RAD for the Secondary loop..... Works quite well with the BitsPower RAD mount! biggrin.gif






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i'm not much for original ideas. i follow your thread from my ideas from your ideas. i do like the sound of under the motherboard though.

Yea, I usually come up with something good, I will have a better idea once the motherboard and parts get here, hopefully Friday or Monday. I have done both before I use to made motherboard covers all the time, way before the manufactures got the idea lol. Back in the day that was the only way to make your motherboard show ready since they didnt put all the flashy colors and looks on them back then. And as far as under the motherboard goes I know there will be a nice glow underneath but not sure if adding the acrylic will be too much.... we shall see.... tongue.gif

These are the only parts Im looking to get for this build in the next month or so:

  • A couple High Flow Y adapters G1/4 thread Female
  • TWO EK VGA Supremacy Bridge Edition Universal High Performance VGA Cooling Block - Acrylic
  • One more Copper VRM/VRAM Heatsink Set(I already have two ordered)
  • Monsoon Freecenter Compression fittings 3/8" for the Secondary loop matching green
  • More Green LED Voltage Displays(You will see where these are going soon...)
  • Matching Green Rubber Grommets for where the tubes go threw the desk


These are the items I will be getting some time in the future:

  • EK Supreme LTX Intel CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Acrylic CSQ
  • Matching Green Backlit Customizable Keyboard and Mouse
  • 17" Restive Digitizer for a special addition I am planning for the desk
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Hey fellow person in South Korea! Just wanted to say I like what you are doing here smile.gif
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Hey fellow person in South Korea! Just wanted to say I like what you are doing here smile.gif

Thanks! I'm actually in Busan right now lol. Small world!

I actually get alot of my nodding supplies from the Alfa store in Changwon. That's where I suggest going if you need supplies... cheaper than Officedepot. ..
Edited by MCCSolutions - 2/18/14 at 6:52pm
post #39 of 318
Your builds are always so unique. The first one I remember seeing is the one with the liquor bottle as the reservoir lol thanks for the link to this one. I'll be following this one through. I too am working on a desk build, but no so simple. My inspiration for it is the well known l3pd3sk with my own personal touches. No build log yet though. I'm waiting to start the log until I get to the point where I can start installing all the hardware. I've been taking plenty of picture along the way though.

I think putting some acrylic under the motherboard and somehow illuminating it would look really cool
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Your builds are always so unique. The first one I remember seeing is the one with the liquor bottle as the reservoir lol thanks for the link to this one. I'll be following this one through. I too am working on a desk build, but no so simple. My inspiration for it is the well known l3pd3sk with my own personal touches. No build log yet though. I'm waiting to start the log until I get to the point where I can start installing all the hardware. I've been taking plenty of picture along the way though.

I think putting some acrylic under the motherboard and somehow illuminating it would look really cool

Thanks again!And yea sometimes I feel bad though because it takes a long time to finish my rather grandish build given my military lifestyle. You should shoot me a PM with a sketch and some photos and we can brain storm. I mite even be able to help you out with some parts or custom Acrylic/Plexiglas. I have been pondering the idea of paying OCN for a Artisan listing to sell motherboard covers and stuff but I'm afraid I will loose money......

Thanks again for your input and following my builds! smile.gif
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