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I will also say thanks to that info as well as i have not got to that stage yet. Thanks mate

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I too shall thank Sir Harold! thumb.gif

You are all most welcome, just sharing what I find as I do the research for my build biggrin.gif
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Sorry to hijack the thread for a sec. But I have heard some things about the M2 on the Hero VII (which I have), not really being a M2 slot? Or something like that? Have you heard anything similar?
Something like that the M2 slot only gives SATA speed and not PCI-e? I am quite green on the subject, so please do enlighten me if you know anything smile.gif

Okay so from what I've read and seen in video's this is the conclusion that I've come to: Some of the boards run the M.2 socket off of a media controller same as the Sata ports which would mean that it would only run at Sata speeds and not at PCI-e speeds. Now some are running it through the Sata controller to the same place as the Sata Express so that it will run at Sata Express speeds, but you can only used one or the other - M.2 or the Sata Express ports. Now some boards are using actual PCI-e lanes to power the M.2 sockets, those are the ones that will take full advantage of an M.2 PCI-e SSD like the Samsung. Now if your Hero board does only have the Sata version there are M.2 SSD's that are Sata versions and not PCI-e and those would be the ones that you'd want to get.

Hope this helps thumb.gif

Here is an example of a PCI-e M.2 SSD

SAMSUNG XP941 MZHPU128HCGM-00004 M.2 128GB PCI Express MLC Enterprise Solid State Drive

And here is an example of a Sata M.2 SSD

Intel 530 Series SSDSCKGW180A4 M.2 180GB SATA 3.0 6Gb/S MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

If you notice that the contact end of the drives look different as the PCI-e one only has one notch and the Sata one has two.

This ROG article might also help:
SSD Guide: PCI-Express, M.2, mSATA And SATA Express – The Differences Explained!

And last I checked the Support page for the Asus Maximux VII Hero and it says it supports the Samsung XP941 SSD's but only in UEFI Raid Mode. In fact at a second look that's the only one that it shows for the M.2 socket ! That list was probably put together early on after the socket started being used and before to many drives were even out yet.
Edited by WeirdHarold - 1/24/15 at 10:00am
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Cryorig R1 Universal - Goldeneye Edition Part 1

The build is going ok after the SSD mishap - failed on me frown.gif Anyway, fresh install of everything on a new one and things are starting to come together. As I work through the basic elements so far, wow, I have a lot of cables to hide! I am starting to consider a fully modular PSU now so I can get the cables made to size - I am certainly set on my own personal case now biggrin.gif If I do, I'll probably go with an EVGA SuperNOVA P2 Platinum 1200W so I have room for the expansions I plan in the future. Good thing I haven't pulled the trigger on my cables yet! I'm still working on my Strix mods, a lot of testing before I make and show the final product. Some work on the fans is happening at the same time.

Speaking of fans I picked up some AF120 Performance Editions yesterday to test out - they move a great amount of air and they are pretty quiet with that in mind but personally I didn't like the tone of them. They had a hum similar to my NFF12s at higher speeds which isn't bad by any means but the AF120QE didn't have the hum at the same speed so I will stick with them. Should be picking the whole gaggle of fans next week, we had a delay unfortunately. Once they are tested they'll get a paint and I'll have some lovely photos to take and show biggrin.gif

So here is how Goldeneye is shaping up at the moment. She's rather naked at the moment blinksmiley.gif




Ps, still working through a few different ideas for the RAM, the process is tied in with the fan and Strix ideas thumb.gif
Edited by GrimDoctor - 2/10/15 at 10:21pm
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Oh man that R1 accented with gold looks AMAZING! Wow thumb.gif
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Oh man that R1 accented with gold looks AMAZING! Wow thumb.gif

Thanks Wiz, it came out quite nicely. It was a gamble with such a large area of gold but in the back of my mind was pretty certain that when the parts come together a balance will be struck. I think it's on the way wheee.gif
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Update - R1 goes Golden!

The build is going ok after the SSD mishap - failed on me frown.gif Anyway, fresh install of everything on a new one and things are starting to come together. As I work through the basic elements so far, wow, I have a lot of cables to hide! I am starting to consider a fully modular PSU now so I can get the cables made to size - I am certainly set on my own personal case now biggrin.gif If I do, I'll probably go with an EVGA SuperNOVA P2 Platinum 1200W so I have room for the expansions I plan in the future. Good thing I haven't pulled the trigger on my cables yet! I'm still working on my Strix mods, a lot of testing before I make and show the final product. Some work on the fans is happening at the same time.

Speaking of fans I picked up some AF120 Performance Editions yesterday to test out - they move a great amount of air and they are pretty quiet with that in mind but personally I didn't like the tone of them. They had a hum similar to my NFF12s at higher speeds which isn't bad by any means but the AF120QE didn't have the hum at the same speed so I will stick with them. Should be picking the whole gaggle of fans next week, we had a delay unfortunately. Once they are tested they'll get a paint and I'll have some lovely photos to take and show biggrin.gif

So here is how Goldeneye is shaping up at the moment. She's rather naked at the moment blinksmiley.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Ps, still working through a few different ideas for the RAM, the process is tied in with the fan and Strix ideas thumb.gif
Cables are always a big deal with these builds, if you want them to look right, lol.
I removed my sleeved extensions recently, to make room for the pumps, so my stock psu cables look absolutely horrid now. As you mentioned, it's good you waited before pulling the trigger on them yet, so you can mate them with your psu.

The Cryorig cpu cooler looks great, along with that Strix, of course. Kind of reminds me of the Noctua D14 cooler I once had, that should really wick the heat from the cpu.thumb.gif
    
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I agree, the colour matched shroud on the R1 is gorgeous!
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Grim you're doing an awesome job, that is exactly what I thought you were going to do with the cooler and it turned out even better than I'd imagined. I can't wait to see things when you start to add in the cabling etc., a fully modular PS does make life so much easier biggrin.gif
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Cables are always a big deal with these builds, if you want them to look right, lol.
I removed my sleeved extensions recently, to make room for the pumps, so my stock psu cables look absolutely horrid now. As you mentioned, it's good you waited before pulling the trigger on them yet, so you can mate them with your psu.

The Cryorig cpu cooler looks great, along with that Strix, of course. Kind of reminds me of the Noctua D14 cooler I once had, that should really wick the heat from the cpu.thumb.gif
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I agree, the colour matched shroud on the R1 is gorgeous!
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Grim you're doing an awesome job, that is exactly what I thought you were going to do with the cooler and it turned out even better than I'd imagined. I can't wait to see things when you start to add in the cabling etc., a fully modular PS does make life so much easier biggrin.gif

Thanks guys. It certainly turned out much better than I had thought also. Can't wait to get the fans early next week, they are more or less the final parts to go in and then the hard part begins...the cabling. I want to sleeve everything, even those that are hidden so it may take me some time, but it will be worth it biggrin.gif
There will be some testing involved, which I will post, in relation to the way I am setting up the cooling. Very basic testing has been done so far in the case and it looks promising but I am yet to do it with the actual fans so result may vary - so far, if they vary it will be in a positive way, but more on this later. I am very heavily into air cooling and dynamics, though I am not an expert I've had very good results in the past and part of the idea behind this build log is to share that thumb.gif
Goldeneye
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Grim 540
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Intel i4770k Asus Z97 Deluxe Asus GTX 980 Strix GSkill Trident X 2400 32GB 
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Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Thermaltake Max 5 Duo Cryorig R1 Universal 
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Windows 8.1 CaseLabs Mercury S8 Lamptron FC5V3 
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Goldeneye
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Grim 540
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i4770k Asus Z97 Deluxe Asus GTX 980 Strix GSkill Trident X 2400 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Thermaltake Max 5 Duo Cryorig R1 Universal 
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Windows 8.1 CaseLabs Mercury S8 Lamptron FC5V3 
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looking good so far thumb.gif so whats happened to the Strix yet? biggrin.gif
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