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I don't see too many boards with the M.2 Sticking straight up, except a couple X99 boards...most boards have the M.2 sit flat against the board...mine sits behind the PCI riser cable, i build for both, looks and performance, so that U.2 cable on the impact board stuck out like a sore thumb to me...it's a great board, no doubt, overclocks like crazy and has excellent onboard sound...It was in my O5S, i sold both, went a little bigger to micro atx and got a Gene...very stable and attractive board as well.

Nice!...Quintessential work of art. But on a more practical note, what are your Samsung 950 Pro temperatures when running say ATTO with a setup like that? Had to put heat sinks on mine and move it from the Gene's M.2 slot, using a PCIe adapter, to prevent major throttling.

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It still throttles a bit towards the end of the test. This is in a standard case without any side panel fan (less noise).
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Nice!...Quintessential work of art. But on a more practical note, what are your Samsung 950 Pro temperatures when running say ATTO with a setup like that? Had to put heat sinks on mine and move it from the Gene's M.2 slot, using a PCIe adapter, to prevent major throttling.

Before




After



It still throttles a bit towards the end of the test. This is in a standard case without any side panel fan (less noise).


That setup had an SM951, it gets hot, real hot...good thing my GPU is mounted with a PCI ribbon, or else it'll get even hotter trapped underneath the video cord in its original PCI slot. With the ribbon rising a couple inches above the SSD, i was able to stick these on there

Temps drop by almost 10 degrees, though i don't do anything crazy with it to notice a performance difference. Mostly used the rig for gaming and work, setup has been sold however...my newest build have 7 fans now so it's getting a lot of air in there....

I decided to stick with the Gene VIII as i believe it is the best micro atx board out there..


new build
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I decided to stick with the Gene VIII as i believe it is the best micro atx board out there..

Agreed.
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Yup - the Genie is a very good MOBO. thumb.gif
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Yup - the Genie is a very good MOBO. thumb.gif



My ongoing build agrees ! thumb.gif
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holy ****.

i wanted to log in just to say THANK YOU for the recent 1902 bios update that has seemingly resolved all lingering issues i have had with memory overclocking and audio latency that i had posted about months ago. i was on the fence about buying a new board so that i could "get what i paid for" even though it was OC'd RAM, but i saw there was a bios update available today, went for it, and couldn't believe it when i put back my original overclock without any latency or choppiness. i know the real life gains between 2133 and 3000 might be negligible, but i'lll take it. made my weekend!
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My ongoing build agrees ! thumb.gif

Good choice! What case is that?
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My ongoing build agrees ! thumb.gif
lol- you guys build some beautiful rigs. Mine don't go much beyond this... changing components too often. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




The only one in a case is the Impact/6600K rig. redface.gif
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Whats everyone's favorite BIOS for the Hero? I'm still on 1601 I believe, should I bother to upgrade?
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Good choice! What case is that?

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