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Unboxing the Bitspower Waterblock for the Intel Optane 900P SSD

Ever since I first saw the EK waterblock for the Intel 750 PCIe SSD, I have wanted a liquid cooled PCIe SSD! I was hoping that some company would make one for the new Intel Optane 900P SSD I have in this build.

I thought sure that EK would make one for it since they made one for the Intel 750 SSD. After waiting months, and not seeing one released, I emailed EK and they said they had no plans to make a waterblock for the 900P.

Then I contacted Watercool and Aquacomputer, but they both said the same thing, that there were no plans for a waterblock for the 900P. Then I saw Alphacool came out with a nice looking waterblock for it, and it is even acrylic!




I was all set to buy this block, but I wanted to wait until it came in stock at PPCs, and while searching their site for the Alphacool block I saw a listing for a Bitspower waterblock for the Intel 750 SSD. I thought EK was the only company that made a block for the 750 SSD

I had not even considered that Bitspower would make one, so I contacted them to see if they had any plans to make a waterblock for the 900P. They emailed me back and said “yes we are and we will be introducing it at Computex”. This was a few weeks before the Computex show.

I searched for news about this waterblock, during and after the Computex show, but I was not able to find any information about it. So a few weeks after Computex I emailed them back, and the response I got back was, here’s a picture of it, and how many do you need?

Here’s the picture they sent me... of course like everything else in the PC world today it has a slot for an RGB strip too.




After multiple back and forth emails that took about a week, they shipped it out on a Friday. I thought it would take at least a week, maybe two weeks to get here. Much to my surprise when I got home Monday evening it had arrived already! Even their packaging has the “Bitspower” logo all over it!




No outer box but plenty of bubble wrap.




The box is perfect.




Foam pad on top.




The accessory package is on top with thermal pads, screws, two stop plugs, and what is that round thing?




I’ve never seen that logo before, but it looks like it’s a Bitspower coaster they threw in the box
Now I feel like I should go get a beer



Taking the accessory package out, the waterblock itself is nicely vacuum packed.






Now let’s get a good look at the waterblock.








Here’s the other side.




This is with the waterblock sitting on top of the Intel 900P SSD.




One last shot.




I’m pretty fired up about this waterblock! The part number is BP-SSDITL900P. I have not found this waterblock available, or even listed anywhere online yet. Who knows this could be the first one in the states.

I have an RBG strip coming for this which I plan to connect to one of the RGB headers on the motherboard. I’m also thinking about taking it apart to polish the side and front edges that will show, although I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to do that or not. I’ll see how it looks with the RGB strip first.

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Devastator
(14 items)
Secondary Rig
(13 items)
CPU
i9-7900X
Motherboard
Asus Rampage Extreme VI
GPU
2x EVGA 2080Ti XC Gaming
RAM
G.Skill TridentZ Royal 32GB 3600 16-16-16-36
Hard Drive
Intel Optane SSD 480GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 2TB
Hard Drive
2x Seagate Iron Wolf Pro 12TB
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2
Cooling
Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 Radiators 4x 560mm + 2x 280mm
Cooling
Aquacomputer Aquaero XT + Aquaero LT
Cooling
2x Aquacomputer D5s with custom chrome plated Bitspower mod kits
Cooling
2x Aquacomputer Aqualis 880ml Reservoirs with Nano Coating & Aquabus Interface
Case
CaseLabs THW10 with Custom Powder Coating
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
CPU
Intel Core i7-4790K
Motherboard
Asus Maximus Extreme VI
GPU
EVGA GTX 980 ti Classified
RAM
G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 2400
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Pro 500GB
Hard Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2
Cooling
EK 420 Rad + EK 280 Rad
Case
Corsair 750D
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Monitor
Acer XB271HU
Keyboard
Microsofte Natural Ergonomic 4000
Mouse
Logitech G502
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