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Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2015, 02:32:19 AM »
Well, yep, it is comming nicely... Luckily for me, money are no issue on this one, so I can went with whatever I damn well please :)

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And since I get fed up waiting for the "plain" Asus Z97-Pro board, I ordred in Friday (5pm, BTW) on stock available Asus Z97-Pro (WiFi ac) version. It have the WiFi that I will not use at all, and cost a little bit more, but that was no issue. By Saturday 10am I was holding it in my hands, lol  ;) Talk about speedy delivery.

I still lacking the rams, some fans and the rams. Yet I still managed to made a first burn-in test of the mainboard to see, if things works. And they do:



Just the the CPU, M.12 SSD and cooling the board startup. It show inicialization and then hang up on the red led on rams (CPU led passed, VGA is not there, so no test... the board has PLENTY of indicators, almost like a xmass tree) and FE code. The manual says that FA to FF are "reserved for future AMI bios error messages." Well, whatever. It is pretty clear what is missing right now.

However I let it run for hours to see, on what temps are the important parts (CPU cooler, CPU VRM heatsinks, SB heatsink, SSD...) will be in iddle / BIOS waiting. I was wery surprised, witch was the hottest part of the "computer" after some hours. I wonder, if anyone can quess it...  ;)
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Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2016, 04:14:25 AM »
Since the Asus Z97-Pro (WiFi ac)/USB 3.1 continues to fail to see the M.2 SSD SM951 Samsung drive and Asus support is useless: they did tell me, that they ONLY support the M.2 SSDs, mentioned in this pdf:
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/Z97-PRO%28Wi-Fi_ac%29_USB_31/Z97-PRO-WiFi-AC-USB31_Devices_Report.pdf

Therefore only supported (according to Asus) M.2 SSDs in Asus Z97-Pro(WiFi ac/USB 3.1 mainboard are:

Apacer:  T60 A200-M 128G
Intel:  530 SSDSCKGW080A401 80GB
Liteon:  LITEON-LGT-256M6G-2280-256GB
Kingston:  RBU-SNS6100S3/128GC-2260-128GB and RBU-SNS6100S3/256GC-2260-256GB
Sandisk: X110-2260-128GB and X110-2260-256GB
Samsung:  MZ-NPD1280-2280-128GB (Support on ISRT 13.1)

None of these SSDs are particulary interesting in terms of speed...

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Even the "new" list of "supported" by Asus SSDs did not say a thing about M.2 SSD devices:
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97PRO/HelpDesk_QVL/

OCZ: VTR150-25SAT3-240G and VTX460-25SAT3-240G and VTX460A-25SAT3-240G and ARC100-25SAT3-240G and RADEON-R7SSD-240G
Crucial: CT256MX100SSD1
Kingston: HYPERX FURY-240G
Panasonic: RP-SSB240GAK
Plextor: PX-256M6S and PX-256M6PRO
Samsung: MZ-75E1T0
Transcend: TS256GSSD320

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I quess I give up. Toss the machine into cabinet, end of story.
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Re: Suggestions for mid power QUIET gaming PC
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2016, 04:14:25 AM »

 

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