ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

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ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

Post by dawman » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:08 am

Really like my recent build.
Testing shows great cooling capability and high benchmark scores
for SSDs and NVMe M.2s using newer Windows 7 NVMe drivers.

Supermicro CSE 512f-600B 1U ATX Chassis
ASRock H97m WS
Intel i7 4790k
32GBs of DDR3-1600 RAM

Plextor 256GB NVMe M.2
2 x Samsung 850 Pro SSD

Triple 22,000rpm intake fans
Dynatron Cross Blower Exhaust
Dynatron 1U HSF

Icemodz Custom Cut Sleeved SATA cables

Parts have been warehoused and are cheap.
250 for the i7
Motherboard with Humidity protection PCB 120 bucks

Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD was the most expensive part.
Plextor NVMe is PCI-e 2X speed also cheap (738 MBps Seq. Read)



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Re: ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

Post by RA » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:29 pm

DUDE!!!! Sleek and mean machine, beautifull!

Superfast with those SSD's, but if you have crucial data on it, make sure you backup on a regular base, cause ssd's still are not failsafe as they can just die on you afaik according to several tests.
Please correct me if i'm wrong. Meanwhile you're an expert on those hw upgrading!

Cheers mate! 8)
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Re: ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

Post by Marco » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:22 pm

I'm still using HD drives, I love my data. But I would like to change to ssd
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Re: ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

Post by dawman » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:54 pm

Clones for all 4 PCs done in Acronis.
The 2 x 4Us have their clones in 2 inactive bays.

Chance favors the prepared mind...

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Re: ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

Post by dawman » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:43 am

Tested and benched for 29 hours using a bench pushing 100% CPU.
Then RAM.
Then SSDs.....

Perfection, as long as you're not offended by the sound of 22,000rpm fans.
Smallest, most powerful rig to date.

Runs UVI, Kontakt, PLAY, PianoTeq, Zebra2 HZ, Omnisphere and Keyscape.

It's so tiny and powerful.... :)
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Re: ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

Post by dawman » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:56 pm

Finally.
A smaller, faster live rig.
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Re: ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

Post by dawman » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:56 pm

Okay. 12 hours was enough.
My feet are killing me.
Nighty night...
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Re: ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

Post by garyb » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:53 pm

really great job.

this just shows what untapped potential is in the tech we already have. it's pretty cool.

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Re: ASRock Rack Motherboard H97m WS

Post by dawman » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:16 am

Exactly why I wanted to try a proven design with the least features.
The motherboard itself has less space, less traces, less features and hardware.
It runs 7 degrees cooler just from that.
But the extra thick PCB means it will run longer and cooler.

This is the ultimate Sidemans rig.
I'm so bored with Tributes I want to play with as many people as possible.
If things aren't working out my escape is that much quicker.

Cheerz GB
Congrats on the studio and move.
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