View Poll Results: Does anyone feel noticable difference between the NVMe and AHCI versions of the SM951

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  • Yes i can feel the difference in my applications

    5 22.73%
  • No not really its just a benchmark number

    6 27.27%
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    3 13.64%
  • Whats a SM951?

    8 36.36%
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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb G751 M.2 bracket 3d printed and heatsinked

    After searching these forums for a M.2 bracket for my G751JY-DB73X G-Sync I actually made a 3d printed M.2 bracket myself. Well i made 13 versions before i found one that was perfect but its on shapeways if anyone still needs one. It has an open top for heatsinks. It also leaves enough room for the 850 EVO to fit naked. With heatsinks attached i got an average 7 degree drop in crystaldiskmark with the SM951 and 11 degrees with the stock XP941 which is a lot more then i expected.

    UPDATED NEW M.2 VERSIONS
    Need to drill holes yourself but the cleanest option-
    http://shpws.me/J8lX
    preprinted holes but wont look as clean-
    http://shpws.me/JcEy
    installing a drive larger than the evo 250gb in bay 1 without heatsinks-
    http://shpws.me/JtUm
    installing a drive larger than the evo 250gb in bay 1 with heatsinks (use another version if you can)-
    http://shpws.me/J

    link to all brackets
    https://www.shapeways.com/shops/aeolisio

    Update 2.5 cages available now
    SSD cage
    http://shpws.me/JMB7
    Standard Cage
    http://shpws.me/JMBN
    Minimal Cage
    http://shpws.me/JMC2

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    Last edited by aeolisio; 08-24-2015 at 01:24 PM. Reason: 2.5 cages added

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    3D printing for the win! Thanks for sharing this.
    We customize Asus, MSI, and Clevo laptops!

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Clintlgm PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G752VY DH72
    MotherboardAsus Z97 Pro WiFi and /Z97 Pro A
    ProcessorI7 4790K
    Storage #1512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
    Storage #21 TB Samsun 850 Pro
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    Yes thanks for sharing this.
    G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
    512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
    1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
    980m GTX 4 GB
    32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

    Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
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    pretty idiotic that ASUS won't provide a M.2 bracket

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    The oem bracket is a terrible design anyways it uses silicone pads which dont transfer any measurable heat especially from the bottom of the m.2. It would have been nice if they had added some ventilation around that area and a heatsink especially since the stock m.2 XP941 throttles with heat. My design allows actual heatsinks to be fitted on both sides and still maintain airflow. With smoke tests i was able to watch how it pulls air throughout the case and i designed this bracket around those tests. The temperature drop is enough to stop throttling on any benchmark i have been able to run and can only prolong the life of the drive.

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    For the people who ordered it let me know if you have any questions.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array antoine52200 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)G751JT
    MotherboardASUS
    Processori7-4720HQ OC at 3.8Ghz
    Memory (part number)16Go 1600Mhz OC
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GTX 970M OC
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    For people in Eu there is this store selling brackets

    http://www.asusparts.eu/en/Asus-13NB06F1M04011

    But theses are really nice indeed!! to bad mine doesn't have the socket, i see the circuits shame on asus for not providing every g751 with M.2 socket..

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    I had the oem bracket i replaced it with this one to improve cooling. Ridiculous that they charge that much for a piece of stamped sheet metal. Also all the g sync models even the international versions have the m.2 socket on the board if your still able to exchange yours.

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    After multiple requests i have released a new m.2 bracket version with the holes already printed on shapeways. It will not look as clean if you drill the holes yourself but its what people asked for so here it is. I am also working on a 3d printed 2.5 cage and a 3d printed bottom cover plate with more vent holes i will post once i finish printing and stress and cooling testing.
    http://shpws.me/JcEy

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    I am glad you like it it took 13 test models to make that one perfect. What color and finish did you go with? The bottom plate is a few weeks out, the curve and tabs are difficult to pull exact specs with a 3d scanner so i am having to tweak it constantly to get it perfect. It will probably have octagonal vent holes like the m.2 bracket to keep the cost down and airflow high. It would be ideal if you could also use it on a cooling pad with fans to get use of the extra airflow.
    I am in the middle of watercooling a g751 for a coworker with a removable external rad and external thunderbolt titan x in a case much like the alienware external graphics amplifier so im a little bogged down atm but ill get the design done soon.
    3d printed parts and accessories for the G751. You know you want something better than OEM ->https://www.shapeways.com/shops/aeolisio

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