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My new "cheap" build - 'nuff PCIe on the mobo?

Hello gang,

 

I have been planning this one for quite a while. I do a lot of 3D animation and After Effects stuff. Thus the 2 x Intel 750 PCI-Express 400GB SSD (for AFX ?).

This is actually going to be a temp PC that I will put into my mATX render farm when the new AMD stuff hits later this year, at which point I will upgrade the mobo, CPU, & Ram...

 

My main 2 questions are:

1 > is this mobo going to support the 3 PCI-e devices happily?

2 > the RAM question - are these G.Skill modules in the sweet spot? - here in AUS it costs an extra $100+ to go up to the F4-3200C14D-16GTZRX

 

sub question - but not a biggie

3 > 2700 or 2700x? ... I'm not crazy about heavy over-clocking - the machine in the farm that is being replaced was over-clocked all it's life and is now very dead.

 

here are the details of the build -

 

AMD Ryzen 7 2700x (with stock cooler)
MSI B450M Mortar Titanium Motherboard
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz Memory AMD... F4-3200C16D-16GTZRX
EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2

2 x Intel 750 PCI-Express 400GB SSD (1 x scratch, 1 x project files)

Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD 250GB (OS)

NZXT H500 Mid Tower Case Matte White
3 x be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm PWM Fan (2 in front, 1 on roof)
1 X be quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm PWM Fan (rear)

Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 750W Power Supply

 

any other observations most welcome!

 

cheers and thanks,

 

Yardankerty

 

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The B450M MORTAR has the following PCIe slots, according to the manual:

  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1) - Supports x16 speed with AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd Generation processors; Supports x8 speed with AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics processors
  • 1x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode) - Unavailable if a M.2 SSD is installed in the M2_2 slot.
  • 2x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots - PCI_E2 will be unavailable when an expansion card is installed in the PCI_E3 slot.

Source: I have the manual itself!

Ryzen 7 3700X / 16GB RAM / Optane SSD / GTX 1650 / Solus Linux

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hmmm - ok  - so am I in trouble then?

each intel SSD wants a PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4

and the GPU wants the PCIe 3.0 16x

looks like I am missing two PCIe 3.0 x4 slots!

 

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6 hours ago, Yardankerty said:

hmmm - ok  - so am I in trouble then?

each intel SSD wants a PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4

and the GPU wants the PCIe 3.0 16x

looks like I am missing two PCIe 3.0 x4 slots!

 

It probably doesnt matter if its 3.0 or 2.0 if it doesnt saturate the x2 or x4 connection

Ryzen 7 3700X / 16GB RAM / Optane SSD / GTX 1650 / Solus Linux

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