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Z97 Motherboard & NVME SSD

a_cushin

Hi all...

 

My motherboard is MSI Z97 Gaming 5 which has 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16, x8/x8, x8/x4/x4 modes) https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z97-GAMING-5/Specification.

 

I've installed one GTX 1080 Ti in the PCI_E2.

 

I'm considering to install a 1TB M.2 NVME SSD as my new boot drive https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct1000p1ssd8.

 

I understand that my motherboard M.2 slot is 1x 2280 Key M(PCIe Gen2 x2/SATA) which will throttle the NVME SSD.

 

To utilize the SSD full potential:

1. Can I use a M.2 to PCIe adapter such as https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=809&area=en in the PCI_E5

2. Will it affect my GPU performance?

3. If I add another PCIe accessories such as wi-fi card, will it affect any performance?

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4th gen generally dosnt support booting from NVME, some motherboards you can do it but most you cant

I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play no games atm & watch anime at 1080p(finally) watch YT and write essays...  nothing, it just sits there collecting dust...

Builds:

The Toaster Project! Northern Bee!

 

The original LAN PC build log! (Old, dead and replaced by The Toaster Project & 5.0)

Spoiler

"Here is some advice that might have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your life. 

 

#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

Follow these simple rules in life, and I promise you, things magically get easier. " - MageTank 31-10-2016

 

 

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