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Motherboard: (Default) CPU Socket: LGA-1151  ||  CPU: i5-6500T  iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 530  ||  OS: Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint Xfce  || Cooling: original cooling   ||  RAM: 2x 4GB SODIMM DDR4  ||  SSD 1 (OS): Saberent Rocket 128GB M.2 PCIe 3.0  ||   SSD 2: Samsung 128GB 2.5 Inch something  (Used 100% for compressed memory for no reason don't judge me) ||  Power supply: The external one that came with it   ||  WiFi: Some Intel laptop WiFi card that makes my PC look like a router because of the antennae.
 

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Yes, if it's PCIe. Lots of risers are designed to connect to an M.2 slot, particularly in laptops. Plenty of YouTube videos out there.

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Just now, aisle9 said:

Yes, if it's PCIe. Lots of risers are designed to connect to an M.2 slot, particularly in laptops. Plenty of YouTube videos out there.

M.2 PCIe? How can those be the same slot?

Motherboard: (Default) CPU Socket: LGA-1151  ||  CPU: i5-6500T  iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 530  ||  OS: Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint Xfce  || Cooling: original cooling   ||  RAM: 2x 4GB SODIMM DDR4  ||  SSD 1 (OS): Saberent Rocket 128GB M.2 PCIe 3.0  ||   SSD 2: Samsung 128GB 2.5 Inch something  (Used 100% for compressed memory for no reason don't judge me) ||  Power supply: The external one that came with it   ||  WiFi: Some Intel laptop WiFi card that makes my PC look like a router because of the antennae.
 

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12 minutes ago, Naijin said:

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21 minutes ago, Take my memes said:

M.2 PCIe? How can those be the same slot?

M.2 is a physical connector. It can either talk SATA or PCIe. Many motherboards support both types of SSDs connected to it.

 

M.2 typically has a x4 connection, if it supports PCIe.

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2 minutes ago, Take my memes said:

Can anyone confirm?

NVMe-capable M.2 slots are x2 or x4, yes. 

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Just now, Eigenvektor said:

M.2 is a physical connector. It can either talk SATA or PCIe. Many motherboards support both types of SSDs connected to it.

 

M.2 typically has a x4 connection, if it supports PCIe.

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Does anyone know of any decent..........really bad but good for pcie 4x graphics cards?

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2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

 

Thanks!

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8 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

 

I think I may have some issues..........lol     Time for a new external power supply!

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Motherboard: (Default) CPU Socket: LGA-1151  ||  CPU: i5-6500T  iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 530  ||  OS: Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint Xfce  || Cooling: original cooling   ||  RAM: 2x 4GB SODIMM DDR4  ||  SSD 1 (OS): Saberent Rocket 128GB M.2 PCIe 3.0  ||   SSD 2: Samsung 128GB 2.5 Inch something  (Used 100% for compressed memory for no reason don't judge me) ||  Power supply: The external one that came with it   ||  WiFi: Some Intel laptop WiFi card that makes my PC look like a router because of the antennae.
 

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12 minutes ago, Take my memes said:

Does anyone know of any decent..........really bad but good for pcie 4x graphics cards?

The AMD RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 only have PCIe 4.0 x4. Their performance isn't the greatest and suffers an additional penalty when connected to PCIe 3.0

 

~edit: You can connect any GPU to PCIe x4, it'll simply lose some of its performance. Why would you want to though? Is your regular PCIe slot broken or something?

 

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-radeon-rx-6500-xt-pci-express-scaling/

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-radeon-rx-6400-pci-express-30-scaling/

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Just now, Take my memes said:

Time for a new external power supply!

Yes, this gets expensive and messy quick...you are better off selling that system and buying a real PC

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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9 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Yes, this gets expensive and messy quick...you are better off selling that system and buying a real PC

What do you reccomend? For minecraft fps, I'd say more CPU than GPU because the CPU has to calculate all the blocks in every chunk you have loaded.

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1 minute ago, Take my memes said:

What do you reccomend? For minecraft fps, I'd say more CPU than GPU because the CPU has to calculate all the blocks in every chunk you have loaded.

What's your budget? Do you want pre-built, or build one yourself?

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44 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

What's your budget? Do you want pre-built, or build one yourself?

Build yourself. Budget: About $300 I have nvme drive I plan on using, as well as a 2.5 inch ssd. Used graphics card is okay. 

How is this? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Yq7xmr 

Does the motherboard ship with the latest BIOS?

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26 minutes ago, Take my memes said:

Build yourself. Budget: About $300 I have nvme drive I plan on using, as well as a 2.5 inch ssd. Used graphics card is okay. 

How is this? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Yq7xmr 

Does the motherboard ship with the latest BIOS?

What are you doing for a GPU?

And I can't say for certain if the mobo comes with the latest BIOS.

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2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

What are you doing for a GPU?

And I can't say for certain if the mobo comes with the latest BIOS.

Integrated, although a 1060 looks like a worthy cantidate.

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4 minutes ago, Take my memes said:

Integrated, although a 1060 looks like a worthy cantidate.

that CPU you listed doesn't have integrated GFX, only AMD CPUs listed that end with "G" have integrated GFX.

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11 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

that CPU you listed doesn't have integrated GFX, only AMD CPUs listed that end with "G" have integrated GFX.

Sorry, I ment that I use integrated right now, and a 1060 looks like a good price to performance option. Also 

 

Motherboard: (Default) CPU Socket: LGA-1151  ||  CPU: i5-6500T  iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 530  ||  OS: Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint Xfce  || Cooling: original cooling   ||  RAM: 2x 4GB SODIMM DDR4  ||  SSD 1 (OS): Saberent Rocket 128GB M.2 PCIe 3.0  ||   SSD 2: Samsung 128GB 2.5 Inch something  (Used 100% for compressed memory for no reason don't judge me) ||  Power supply: The external one that came with it   ||  WiFi: Some Intel laptop WiFi card that makes my PC look like a router because of the antennae.
 

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