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Sometimes pcpartpicker's compatibility checker is just bananas.

Rant:

What's with pcpartpicker sometimes?

 

Pretty damn new parts in this build, but for some reason pcpartpicker thinks that adding an M.2 drive means I can't plug in my regular SSD or hard drive..

There are 6 other sata ports I could use so the fact that enabling the m.2 drive disables two of them is completely moot. It's still saying I need another sata port though.

 

It gets stuff like this wrong so often.

Anyone else getting this?

Do you see a problem with this setup, because I sure don't.

Pcpartpicker is just being stupid again I guess.

  • 1 additional SATA 6 Gb/s compatible port is needed.
  • The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.
  • The motherboard M.2 slot #2 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.
  • The motherboard M.2 slot #3 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/KgnXWD

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $526.99 @ PC-Canada
CPU Cooler Fractal Design - Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $163.99 @ PC-Canada
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $312.12 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $214.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Kingston - SSDNow V300 Series 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $98.65 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $169.99 @ Canada Computers
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB STRIX Video Card  
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair - 760 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $196.17 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120mm Fan $8.99 @ Canada Computers
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $15.38 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $15.38 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Noctua - NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $34.95 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.89 CFM 120mm Fan $32.95 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.89 CFM 120mm Fan $32.95 @ Amazon Canada
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1993.49
  Mail-in rebates -$40.00
  Total $1953.49
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-19 14:05 EST-0500  

 

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I mean, it's compatible but it is just telling you what may happen

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1 minute ago, stateofpsychosis said:

God, I hate it when I make a grammar mistake in the title. Too late to change it ?

seems like PCPP thinks there are 3 M.2 slots on the board, which will disable 3 SATA ports (i havent looked at the board, so this may be wrong)

 

but thats why.

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Just now, MedievalMatt said:

seems like PCPP thinks there are 3 M.2 slots on the board, which will disable 3 SATA ports (i havent looked at the board, so this may be wrong)

 

but thats why.

I've seen it do this with several boards since I've been through a lot of potential rigs while planning my new one. I reported it to them anyways. 

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2 minutes ago, MedievalMatt said:

seems like PCPP thinks there are 3 M.2 slots on the board, which will disable 3 SATA ports (i havent looked at the board, so this may be wrong)

 

but thats why.

There are indeed 3 M.2 slots on this board. M2_1 and M2_3 disables 2 SATA ports each, M2_2 disables a single SATA port. Even if all 3 M.2 slots are occupied, it should still have 3 SATA ports working. Not to mention OP only has 1 M.2 drive, other 2 are SATA.

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

There are indeed 3 M.2 slots on this board. M2_1 and M2_3 disables 2 SATA ports each, M2_2 disables a single SATA port. Even if all 3 M.2 slots are occupied, it should still have 3 SATA ports working. Not to mention OP only has 1 M.2 drive, other 2 are SATA.

Exactly, it's pretty funny.

There's totally going to be that one person who gets totally screwed up because of this :P

 

Anyways, in case anyone searches for a solution to this wondering what's going on, it's pretty easy.

Just put the m.2 drive in the topmost slot if you plan on using it as a boot drive and use SATA3_3 and SATA3_4 for the other 2 drives.  If not, use SATA3_0 for the boot drive and make sure the m.2 drive is in the 2nd or 3rd slot from the top. This is a screenshot from the manual that shows which m.2 slots disable which sata ports:

 

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1 minute ago, stateofpsychosis said:

Anyways, in case anyone searches for a solution to this wondering what's going on, it's pretty easy.

Just put the m.2 drive in the topmost slot if you plan on using it as a boot drive and use SATA3_3 and SATA3_4 for the other 2 drives.  If not, use SATA3_0 for the boot drive and make sure the m.2 drive is in the 2nd or 3rd slot from the top. This is a screenshot from the manual that shows which m.2 slots disable which sata ports:

why not use M2_2 as boot SSD instead? This way you lose 1 less SATA port. They are all connected to the chipset anyway

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23 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

why not use M2_2 as boot SSD instead? This way you lose 1 less SATA port. They are all connected to the chipset anyway

That's what I'm planning on doing. I was just pointing out that if you're not going to use it as the boot drive for some reason, you'd want to use the first sata port for the boot drive because it's faster than the rest of the sata ports for booting windows. You're right though, it'd be a waste not to use the m.2 as a boot. I could see someone doing that if they didn't want to reinstall windows though while adding a new drive.

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9 hours ago, VegetableStu said:

edit your OP, or click and hold the title on desktop

Oh, nice. Thanks for the tip.

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If you've done your research, then ignore what PCPP says. I can't imagine PCPP being 100% correct.

 

I mean hell, its scraper was late to the game and a part I wanted was no longer being sold by someone on Amazon who does Prime shipping at and the price they claimed I could get it at.

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I see a few things wrong, but it's not with PCPartPicker...

 

A cheap fan mixed in with the rest?
The God awful V300 SSD?

Why buy these?

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17 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I see a few things wrong, but it's not with PCPartPicker...

 

A cheap fan mixed in with the rest?
The God awful V300 SSD?

Why buy these?

I didn't.

I had them lying around from old builds and am just using them until I can justify spending anything on some expensive RGB fans.

Same with the extra SSD. I already had it so might as well put it in there and use it as a steam drive for whatever I can't fit on the m.2 drive. You're not going to see it anyways since it goes behind the motherboard tray. There's nothing wrong with that fan in terms of performance either. It does the job it needs to do for now.

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