- Dec 11, 2018
This is very good to know, thanks buddy. I guess this has made a decision for me; I was trying to decide if I should stick to the WiFi card I have, or use a dongle for that, and have my storage ssd directly on the board. If it means I potentially have more lanes, then I think that's the way I'm going to have to go. I guess it clears up some of the excess wires inside the case as a by product too.
Also cheers dude! I'm really just struggling with the power delivery, everything else is either done, or a known quantity.
Since we’re working on such similar projects, I’d be more than happy to help in any way possible! You mentioned struggling with power delivery, what’s your current plan? Just to double check, you know that the h110s2’s Sata power connector can power the gpu?
EDIT: regarding your changes to the last message, I honestly don’t know, I contacted ASUS SPECIFICALLY to ask about lane allocation (actually to see if using a sata drive lowered the m.2 speed down to 2x, but as mentioned, I got a totally useless response....long story short I don’t have a clue. They made it out that sata drives DO lower the speed, but most CPU’s for this board have 16 pcie lanes, as well as the chipset supporting this many, so I’d assume all ports would be capped minimum 4x (8x between the sata ports and 8x between the 2 m.2 slots)
EDIT 2: just read through your own thread on your build, totally missed that you had switched to a more powerful GPU, I can see your issue