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    MotherboardASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-7820X 3.6 GHz @ 4 GHz
    Memory (part number)CMK32GX4M4A3200C16
    Graphics Card #1ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix Gaming, 11 GB VRAM
    Sound CardCreative Sound Blaster AE-9
    Monitor2x ASUS VG248QE, 24"
    Storage #12x SSD: WD Blue 1 TB, WD Black 1 TB
    Storage #2HDD: WD Red, 1 TB
    CPU Coolerbe quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
    Casebe quiet! SILENT BASE 800
    Power Supplybe quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1000W
    Keyboard Genesis Gaming Keyboard Rhod 400
    Mouse Logitech G403 @ 3200 dpi
    Headset DT 770 Pro
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    OS Ubuntu 16.04, Win 10 Home 64bit, 1903
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    How would sticking in a WD Black look like?

    Hi,

    I am planning on getting new SSD (link):

    WD Black, 1 TB SSD
    (WDS100T2X0C, M.2 2280, PCIe Gen3 x4)
    Now, this is something I'm doing for the first time, and would like to know what it entails before I place the order. It looks like the board has two M2 sockets.

    • M.2_1( SOCKET3 )
    • M.2_2( SOCKET3 )

    I think I will have to use M.2_1, because M.2_2's path is very very close to my cooler (be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3), and memory stick may get in the way as well. If the SSD would stand vertically, it would be literally over the cooler's face and adding a cooler for the SSD could be impossible. (photo below)

    Do I need some sort of extension to put the SSD in the M.2_1? How does that part look like?

    Also, it seems that those SSD drives need some sort of a heatsink cooler. What cooler should I get to keep components comfortable in there?

    Thanks!

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    Last edited by martine-dee; 02-16-2019 at 02:14 PM.
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