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    ROG Member Array lilmsmaggie's Avatar
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    Jun 2012

    ROG Strix B360-G Build: It's been a while


    As the title states - It's been a while since my last computer build and the last time I participated on this forum.

    My first and only other build was a ROG Maximus V Gene, 10 years ago, so I'm kinda rusty but here goes using the template in this thread:

    Budget: spent so far approx. $1705.31 (not an issue per se)
    Main uses of intended build: Photo Editing
    Parts required: One M.2-2280 NVME SSD, Two 2.5" SSD's

    Previous build information (list details of parts):

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K (not overclocked)
    Motherboard: Maximus V Gene mATX motherboard Z77 chipset
    RAM: 16 GB G. Skill Ripjaws SDRAM
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
    Optical Drive: ASUS DVD Writer
    Storage: Samsung 830 Evo 256GB SSD
    Western Digital Green 2 TB HDD
    Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    OS: Windows 10 Pro-64-bit
    CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
    Chassis: Silverstone Temjin Series SST-TJ04B-EW
    PSU: Seasonic 650W

    Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Storage requirements: At least 4 TB
    Will you be overclocking: No
    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers): TBD
    Extra information about desired system: Would like to take advantage of the M.2 slot on ROG Strix B360-G to install M.2-2280 SSD as boot drive

    Current build parts acquired to date:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-8700
    Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B360G
    RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengence LPX - DDR4-2666
    OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    GPU: MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB Armor MK2
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S
    Chassis: NZXT H500
    PSU: Seasonic Focus Series 650W

    My concern is installing Windows 10 Pro on say a Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD and booting from that drive. From what little I've been able to find doing a google search, a lot of users are experiencing issues with this step either because it's newer technology, lack of experience or some other gotcha.

    I will not be incorporating an optical drive with this new build, so I'll have to install the OS from a flash drive.

    As I've indicated previously, it's been a while and I'm rusty. Has anyone put together a guide for installing Windows 10 on a M.2 SSD and setting that drive as the boot drive?

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,


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    ROG Member Array lilmsmaggie's Avatar
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    I've figured this out for myself.

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