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M.2 Maximus XIII Hero questions

ajbrutico
Level 7
Hello all,

building a new PC - For the components, I will need to install -

Intel 11900K CPU
A NVIDIA GTX 3090
One Gen 4 M.2
One Gen 3 M.2
= And an Elgato 4K60 Pro capture card.

Can i install all these while keeping the GPU at 16x, or is this too many items?

I know i can use the Gen 4 in the M.2_1 Slot and Maybe the second M.2 in the M.2_3 Slot,

But will adding another PCI card lower the transfer rate of the GPU?

Thanks in advance!! Sometimes it seems like Rubik wrote their MB manuals....
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ajbrutico
Level 7
So after further investigation:

I need an 11th gen CPU, my 3090 in PCIEX16_1
Then the Gen 4 M.2 in M.2_1
Then the Gen 3 M.2 in M.2_3

Then the Capture card in PCIEX_3 at 2x to keep all SATAs open.

Correct?



ajbrutico wrote:
Hello all,

building a new PC - For the components, I will need to install -

Intel 11900K CPU
A NVIDIA GTX 3090
One Gen 4 M.2
One Gen 3 M.2
= And an Elgato 4K60 Pro capture card.

Can i install all these while keeping the GPU at 16x, or is this too many items?

I know i can use the Gen 4 in the M.2_1 Slot and Maybe the second M.2 in the M.2_3 Slot,

But will adding another PCI card lower the transfer rate of the GPU?

Thanks in advance!! Sometimes it seems like Rubik wrote their MB manuals....

Grimpak
Level 8
are you using all the sata ports? if not, turn them off to keep the capture card at 4x.

ajbrutico
Level 7
Unfortunately I need 3 Sata ports so I have to leave at 2x

sl910
Level 9
On this MB there are so many USB headersd and ports that you can use an external dock (not a NAS) for SATA disks, connect it on one intel 10GB/s ports. It works very well, including the power saving function. This is what I decided to do. So I have disabled the intel SATA controller in the BIOS. For the external dock, I bought a QNAP TR-002. It doesn't need any driver.

Regards

sl910