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Ultimate TriStellar

by LinShanify


The Biggest Problem is the M.2 950 PRO SSD. I didn't realise that the M.2 slot in the Mini ITX will share PCI-E of the GPU. It will cause extreme high dpc latency.

In the end, I have to use all three sata slot. RAID the first two 240G SSD for the system and last 960G for storage.

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ShriyansM 3 points 28 months ago

Is that motherboard good and does it have built in wifi

LinShanify submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

It's a fantastic motherboard. Yes it doesinclude a built-in wifi

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ShriyansM 2 points 28 months ago

Ok thanks for the info! On the topic of motherboards do you know any good rgb mobos with built in wifi and are good for overclocking? Lga 2011 or lga 1151

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wimpSquad 2 Builds 3 points 28 months ago

Oh look, a 6700K!

Ditto on the MoBo?

overkillscs 2 points 28 months ago

forever in love with this case. Saw techsource do it, fricking beauty

PyRoGaming420 2 points 23 months ago


Sonprep 1 point 19 months ago

ikr im planing on using it in my first build

jadesoncutter 2 points 28 months ago

You should do some LED's to perfect it. Beautiful build tho.

Risingnapkin 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Just wanted to chime in about the "shared" PCI-E lanes; I don't think your M.2 and GPU will share PCI-E lanes. As with everything, I could be wrong, but looking at the Skylake architecture from Wikipedia;


There are 16 PCI-E 3.0 lanes from the CPU, and 20 PCI-E 3.0 lanes from the PCH (Platform Controller Hub). Quick rundown; Intel appears to have abandoned "northbridge" and "southbridge", and integrated the northbridge duties into the CPU die, and the southbridge is now PCH. The CPU lanes out directly to the GPU, as mentioned with the 16 PCI-E lanes, and the PCH appears to have the remaining 20 PCI-E lanes for "peripherals".


It looks like they did this to relieve bandwidth issues, as you thought would happen. Also, I would be surprised that they would design an architecture to have such a weird conflict, as running out of PCI-E lanes with the desire to have M.2 be a more standard option. M.2 will use up shared lanes that your SATA III ports use; not sure if that's where the rumor started. As an owner of a Z170 motherboard running two 950 Pro's and a dedicated GPU, I'm definitely getting full performance across everything. I loose out on 4 of my 8 SATA III ports, but that's worth it in my situation.

Anyways, that's just my two cents.

LinShanify submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

I never have this problem with ATX motherboard. It could be my BIOS setting. Thank you so much for all the information ;)

mouzzampk2014 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

I have exactly same chairs :)

tacos098 2 points 21 months ago

Hows the cooling on this? dose it need case fans? it seems to not have any.

KnightLawlit 1 point 13 months ago

Is the cpu cooler good?

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