Question Building Custom Gaming PC however cannot figure out what SSD to use as a Primary storage

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Link to Build so far: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Gamefreaknet/saved/xRL2xr
In Storage currently is a 2TB NVMe SSD I intend to use a main/secondary storage however I simply cannot find another SSD which would act as Primary/BIOS storage considering that SSDs generally last the longest out of all storage types. When I checked the list however of possible SSDs that could be added there were none and if I selected one it would mark the list as Incompatible because of the extra SSD.
Any Suggestions for a Primary Storage SSD?
 

logainofhades

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Your board has two M.2 slots. Put your 2tb in the second slot, at the bottom, and get another drive, for the primary/OS drive. The bios is stored on a chip, on the motherboard. Your installed storage has 0 to do with where the bios is saved.
 
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Your board has two M.2 slots. Put your 2tb in the second slot, at the bottom, and get another drive, for the primary/OS drive. The bios is stored on a chip, on the motherboard. Your installed storage has 0 to do with where the bios is saved.
When I tried having a WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD 500GB listed alongside the SN550 it said my list was Not Compatible. Will it work with the SN570? I originally intended for the SN570 to act as the Windows/BIOS storage.
 
When I tried having a WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD 500GB listed alongside the SN550 it said my list was Not Compatible. Will it work with the SN570? I originally intended for the SN570 to act as the Windows/BIOS storage.
I'm not seeing any jarring reason why the SN570 is not compatible with your board. Especially considering the site doesn't flag the 500GB version as incompatible or another H570 board from ASrock as incompatible with the 1TB SN570 which the site is complaining about with your build.

It's probably just a false negative.
 

Why_Me

Glorious
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Intel Core i5-12400F £162.99

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MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 £148.02

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DeepCool GAMMAXX GTE V2 CPU Cooler £21.26

 
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geofelt

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To answer your question, I would simply buy a single 2tb m.2 device for the C drive and apps.
Use it until it fills up, then add another drive for capacity.
You would see no real difference in performance if that added drive were to be a normal 2.5" sata ssd or a m.2 device.
I would favor samsung; Puget systems thinks highly of them:

While I think your build would work as is, I have some thoughts:

Today, I would not buy an older gen processor at new prices.
The I5-12400 would cost you less with similar gaming performance characteristics.

It would not need liquid cooling which has it's own issues.
The case is a decent one for air cooling.

Coolers will come with decent paste.

If you need 64gb of ram, then fine.
But for gaming, 16gb is ok, and 32gb would be plenty if you were multitasking.

A home user has little reason to buy the PRO version of windows.
And, be aware that the OEM version may limit your ability to transfer to a different motherboard in the future.

Modern motherboards will come with lan adapters and many 12th gen motherboards will include good wifi.

Above all, buy a Quality psu with a 7 to 10 year warranty.
I don't think Aerocool qualifies.
750w would be plenty for your 3060ti card:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
 
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