Mobo Supporting Gpu/M2/PCIe Wifi under $130?

Absynthe2k5

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Greets,

Currently upgrading from my failed attempt to future proof 4 years ago by going with 1155 Ivy bridge.

Looking for a mobo that will support a 1060, and m2 pcie ssd and a pcie wifi card (I have no ability to hard wire :() for a relatively cheap price. I currently have no SSD so upgrading to SSD and running it via SATA is still a huge upgrade right?

I was originally looking at the ASROCK Fatality K4 which comes in around 90 bucks after rebate but it only has 2x PCIe.

On a side note I also have a 1TB HDD and a 500G HDD. Can I connect all three to take advantage of the extra 500Gigs. I play a crap ton of different games and many of these are near 100gigs in storage these days. I would like to keep the SSD just for the OS and store all steam games to the 1TB then use the 500gig for misc crap. I know to set raid you need two identical drives but can this be done non raid?
 

WarWolverineWarrior

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1. My i7-3770k runs just fine with my gtx 1080.
2. You can't future proof on a small budget.
3. M2 slot motherboards are expensive and usually supported by 6000 series intel cpu cuz they have 20 pcie lanes so they can spare 4 for M2 and 16 for GPU.
 
and to be honest unless you have

1-more than 1 m2 drive

2-ssd raid drives

a m2 will not seem any faster than say an 850 evo since a good ssd is so fast any way

when you have either 1 or 2 then reading /writing to and from the m2 will slaughter a ssd

but other than that a good ssd is what most people would need
 
oh and i have a m2

and a ssd

and a ssd raid

so have actually tried booting of each,opening,running software etc on all of them

and if i didnt know which i had picked to boot from i couldnt tell you which was which or say any felt faster than the other
 
seems to have 2 m2 ports at full speed--ie pci-e x4

or 32Gbs to put it another way

though not familiar with that board so really need to have a read up

theres only so many pci-e lanes so populating the m2s might lower the speed of your gpu to x8

or disable some sata ports etc
 

Absynthe2k5

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In the product specs it does mention that populating the second slot will lower the main to 8x. I keep reading that GPU's don't really need more then 8x but I really am a novice in terms of all these details so I don't really know what to believe lol.

Maybe just run the SSD via sata express? I don't have the option to hard wire so the PCIe wifi is a must unfortunately.
 

Absynthe2k5

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Thanks again for your replies m8. I get nervous when ordering new stuff lol. The SSD tech is all new to me I have only a mechanical drive. In any case The system should blow my old one outta the water in all aspects after 4 nearly 5 years of use.

Current:
i3 2120 Geforce 650 and 8 gigs ram to the new set up New:i5 6600k, 1060 6GB, 16G Ram and my first SSD.

Again, I can't thank you enough for sticking it out and helping me through this lol!
 
yes you will love a ssd like the 850 evo for example

m2 will replace 2.5 drives of that i have no doubt but at the moment they are still expensive

and confusing to people because they come in sata and pci-e

and just because your motherboard has a m2 slot doesnt mean it can run a full speed m2

but glad to help
 

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Sigh, I almost purchased
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IAGSDJ0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER#Ask

Then I am looking at the picture and it says SATA 6gb/s Yet it looks like an m.2 connect. I guess I just don't know what types of cheaper SSD will take advantage of the m.2 connector on that mobo I linked. So confusing to the novice. I know I can't afford the PCIe SSD's they start @$100 or more it seems. Was looking for something in the 50 to 75 dollar range which eliminates intel and Samsung.
 

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