Question Seagate FireCuda 530 NVMe SSD on an Asus Prime A320M-K motherboard ?

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I have a Asus Prime A320M-K motherboard and I was thinking of buying a Seagate FireCuda 530 NVMe SSD with heatsink, but from what i'm seeing the NVMe slot is literally right behind the graphic card and i'm afraid it won't fit. Does anyone have this problem or surely it will fit ?
The dimensions are "1 x 0.43 x 3.16" " or " 24.2 x 11.04 x 80.15 mm " and my GPU is an RX 6600XT
 

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

The slot on the board will only go to a max of PCIe 3.0 x4, meaning you're paying more for a device that will be downgraded to PCIe 3.0 x4 to conform to your slot. Might as well just invest in a PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD like the Samsung 970 Evo Plus or probably something that's more budget oriented and call it a day. Where are you located and what sort of NVMe SSD's do you have access to? I'm assuming this SSD is meant to be used as a game library, correct?

For the sake of relevance, what processor are you paired with that motherboard?
 
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Yes it is for game library, but I plan on upgrading the motherboard eventually might as well just get the PCIe 4.0 x4 right ? I have a ryzen 5 5600x, I am stuck on a discontinued intel 240gb ssd that is worth 40$ so pretty much anything would be an upgrade even at PCIe 4.0 x4 on a PCIe 3.0 x4 surely ? I am also located in Quebec, Canada.

SSD i'm using right now is this : https://www.amazon.com/Intel-SSDSC2BB240G6-S3510-240GB-2-5IN/dp/B00WYOVKI6
 
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