Question SSD Question

sensitivesoul

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Mar 20, 2018
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Hiya,
I'm getting a WD Black 1TB SN750 M.2 2280 NVME SSD, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-SN750-High-Performance-Internal-Gaming/dp/B07M64QXMN the M.2 socket it goes in is behind my GPU and I'm concerned about temperatures. The WD Black will be used for gaming.

I'm thinking about getting an M.2 SSD to PCIe Express 3.0 x4 Adapter Card (something like this): https://www.amazon.co.uk/SupaGeek-PCIe-Express-Adapter-Card/dp/B07CBJ6RH7/ref=psdc_430536031_t1_B0863KK2BP
So I can plug it into a PCIe slot, so it's not tightly between my GPU and CPU and hopefully keep temperatures lower especially if it goes in the lowest PCIe slot (and also because it'll be a lot easier to install and uninstall if I later choose to add a heat sink).


So my questions are:
  1. Is there any disadvantage to doing it this way?
  2. Which PCIe slot should I place the adapter in?
  3. Can you recommend a good (but cheap) adapter card?

System Specs:

Case: Kolink Vault Midi Tower Gaming Case
Graphics Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition 8193MB
Heatsink: Cryorig H7 Single Tower Heatsink with 120mm Fan
MotherBoard: Asus Prime X370-Pro AMD X370 (Socket Am4) DDR4 ATX https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/All-series/PRIME-X370-PRO/
Power Supply: Bitfenix Whisper M series 650W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power
 

sensitivesoul

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Mar 20, 2018
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Why an adapter card?
Why not in the dedicated M.2 port?
Hi,
As I said above it'd be sitting tightly between my GPU and CPU and I'm concerned about the temperature it'd reach there. If I can put it in a PCIe slot below as I mentioned it'll have more airflow over it and as I also mentioned it'd be easier to reinstall if I decide put a heatsink on it.
 

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