Question What do the compatability issuses mean?

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I have a pc build on pcpartbuilder but it has 2 compatability issuses

they are:

The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.

Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

the list of parts:https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Mgd4HB

any help will be appreciated
 
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What the first issue means is that when you install an M.2 drive into the slot on the motherboard, two out of the six SATA ports will get disabled, so you have to connect your hard drive to one of the remaining four. It's not a problem unless you have more than 4 drives to connect through SATA.

The second one is fairly intuitive - PC Part Picker can check compatibility of components, like whether the CPU and motherboard and RAM are compatible, whether the case can fit the motherboard, etc, but a few advanced things, basically physical restrictions, cannot be checked right now. For example, some CPU coolers have large heatsinks that can cause clearance issue with your RAM, some GPU's are so long that they won't fit in your case, and some CPU coolers are so tall that the case is not wide enough to fit them. These few physical restrictions will have to be checked manually. GPU length is given in specifications, and the case specifications mention the maximum CPU cooler height and GPU length that it supports. As for CPU cooler and RAM clearance, that is not as easy to check but if your cooler isn't huge, it shouldn't be a problem. The cooler you have picked certainly seems slim enough to not have any problems with RAM clearance.

P.S : that hard drive you selected is 5400 RPM, get 7200 RPM instead, 5400 RPM HDD's are terribly slow.
 
Aug 10, 2020
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What the first issue means is that when you install an M.2 drive into the slot on the motherboard, two out of the six SATA ports will get disabled, so you have to connect your hard drive to one of the remaining four. It's not a problem unless you have more than 4 drives to connect through SATA.

The second one is fairly intuitive - PC Part Picker can check compatibility of components, like whether the CPU and motherboard and RAM are compatible, whether the case can fit the motherboard, etc, but a few advanced things, basically physical restrictions, cannot be checked right now. For example, some CPU coolers have large heatsinks that can cause clearance issue with your RAM, some GPU's are so long that they won't fit in your case, and some CPU coolers are so tall that the case is not wide enough to fit them. These few physical restrictions will have to be checked manually. GPU length is given in specifications, and the case specifications mention the maximum CPU cooler height and GPU length that it supports. As for CPU cooler and RAM clearance, that is not as easy to check but if your cooler isn't huge, it shouldn't be a problem. The cooler you have picked certainly seems slim enough to not have any problems with RAM clearance.

P.S : that hard drive you selected is 5400 RPM, get 7200 RPM instead, 5400 RPM HDD's are terribly slow.
thank you so much and ill change my hard drive
 

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