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    MSI MEG X570 Ace

    A commendable entrant in the X570 arena.
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    Re: MSI MEG X570 Ace

    @Hexus Did you try removing the chipset shroud to see whether a custom heatsink could be swapped-in or the fan replaced like-for-like? Most longevity concerns seems to focus on the chipset fan as a key weakness.

    Agree that the 4 sata ports suck. I can't figure out why they did that. Even just splitting some sataIII ports to sataII would be useful given HDD still don't really need SATA3 bandwidth.

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    Re: MSI MEG X570 Ace

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Agree that the 4 sata ports suck. I can't figure out why they did that. Even just splitting some sataIII ports to sataII would be useful given HDD still don't really need SATA3 bandwidth.
    Who has four drives these days?
    Moreover, who uses three M.2 drives and still needs four SATA drives?

    I expect most people with high volume storage requirements will more likely have a NAS or something.
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    Re: MSI MEG X570 Ace

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Agree that the 4 sata ports suck. I can't figure out why they did that. Even just splitting some sataIII ports to sataII would be useful given HDD still don't really need SATA3 bandwidth.
    Who has four drives these days?
    Moreover, who uses three M.2 drives and still needs four SATA drives?

    I expect most people with high volume storage requirements will more likely have a NAS or something.
    I have 4x HDs, 2x NVME's and 2 optical drives.

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    Re: MSI MEG X570 Ace

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Agree that the 4 sata ports suck. I can't figure out why they did that. Even just splitting some sataIII ports to sataII would be useful given HDD still don't really need SATA3 bandwidth.
    Who has four drives these days?
    Moreover, who uses three M.2 drives and still needs four SATA drives?

    I expect most people with high volume storage requirements will more likely have a NAS or something.
    I have a ton of HDDs. No M.2 though, nor does it particularly interest me. When I finally upgrade to a 3700X I might get one, but only if the price difference between that and the same-size SATA is a tenner or so. But ya I have 8 drives plugged into this system.

    I'd either get a 1tb m.2, or 2x512gb SATA, and combine them with 2 current 512gb for a 2tb RAID0. Should get pretty decent performance out of it, and as it's purely for gaming, data loss isn't an issue.

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    Re: MSI MEG X570 Ace

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    I have a ton of HDDs. No M.2 though, nor does it particularly interest me. When I finally upgrade to a 3700X I might get one, but only if the price difference between that and the same-size SATA is a tenner or so. But ya I have 8 drives plugged into this system.

    I'd either get a 1tb m.2, or 2x512gb SATA, and combine them with 2 current 512gb for a 2tb RAID0. Should get pretty decent performance out of it, and as it's purely for gaming, data loss isn't an issue.
    m.2 nvme is way faster than 2 x sata ssd's in raid matey....

    Crystal disk says my corsair can do 3600 mb/s compared to about 2000 of 2 x ssd's in raid
    You *should* be interested as if you get a 3700X and an X570 motherboard 5 gig a second is easily obtainable
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: MSI MEG X570 Ace

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    m.2 nvme is way faster than 2 x sata ssd's in raid matey....

    Crystal disk says my corsair can do 3600 mb/s compared to about 2000 of 2 x ssd's in raid
    You *should* be interested as if you get a 3700X and an X570 motherboard 5 gig a second is easily obtainable
    4* I'd buy 2 and combine them with current 2

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    Re: MSI MEG X570 Ace

    that's just overkill!!!
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: MSI MEG X570 Ace

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    @Hexus Did you try removing the chipset shroud to see whether a custom heatsink could be swapped-in or the fan replaced like-for-like? Most longevity concerns seems to focus on the chipset fan as a key weakness.

    Agree that the 4 sata ports suck. I can't figure out why they did that. Even just splitting some sataIII ports to sataII would be useful given HDD still don't really need SATA3 bandwidth.
    Bandwidth isn't the issue (IIRC the CPU alone can run more drives than 4), they're running out of real estate on the board to fit them.

    I like the 90-degree USB 3 connector

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