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Asus Prime B450M-A mATX Motherboard $109 + Shipping or Free Store Pick Up @ Umart

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Asus Prime B450M-A mATX Motherboard $109 + Shipping or Free Store Pick Up At Umart

Features:
*Fan Xpert 2+: Flexible controls for ultimate cooling and silence, plus GPU-temperature sensing for cooler gaming
*Ultrafast connectivity: Supreme flexibility with USB 3.1 Gen 2 and native M.2
*ASUS Aura Sync header: Onboard connector for RGB LED strips, easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura Sync-capable hardware
*5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-around system protection

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  • Does this board disable any SATA ports when using an M.2 NVME? I know I can look at the manual but I'm at work atm :(

    Edit: Just saw this on the product page

    2*The M.2 Socket shares bandwidth with the SATA_5/6 ports, and therefore the SATA_5/6 ports cannot be used when an M.2 device is installed.

    So sick of trying to find an mATX board with min 6 SATA ports that doesn't share bandwidth or cost $400…

    • Just buy a budget X570 board, it will have plenty of spare PCIE lanes for you to play around with.

    • If you require 6x SATA and M.2, perhaps an option would be to use an m.2 PCIe expansion card such as these

      https://www.pccasegear.com/products/48412/silverstone-m-2-nv...
      https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Hard-Drives-&-SSDs/Acces...

      I'm not sure if this would have any other compromises however. I know some boards disable a PCIe slot if the on-board M.2 is in use, for example, although that wouldn't appear be a problem in this situation.

      • That's definitely an option that I'll consider. Will need to make sure I can fit a GPU with it too.

    • ASRock x570m pro4 for ~$270 has 8 Sata 3
      Doesn’t that meet your criteria?
      I’m looking for something similar and I think this is where I’m headed

      • Yeh, it does although it's at the very top end of what I'm willing to pay for a mobo going in a home server. Ideally didn't want to spend more than $150 - $200.

        • Sounds like we are undertaking similar builds. I’m certainly no expert, but isn’t the alternative using SAS cards? I started with the intention of building a dedicated NAS, but I’ve now decided I am better off with a system I can use for video editing / rendering with large storage capacity and will use it as a media server at other times - I realise this is overkill for the latter but it’s probably going to suit my requirements and it won’t be an always on solution.

    • While I do somewhat understand your pain, I think if you're buying a $109 motherboard, it's pretty safe to assume you're not going to need the whole array of SATA ports…

      • Why wouldn't I? I don't want to pay the extra for fancy features that I won't use. All I want is a budget motherboard with 6 sata ports and m.2 that doesn't share bandwidth. I shouldn't have to pay $300 for that.

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