Asus Maximus Hero IX Help?!

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I'm planning and already half bought the components I want for my pc build I'm doing. Just the case and MoBo so far.

I would like to know if running a Samsung 950 or 960 evo M.2 drive for a booting OS and using 2TB ssds in raid 0 for storage whilst using GTX GeForce 1080 founders edition you GPU cards in SLI is compatible with a intel 7700K on this MoBo?

Possibly not enough pcie lanes being available as i spotted a minor compatibility error elsewhere offsite.

Please help, much appreciated.
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  1. All compatible, the only note there is M.2 will occupy 1 SATA slot, but you have 5 more SATA, so not an issue.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($322.39 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus - MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($221.19 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($233.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.34 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($549.99 @ Best Buy)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1774.65
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-22 01:37 EDT-0400
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  2. Can I slap in it in any m.2 slot or depending which one I use disables which sata port if you know unless it'll tell me in the bios upon posting at all?
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  3. Moving on to storage, we find six SATA 6Gb/s headers facing forward at the Maximus IX Hero’s front edge. One of these is shared with the upper M.2 interface, but only when an SATA-based M.2 card is employed there. The lower M.2 interface relies on Intel’s flexible HSIO scheme to steal resources from two SATA ports and employ those resources towards two PCIe pathways. Users who want three NVMe drives to all operate in PCIe 3.0 x4 mode can use both M.2 slots along with the bottom PCIe slot, while sacrificing only two SATA ports and one PCIe x1 slot.

    Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asus-rog-z270-maximus-ix-hero-atx-motherboard,4961.html
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