Essentially I am deciding between getting Ryzen 9 3950X and the Threadripper 2950X. Although i have read a lot of content online I am a little fuzzy on the details in terms of ulizing PCIe lanes.
I want to run two 1080s in SLI and two NVME in Raid-0 for Linux and another SSD for windows. I would like to use all this hardware at its full capacity.
My thoughts is that this will work because a total of 16x lanes will be used for SLI (8x each) and 8x lanes for the raid configuration (4x each). For a total of 24 PCIe lanes which AMD’s X570 should be at it’s limit.
(0) Is it possible to run SLI at 16x/16x? And an argument for going threadripper?
(1) is this reasoning correct?
(2) What happens if I put another m.2 ssd in the X570 configuration? Will I be able to use it as a SATA (for my windows install) while using the two NVMEs in raid?
(3) Any other build tips would be recommended?