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01-14-2019 09:28 PM
crimsontears809739
Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Everything i have seen says that NVME and AHCI has loading times within one second of each other when it comes to OS and games its only for large file sizes and editing NVME is faster
On another note everything i have seen is newer then what techspot.com says so i dont know how much trust i can put in that

You can get both the MX500 and the 860 Evo in M.2 form if you really like to keep everything M.2
As for SLI dont bother its dying and the support is getter worse and worse

As for the RMi the Seasonic Focus is newer better and also cheaper if you dont use rebate
Alright, I was looking at some newer articles of specifically the 860 vs the 970, and your right. The difference isn't that big between those two specific drives. I've changed my mind and will go to a single 2TB 860.

EDIT 2: Changed from G. Skill to Corsair Vengeance to get a tiny bit more heat sink clearance.
01-13-2019 02:20 PM
crimsontears809739
Quote: Originally Posted by lb_felipe View Post
Just a note: First check if the chosen motherboard supports the SATA protocol on M.2 socket.
The motherboard has x2 M.2 slots. Both support PCI-E and SATA.
01-13-2019 10:49 AM
lb_felipe
Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Everything i have seen says that NVME and AHCI has loading times within one second of each other when it comes to OS and games its only for large file sizes and editing NVME is faster
On another note everything i have seen is newer then what techspot.com says so i dont know how much trust i can put in that

You can get both the MX500 and the 860 Evo in M.2 form if you really like to keep everything M.2
As for SLI dont bother its dying and the support is getter worse and worse

As for the RMi the Seasonic Focus is newer better and also cheaper if you dont use rebate
Just a note: First check if the chosen motherboard supports the SATA protocol on M.2 socket.
01-13-2019 09:00 AM
shilka Everything i have seen says that NVME and AHCI has loading times within one second of each other when it comes to OS and games its only for large file sizes and editing NVME is faster
On another note everything i have seen is newer then what techspot.com says so i dont know how much trust i can put in that

You can get both the MX500 and the 860 Evo in M.2 form if you really like to keep everything M.2
As for SLI dont bother its dying and the support is getter worse and worse

As for the RMi the Seasonic Focus is newer better and also cheaper if you dont use rebate
01-13-2019 08:10 AM
crimsontears809739
Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
First off if you are going to use it for the OS and nothing else drop the 970 Evo as NVME drives are not in any way faster or better than AHCI based drives when it comes to OS and gaming load times

NVME drives are only faster if you are using software that can use the speeds of NVME and there is little software that can do that today (unless you use Linux) so unless you will be working with large file sizes and moving them around on the drive dont bother with a 970 Evo its a waste of time and money so buy another 860 Evo instead

Second the Corsair HXi is not worth buying when the RMi and RMx uses a cheaper and better version of the same platform or you could go with a Seasonic Foucs or Prime Ultra which are newer and better

850 watts is way overkill and a 650 watt is more than enough power for that system
And last if you need storage for videos pictures and other stuff you dont access every day or need high speeds for buy a 7200 RPM HDD
I did some deeper research into what you were saying about the NVME drives. Not trying to start an arguement, but I found this: https://www.techspot.com/news/67222-...ta-vs-hdd.html Ideally, if I can put everything on M.2 it would make for a cleaner build.

Booting Windows 10
HDD: 36 Seconds.
SATA: 9 seconds
NVMe: 6 seconds

Loading Call of Duty on Windows 10
HDD: 53 Seconds
SATA: 25 seconds
NVMe: 11 seconds

The idea behind 850 watts is if I want to SLI in a few years, I can do that. But in hindsite, I might never actually do that. Probably going to switch out power supply for an RMi 650 watts.

Thanks for the feedback!
01-13-2019 01:04 AM
shilka First off if you are going to use it for the OS and nothing else drop the 970 Evo as NVME drives are not in any way faster or better than AHCI based drives when it comes to OS and gaming load times

NVME drives are only faster if you are using software that can use the speeds of NVME and there is little software that can do that today (unless you use Linux) so unless you will be working with large file sizes and moving them around on the drive dont bother with a 970 Evo its a waste of time and money so buy another 860 Evo instead

Second the Corsair HXi is not worth buying when the RMi and RMx uses a cheaper and better version of the same platform or you could go with a Seasonic Foucs or Prime Ultra which are newer and better

850 watts is way overkill and a 650 watt is more than enough power for that system
And last if you need storage for videos pictures and other stuff you dont access every day or need high speeds for buy a 7200 RPM HDD
01-12-2019 04:08 PM
crimsontears809739
2K Build for VR - Opinions wanted

Budget: $2,000 - $2,500

I want to hop on the RGB band wagon was much as is economically possible.

I want a system that is a really good overclocker, and I <3 big air systems. The bigger the heatsinks, the better.

My current monitors are currently x2 1920 x 1080 60hz, but after I build this PC an updated monitor will be next on the upgrade list.

(edit) I want 2TB of storage.

I haven't been on OCN in a few years, so let me know if I am posting this thread in the wrong place.


--------------------------------------------------------------

Case: Thermal Take View 71 RGB
( I want a RGB, glass, full tower)

CPU: i5 9600K
(Don't bother trying to selling me on getting an i7, i have my heart set on an i5)

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

RAM: CORSAIR Vengance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 (Updated)
(I am wasting money on this ram? Is there better RGB bang-for-my buck? EDIT: changed from G. Skill for a tiny bit more PSU clearance)

SSD: SAMSUNG 860 EVO M.2 2280 2TB SATA III (updated)

GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 DirectX 12 RTX 2070 ARMOR 8G
(Is this my best bet for VR for my budget? Is there a better cooler for overclocking or RGB that won't cost significantly more?)

MOBO: MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON
( I want something RGB, with a ton of USB ports, and a great host of overclocking features)

PSU: RM650i 650W 80 PLUS GOLD (Updated)

----- Additional Accessories -----

Thermaltake CL-O015-PL00BL-A TT Sync Controller TT Premium
( Thermal tells me this will let my case fans be driven by the Mystic Light controller on the motherboard)

x3 Thermaltake Riing 14 RGB 140mm mans
(These will go in the top of the case)

Windows 10 Home 64 bit

HTC Vive (not included in my ~$2,000-ish budget for my tower)

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