Christmas Present -QUICK Reply - Please :)

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by Apoc_, Dec 22, 2021.

  1. Apoc_

    Apoc_ Master Guru

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    Hello Everyone,

    Merry Christmas to all firstly, and I hope everyone has a happy, safe and wonderful holiday season!

    Ok, I’m very shortly (next hour or so) about to buy a Christmas present.

    https://www.umart.com.au/product/gigabyte-512gb-aorus-m-2-nvme-ssd-gp-asm2ne2512gttdr-59558

    Question - Is this the best value for money with gaming being the focus upgrade I can buy from a SATA HDD (not even an SSD).

    Current System
    Mobo - MSI Pro Carbon H270 (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/H270-GAMING-PRO-CARBON/Specification)
    CPU - Intel i5 6500
    RAM - 16GB Dual Channel
    PSU - Thermaltake Toughpower 750W
    GPU - Nvidia 1660
    Monitor - 24” 1920x1080 144hz

    Only looking to upgrade the hard drive and looking for the best gaming bang for buck SSD / NVMe hard drive I can buy on a budget of $150 AUD / $110 USD.

    Purchasing from - www.umart.com.au

    Silly me for leaving it so close / late and any guidance / advice would be greatly appreciated thank you :) !!!

    P.S - I believe the motherboard can only handle up to PCI-E 3.0 NVMe not PCI-E 4.0 NVMe

    EDIT - Preferably looking for 500GB minimum / 1TB maximum as Call Of Duty Modern Warfare is game of choice and chews about 200GB on its own ‍♂️
     
  2. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Correct, your motherboard only supports pci-e 3.0 nvme.

    Yes that is a good nvme drive, I'm actually surprised by it's price on umart to be honest, on pccasegear it's $129.... Guess I'll have to look at umart in the future myself.

    If you wanted a little more space something like the Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD 1TB [MZ-V7S1T0BW] would also be good, tiny tiny bit slower speeds.. but larger drive.
     
  3. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    holy smokes no way don't get that
    https://www.umart.com.au/product/western-digital-black-500gb-m-2-sn750-nvme-ssd-wds500g3x0c-52509
    sn750 is better,even though it's pcie3.0 so it would lose in sequential benchmarks.you don't have pcie4 anyway.
    i'd take sn750 over the gb aorus even if I had 4.0,and it's cheaper.

    if you can go up to 140,get this one though
    https://www.umart.com.au/product/kingston-1tb-kc2500-m-2-nvme-ssd-56373

    double the capacity and it's a great drive
    https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/9467/kingston-kc2500-1tb-nvme-2-ssd/index.html
     
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  4. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Gigabyte drives are no good?
     

  5. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    they are but this one is worse than sn750 and you're paying extra for the illuminated chicken
    it's good,but sn750 was the best in class at the point they were released and it's cheaper

    kc2500 is better than both
     
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  6. 386SX

    386SX Ancient Guru

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    This model got other chips without any change of model number.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/202...swapping-components-in-its-970-evo-plus-ssds/

    I was about to buy one for me as well as those went down to 170 euros for the 2tb model, but nope.
     
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  7. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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  8. 386SX

    386SX Ancient Guru

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    I just read about it a month ago by pure coincidence / luck ... ;)

    (I had to dig through my history to find the link ...)
     
  9. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    you'd need to build a whole new ddr5 system,with mobo+cpu,highly unrecommened atm.
     
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    Theres not much to gain from 16gb to 32gb unless you frequently use a game or prog that needs it, and that the performance it 'may' bring isnt bottlenecked by anything else in your system.
     

  11. 386SX

    386SX Ancient Guru

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    Not at these prices. You'll have almost double of what you usually pay for a certain combo. Most CPUs with ddr5 support start at 300+ Euros, a good board is 200 to 250 minimum, good ddr5 RAM is about 300+ ("standard" kits for about 150).
    I am used to pay something between 500 and 700 for CPU + board + RAM + cooler ("adapter kit" from Noctua). If I would get a ddr5 platform now, I would have to pay about 1000 to 1300 (AMD or Intel). That would last 5 years at least (estimation).

    So no, from my perspective it isn't worth it right now. That's the reason I still stay at Ryzen 1st gen (1700, gets 5 years old next march).
     

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