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check build and recommend m.2 drive of OS please

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pinky33

Member
Joined
May 6, 2008
So I am building a rig for a friend. Was trying to stay around $500, but I am pretty sure it will be closer to $600 after tax. Friend will get a microcenter CC to get 5% off entire purchase and then pay it all off. I am out of date with SSD's and why some are twice the price, yet seem about the same more or less? Only need a little 250-500GB NVMe for OS. A 1080 GPU from old build will be going with this. If prices for GPU's ever go down a new GPU will be acquired for 1440p gaming.

Assume all other needed parts are coming from old build. Friend definitely wants full ATX size mobo.

Proc: 5600x $ $279.99
https://www.microcenter.com/product...oxed-processor-wraith-stealth-cooler-included


Mobo: MSI B550 MAG Torpedo ATX $149.99
https://www.microcenter.com/product/632831/msi-b550-mag-torpedo-amd-am4-atx-motherboard


If mobo is out of stock then second option is: MSI B550 MPG Gaming Plus $149.99

3rd option: MIS MAG Tomahawk $169.99 ($10 rebate makes it $159.99)

RAM: Thinking the cheapest will be best for the $, but three options.

$61.99 3200 16-18-18-38
https://www.microcenter.com/product...l-desktop-memory-kit-f4-3200c16d-16gvkb-black

$65.99 3600 18-22-22-42
https://www.microcenter.com/product...el-desktop-memory-kit-f4-3600c18d-16gvk-black

$79.99 3600 16-19-19-39
https://www.microcenter.com/product...l-desktop-memory-kit-f4-3600c16d-16gvkc-black

Mobo/proc bundle saves me $20. So after taxes, CC discount I am sitting at ~$492 . Still need M.2 for OS. Can't get much better for around $500 I think. Last time I went to microcenter they were out of half the stuff on the list because what is going on these days. I had to get more expensive ram and the two cheaper mobo's says 2 in stock and 1 in stock. So who knows.


Thank you.

-Pinky
 

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
pretty much any nvme will do and perform about the same , if you must have an nvme drive.
very basic rules of thumb for nvme drives, bigger is better, name brand is often the safer bet.
To me, after booting A sata ssd drive gives the same experience but nvme is more blingy.
 

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
get the 500 gig.
WD is fine, I run 2 1TB wd's in my game rig.

that opens to the duluth store, where are you?
 

trents

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2008
Will you be putting this m.2 NVME in the i7-2600k rig in your sig? If so, better check the motherboard specs to see if it will work with a PCI-e bus m.2 as opposed to a SATA-based m.2. That's an old board from a time when there may not have been support for NVME/PCI-e drive technology.
 

Janus67

Benching Team Leader
Joined
May 29, 2005
And make sure it has TLC memory not QLC. And having a DRAM cache is good to have as well.

 

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
I used to live there, I have moved to the islands, ST. Lucia to be exact.
I still own A house and some property there, out side Gainesville, out Clarks bridge road, I still prefer US doctors so we go there quite frequently.