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 Post subject: Intel Optane Technology(New PC build for wife)
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:27 pm 
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Scott what do you think of using Intel's Optane Technology paired with One of these instead of spending the money on a Nvme SSD.

I added it up and it'd be $132.99 for that drive plus a 32GB Intel Optane. Plus I'd get double the space with 1TB SSHD compared to getting a 500 GB Nvme SSD. Normally they are around $230 so a $100 savings.

I don't know if that's really worth it though because this pc would be for the wife and neither of us use much space on hard drives, so speed and responsiveness is more important. However I don't know how close in speed to a traditional Nvme ssd this setup would yield.

What do you think? Have you seen any comparison?.


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 Post subject: Re: Intel Optane Technology(New PC build for wife)
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:41 am 
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It is only slightly faster than a standard HDD. An SSD would be about 4 or 5 times faster yet. I recommend using an SSD because it will perform much better and you said you don't need that much storage space. I only recommend hybrid drives if you can't find or afford an SSD with enough storage capacity to meet your needs. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Intel Optane Technology(New PC build for wife)
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Yes but what about with the Intel Optane "Ram" or cache?. Does that make a significant difference?.


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 Post subject: Re: Intel Optane Technology(New PC build for wife)
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:51 pm 
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It turns standard drives into "hybrid" drives. An SSD would be much better. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Intel Optane Technology(New PC build for wife)
 Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:51 pm 
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List of parts for wifes new pc.

MSI H270M MORTAR ARCTIC LGA 1151 Intel H270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard. Purchased this today, because I just can't trust the Gigabyte board I got back from my RMA.

Gonna use a PSU I already have.

Fractal Design Focus G Mini Black MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Still need to purchase

CORSAIR ValueSelect 16GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Desktop Memory Model CMV16GX4M1A2133C15 - Still need to purchase, I'll start with just one stick.

SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E500BW - Still need to purchase

Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Blue LED 150W Intel/AMD 120mm CPU Cooler CL-P022-AL12BU-A Still have to purchase.

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit- $143.99

I've got the CPU from my "old"(purchased last year) board so that's taken care of.

Around $687.36 left to spend to get all that. I've included $140 for Win 10 Pro 64 bit plus the cost of the parts above. Not including the motherboard since it's already purchased today. Hopefully I can get some good deals on the parts. I know it's supposedly better to purchase all at once, but I purchase things one or two parts at a time because that's how I can afford to do it. The most expensive will be the SSD and the ram with the PSU not far behind.

Wish I could use the motherboard I already have that I got back from Gigabyte, but based on my experience with them I just can not trust it. Gigabyte is the absolute worst for customer service and RMA experience. I was going to use that board and was gonna order a new I/O shield. I emailed them and they wanted me to fill out a form with my credit card information and send it back to them via email so they could charge my card. Seriously?. Who is gonna be so dumb?. I said no and they said ok you can just fill out your name and address and then call us to place the order. I called and they said they don't accept credit cards over the phone and that I can fill out the form and then send a money order to the via snail mail. Yeah, no thanks!. Already told you my RMA story so you know the rest.....Gigabyte- never again.

So anyway I will be purchasing the case and Win 10 Pro 64 bit this week.

$396.49 to go to get this thing up and running, Which will be one stick of 16GB ram and the Samsung 960 EVO 500GB. Kind of seems like a bit much, but I want to start with 16GB and will upgrade to 32GB in the near future after it is built. Forgot the cooler so that's another $40.


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