Question 860 evo or 970 evo Μ.2?

manolaren

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Hi.
I have an 850 Evo 250GB and it's time to install someone bigger in capacity. I am between the 860 Evo 1TB and the 970 Evo M.2. 1ΤΒ. The pc is i5-6600k, GTX680, Asus Z170-A, 16GB DDR4 and I use it mainly to play any MMO and RPG.
Therefore I would like to ask for two things.
  1. Is it worth the higher money (~ 30 euros in my Country) than the 970 costs and if so for what use of the computer? Are the huge write and read values real or they are only valid in special cases? Will I see an improvement in gaming?
  2. Can I have the already existing 850 Evo with the 860 Evo or the 970 Evo at the same time on the specific motherboard and if so will I lose something in bandwidth?
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manolaren

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I m close to pick 970 evo nvme m.2 but i see many complaints about high temps. Is there indeed an issue with temps and is it something i should seriously consider before buying it?
*I have a Phanteks full tower case with a 200mm fan in front and a 140mm in the back and i have no issues with high temps in general, except the GTX680 which has high temps on its own (~80 on games), whether i have a good air flow or not.
 

Solidjake

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I have a 960 and a 970 EVO with no issues. On my Z270 board it was out in the open with two front intake fans. On my Z490 board they're under m.2 heatsinks and three intake fans.
 
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manolaren

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I also noticed that using the M.2 socket on my Asus Z170-A will disable the SATA Express port. Am I going to miss something important? What exactly can be used on a SATA Express port?
 

manolaren

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I have a 960 and a 970 EVO with no issues. On my Z270 board it was out in the open with two front intake fans. On my Z490 board they're under m.2 heatsinks and three intake fans.
If your Z270 is Asus, then I can see that just like in my Z170-A the m.2 slot is under the first PCI-e slot, meaning that GPU fans will push the exhaust air on the 970 evo m.2 SSD. Is this happening to you and does this causing an increase in temps?
 

Solidjake

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If your Z270 is Asus, then I can see that just like in my Z170-A the m.2 slot is under the first PCI-e slot, meaning that GPU fans will push the exhaust air on the 970 evo m.2 SSD. Is this happening to you and does this causing an increase in temps?
The 270 board I had was a Gigabyte D3? The M.2 slot was above the GPU/below the CPU. I didn't notice any performance degradation.
 
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