Question Evo 860 or Evo 970 for gaming?

gameoverman2016

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Hi guys, I currently have a Samsung Evo 840 250GB ssd, that is my Boot drive. However I cant really hold more than 1 or 2 bigger games on it before its pretty much full.

I have to put games on my Firecuda, and speed on map load is a clear difference like in Ark and Rainbow Siege

I dont do much file transferring, 95% gaming 5% move watching/web surfing

I am rocking a I7 9700k with a Z390UD mobo and a GTX 1080ti and 16gb ram.

The 860 is $85 and looking nice, but the 970 has alot of hype and is $100.

My goal for the drive is my OS and like 4 bigger pc games. I can still use my sata drive for single player games where load time isnt an issue.


Here are the 2 I am looking at

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0781Z7Y3S 860
and

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-500GB-MZ-V7E500BW/dp/B07BN4NJ2J 970

I am also a little concerned that the nvme wont fit under the h100i gtx aio cooler since it seems to be slightly over the m2 slot on my mobo.


Of these 2 drives, which do you think is best for my needs? Also Not looking into those cheaper silicon power off brands, they have a high failure rate and samsung, pricey, has never failed me. so I like to stick to what has worked.
 
Apr 6, 2020
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Hello gameoverman2016,

From those two drives, you should obviously buy the Samsung 970 EVO 500GB. First of all, it's got more space than your current drive, it's an M.2 so it is faster, and you can also remove the cooler, install the M.2 and the reinstall the H100i.
 

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