Question Finally Decided on a Build. Do you see any issues?

Phaaze88

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No glaring issues spotted.
Personal preference: have the OS on a 250-500GB SSD by itself. If circumstances force you to reinstall Windows, it's going to be a pain in the butt to copy/backup everything important on that one drive if you don't already have backups.
Now, some apps do force themselves on the C drive, so there's no helping those.
 
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No glaring issues spotted.
Personal preference: have the OS on a 250-500GB SSD by itself. If circumstances force you to reinstall Windows, it's going to be a pain in the butt to copy/backup everything important on that one drive if you don't already have backups.
Now, some apps do force themselves on the C drive, so there's no helping those.
Thanks for the comment! So other than having it be a pain in the butt to transfer/backup all my files on that drive if I have to reinstall windows, are there any other cons to having everything in one drive as opposed to two separate?
 

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Both M.2 slots on that motherboard are capable of PCIe 4.0 speed. Why not go with Samsung 980 Pro to take advantage of that? Amazon has the 1TB version for $179 right now which is $50 bucks cheaper than I paid a month ago. If the extra cost is an issue buy one now and then a second one later. Other than that it looks good.
 
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Both M.2 slots on that motherboard are capable of PCIe 4.0 speed. Why not go with Samsung 980 Pro to take advantage of that? Amazon has the 1TB version for $179 right now which is $50 bucks cheaper than I paid a month ago. If the extra cost is an issue buy one now and then a second one later. Other than that it looks good.
hmmm.. I thought the 980 pro would be better but not sure if it would be a huge noticeable difference. I'm a bit of a noob here so can you explain to me the difference between the two? When people say one is faster than the other, what type of activities would i see this difference in?
Thanks!
 

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PCIe 4.0 is roughly 2x faster than 3.0. While I have noticed that my games load super fast I have seen others comment that 4.0 doesn't make a real world difference in games. I did notice a decrease in the boot time after a PC restart. With the way PC technology keeps evolving I would think the 4.0 will be utilized more and more. You built a top notch rig, my opinion is to use the best M.2 technology your system supports.

You can always bump the PSU down to 850W to save a few bucks and put the extra into the 980 Pro. 850W is enough for your setup.
 

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