MSI Bundling Intel Optane With Some 200 Series 'OPT BOOST' Motherboards

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JakeWearingKhakis

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GLOCK24 That's what I was thinking. The whole 16 and 32GB Optane thing baffles me as well. Intel said there was no visible performance boost if you already have an SSD so........I don't even know. That's hardly enough space for anything meaningful.
 
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It all falls down to the price of these boards. If the price is less than an cheapo 128 GB SSD and mobo combined, this could be a potent combo for budget builders. I'd throw a 1TB drive, a Pentium G4560, 8GBs of RAM and a 1050 Ti in there and call it a day, but I don't like the mATX form factor with less than 2 x16 slots.
Now if only there was an M-ITX version of this bundle...
 

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I built my PC in 2012 with a $340 240GB SSD and a $270 2TB HDD. I'm thinking I'll build my next PC in 2018 with a $1,000 256GB Optaine drive, a 2TB SSD and a 8TB HDD. My operating system and most used application software will go on the Optaine drive. My other less used software will go on the SSD. Videos, music, pictures and other files will go on the HDD.

It would help if Steam facilitated this design by allowing a user to easily move their games back and forth between storage drives. My Steam folder is over 700GB.
 

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Are there any enthusiast boards with more than 6 SATA ports? I have a midtower case that I am going to use for my updated system build later this summer and need to have 7-10 ports so as to not have to use PCI-E slot for that instead of my 3 gpu folding setup that will come by fall.
 
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