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Black Friday Shizzle
« on: November 21, 2018, 09:28:18 AM »
If you spot any computer related bargins during black Friday/Cyber Monday stuff post em here.


Crucial 1TB M2 SSD £131.58

Western Digital 1TB M2 SSD £129.79

Not done much reading on these or M2 SSD in general, but afaik M2 SSD are supposed to be even faster than SATA SSD connections, these seem to be a good price. Also no need to fanny about with cables etc, these simply plug into the MOBO direct.

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Re: Black Friday Shizzle
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 12:09:20 PM »
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Modern motherboards use SATA III which maxes out at a throughput of 600MB/s (or 300MB/s for SATA II, in which case, itís time to upgrade). Via that connection, most SSDs will provide Read/Write speeds in the neighborhood of 530/500 MB/s. For comparison, a 7200 RPM SATA drive manages around 100MB/s depending on age, condition, and level of fragmentation. NVMe drives, on the other hand, provide write speeds as high as 3500MB/s. Thatís 7x over SATA SSDs!

Source: https://www.velocitymicro.com/blog/nvme-vs-m-2-vs-sata-whats-the-difference/

TL/DR - M.2 SSD's are 7x Faster than SATA3 SSD's.

Definitely worth getting but at present high in cost.

The Samsung 970 EVO Pro I am looking at in a 2TB size to replace my HDD is £499, but there is a free copy of Assassins Creed with it  ;)
https://www.ebuyer.com/836853-samsung-970-evo-v-nand-m-2-2tb-ssd-ebuyer-mz-v7e2t0bw


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Re: Black Friday Shizzle
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2018, 10:05:53 AM »
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/black-friday-2018-and-cyber-monday-2018-pc-gaming-deals/#section-graphics-cards

Some good stuff here, very tempted by this offer the BF:V being thrown in helps. Also this

Apparently

1080<2070<1080ti

So although on paper the 1080 appears to have higher clock speeds, the superior memory of the 2070 puts it just ahead. They are very similar.

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Re: Black Friday Shizzle
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 10:27:28 AM »
Huh the EVGA one i linked has gone up in price now. Oh well.

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Re: Black Friday Shizzle
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 10:17:06 AM »
Amazon Price matching ebuyer by looks of it same SSD that Frichael mentions above. 2TB SSD - £209.98

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-MX500-CT500MX500SSD1-Internal-NAND/dp/B078C515QL?tag=georiot-trd-21&ascsubtag=pcg-1830832290514275092-21

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Re: Black Friday Shizzle
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 12:15:47 PM »
MSI Sea Hawk RTX 2080 £150 off, now £789.99.

AIO Water cooled version. Plus BF:V and a $20 steam voucher.

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Re: Black Friday Shizzle
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2018, 01:09:30 PM »
Nice card but doubt I would have fitting space for the 120mm fan.

Bought some more RAM sticks so up to 32Gb now, bought the 1TB Samsung EVO pro SSD (not NvMe) :(, and some air dusters.

Will wait for GPU upgrade as not sure if I will secure my bonus by end of this week.


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