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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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Modern motherboards use SATA III which maxes out at a throughput of 600MB/s (or 300MB/s for SATA II, in which case, it’s 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. That’s 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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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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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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