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    My personal experience with m.2 NVMe SSD's

    I don't think we have many activities that even saturate SATA 3. File transfer, and between SSD to another SSD, is the only one I can think of.
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    My personal experience with m.2 NVMe SSD's

    The practical tests don't show much of an improvement. Boot time is a second or two max faster which is, really, nothing. File transfer is a tricky test because you'd need to move files from a nVMe to another nVMe to see the real speed but quite frankly how many would have two nVMe and how often...
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    My personal experience with m.2 NVMe SSD's

    Well, we are on a tech site. Bechmarking and showing off is a part of the charm of being here. I am sure you know that. Having said that though, some are a little too devoted to just benchmarking. Not pointing fingers at'em though. I mean, it's each to their own. I like being practical. That's all.
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    My personal experience with m.2 NVMe SSD's

    Honestly, I don't know. But I had been looking at a lot of motherboards for a NAS build. I do recall holding off M.2 as boot drive for it because it was taking away 2 ports for M.2. That was a while ago and it was 1xx chipset era. I needed 6 SATA ports (including the boot drive). M.2 taking away...
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    My personal experience with m.2 NVMe SSD's

    If I recall correctly, Intel 1xx chipset used to take 2 SATA ports per M.2. 2xx chipset seems to take only one port per M.2. So, it's an improvement. But I honestly cannot tell any difference between nVMe and sAtA M.2. Benchmark shows. Reality doesn't.
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    Question for the crunchers - Monthly Cost

    Ryzen is fine. Just don't OC it.
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    Cherry Trail

    Uh..., magic? I mean you are a wizard? :D
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    AMD Ryzen Discussion Thread.

    Read reviews. Don't watch those. When reading you can tell easier whether a reviewer is full of crap or not. It's harder to tell in videos. Read a fair amount of reviews, and make an informed decision.
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    AMD Ryzen Discussion Thread.

    A perv's advice: Avoid those Youtube videos. Think for yourself. Don't let others think for you.
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    Question for the crunchers - Monthly Cost

    2630Lv4, 10c/20t, 55wTDP, 1.8ghz https://ark.intel.com/products/92978/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2630L-v4-25M-Cache-1_80-GHz You can find ES version for dirt cheap. 2630Lv3 is a lot cheaper (on E*ay). https://ark.intel.com/products/83357/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2630L-v3-20M-Cache-1_80-GHz
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    Question for the crunchers - Monthly Cost

    The only exception is X99. X99 will accept most Xeons. X99 mobo is pretty cheap nowadays. 1xx, 2xx won't accept any xeons. ECC RAM is largely depended on CPU rather than board. If a CPU can take ECC, X99 mobo will take ECC.
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    WD Purple or Blue?

    Darn, they should get rid of Deskstar. It keeps reminding of the Deathstar HDD.
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    Question for the crunchers - Monthly Cost

    Should have kicked the landlord in Sparta style. :p
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    Question for the crunchers - Monthly Cost

    Low power computing is a funny business. @The Data Master , while the T version CPUs are certainly a choice. I've looked at Xeon ES ships, mainly 2630L version. V3 has 8c/16t. V4 has 10c/20t at 1.6ghz and 1.7ghz respectively. Their TDP is 70w and 55w also respectively. Those chips are also a...
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    Bioware Is Working On a New Dragon Age Game

    Ultima ... I long that game... Not even HD remakes... God damn it, EA...
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