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Hey guys I’m building a oc for a friend he likes to play warzone and stream he really only has warzone and Cold War and like fortnite on his current pc is the 1tb 980 pro m.2 enough or should he go for the 970 eco plus 2tb
 
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Hi,
Better is to install games on their own ssd
Os on a different small one.
 
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Of those two I would get the 970 evo plus 2tb.
 

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Hi,
Better is to install games on their own ssd
Os on a different small one.
Why? They have enough speed to do both and have no issues.

@OP go for the 2TB.
 
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Hi,
Easier to back up.
 

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Easier to back up.
Who is honestly going to back up a drive with just games on it? OP already said their friend only wants one drive so there won't be a backup drive anyway.
 
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Who is honestly going to back up a drive with just games on it? OP already said their friend only wants one drive so there won't be a backup drive anyway.
HI,
Yep and pretty stupid
Also the way win-10 is clean installing seems the only way to fix things or refresh install which is almost the same
Installing games takes for ever and you loose all advancements data if you don't install on a different ssd then you can clean install 10 till your eye's bleed lol all you have to do is point the game installer to the second ssd.
 
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No it isn't. Even I think that "I just keep this and that game" but hell no, I have only 3.5TB of storage and that ain't shit these days.
 
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The main advantage of a separate game drive is that if you ever need to reinstall your OS (which happens, although far more rarely these days than a decade ago) you won't need to re-download hundreds of gigabytes of game data (at least on platforms that support it, like Steam).

That being said, unless your friend absolutely needs the best performance possible (Hint: they don't. Seriously. They don't. They won't even be able to tell the difference. Not whatsoever.), the 980 is complete and utter overkill. Get an XPG SX8200 Pro and spend the $100 difference on something they'll actually be able to tell the difference with. Or, of course, get the 2TB version for the same price as the 980. AFAIK the SX8200 should be a bit faster than the 970 Evo in real-world use.
 
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all he does is stream cod all his stuff is linked to his acc

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The main advantage of a separate game drive is that if you ever need to reinstall your OS (which happens, although far more rarely these days than a decade ago) you won't need to re-download hundreds of gigabytes of game data (at least on platforms that support it, like Steam).

That being said, unless your friend absolutely needs the best performance possible (Hint: they don't. Seriously. They don't. They won't even be able to tell the difference. Not whatsoever.), the 980 is complete and utter overkill. Get an XPG SX8200 Pro and spend the $100 difference on something they'll actually be able to tell the difference with. Or, of course, get the 2TB version for the same price as the 980. AFAIK the SX8200 should be a bit faster than the 970 Evo in real-world use.

but isn't it much slower
 
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but isn't it much slower
On paper and in peak bandwidth benchmarks. The speed difference will not be noticeable at all in real-world workloads. The difference in application load times or game level load times will be so small that you'd never, ever be able to tell the difference. Even going from a SATA to NVMe SSD is barely noticeable, going from fast NVMe to very fast NVMe is imperceptible in the vast majority of uses.
 
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Of those two I would get the 970 evo plus 2tb.
I'll second this. I might recommend a few other SSD's that offer similar or better performance for a better price;
Though to be fair if he's going to be streaming and saving the streams it might wise to invest in a 4TB SSD. It is important to avoid QLC based drives.

While I know you didn't ask, it might also be useful to offer the thought of a standard hard drive. The perception of them being slow is a bit of a myth as modern drives are very fast.
 
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