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Everything posted by GamerBlake

  1. I don’t think you can increase the VRAM. Or are you talking about using system RAM for VRAM?
  2. Very nice! Another cheap way to do simple things like photos and videos is a USB drive. Or as a backup. Photos are valuable as once they’re lost they are lost forever so a backup never hurts. Fortunately these days USB drives are pretty cheap! You can get a good quality 512GB USB drive for about $50.
  3. Just curious what will you be using the drive for? If a reliable drive is really important to you they have options for that like the Western Digital Gold which is designed for endurance and reliability and commonly used in enterprise industry. However I’m guessing you didn’t mean that when you said “most reliable” in which case a WD Blue or a Seagate Barracuda will do just fine. If it’s for gaming you might want to look at a WD Black.
  4. So I might as well put it on either drive because it doesn’t matter? I also have a Firecuda Hybrid SSHD drive that I use for non demanding games like Starcraft and Diablo and Hearthstone.
  5. Hey guys (and gals), I just picked up a 2TB Samsung 860 EVO that I found for an amazing price ($199.99) and I have been wondering if there are any noticeable differences between having a game on an NVMe SSD like the 970 EVO Plus (which I use as my boot drive) vs. having a game on a SATA SSD like the 860 EVO? Will games load significantly faster? I know Read Dead Redemption has one of the longest load times I’ve seen in a while so would I benefit putting it and other long load time games on the NVMe? I never understood how an SSD can have 3500 MB/s read 3200
  6. I understand they’re assuming a certain level of tech knowledge, but I mean I’m pretty tech oriented (enough to build my own PC at least ) but I still didn’t know this so I can only imagine a really technically illiterate person being told they should speed up their computer for cheap by replacing their HDD with an SSD only to go purchase and install it and be stuck. Like maybe they could put (recommended for most users) next to GPT or something? I imagine someone who needs MBR would know they weren’t going to use GPT anyway.
  7. That really depends on if you’re willing to wait or if you want to start gaming really soon.
  8. Ahhh I didn’t know all that. So what’s the point of Windows even asking this question? Why not just format all drives as GPT and then require people who need MBR to do it a different way so people don’t get confused and pick MBR if they don’t know better and have noone to ask.
  9. Ohh ok thanks! I just clicked GPT so hopefully everything goes smooth.
  10. Are you 100% sure? Because it does note that “The GPT partition style is not recognized by all previous versions of Windows.” So it sounds like Windows is recommending not to use that one. But if you’re 100% sure I will.
  11. Hey guys I just got a 2TB 860 EVO SSD and I just installed it but when I went to format it I got this message. Which one should I pick? Thanks!
  12. I did the math wrong the first time. After the rebate and cashback the 860 EVO would cost me $187.49
  13. Ah well for $10 more the 860 EVO is definitely an upgrade over the WD Blue SSD. In fact it’s even better than the WD Black SSD. I don’t think $10 is worth downgrading all the way from 860 EVO to WD Blue.
  14. I think you misunderstood. I already have a WD Blue and I’m upgrading it to an 860 EVO not looking to buy a WD Blue.
  15. Oh wow, sounds like you got really unlucky. I’ve had an 840 Pro and currently have a 970 Evo Plus, 860 EVO and an 860 QVO (like you mentioned) and none of them have caused me any problems whatsoever. Im surprised you’re having issues with the QVO though. I put some of my less intensive games on that (not games like Red Dead Redemption 2) and I seem to get load times similar to my 860 EVO. In fact when I installed RE:2 remake and RE:3 remake on both drives I couldn’t tell the difference. I read that it’s only slower when moving large files (like 4K video) aro
  16. Well I mean yeah accidents happen but from what I’ve read Samsung is more of a “premium” brand no? They charge more but tend to put more quality into their products in exchange for the higher prices.
  17. I’m using a Samsung 1TB 970 Evo Plus NVMe, a 1TB 860 EVO and a 1TB 860 QVO and so far they’re all working in sync and flawlessly. I was planning on replacing my 1TB WD Blue HDD with a 2TB 860 EVO since my WD Blue is in no shape to run modern games without shortening my lifespan significantly.
  18. Alright thanks! I just wasn’t sure if maybe there was some weird reason it was being offered or if there are better prices elsewhere.
  19. Isn’t Samsung better than most other brands though in terms of warranty and quality? I’ve never gotten a broken or damaged part from them.
  20. Hey guys I’m upgrading my storage and I see that Amazon has a 25% off deal on the Samsung 860 EVO for Prime Store Card holders and I’m wondering if it’s worth it? With the discount it would be $199 for a 2TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD. Thanks
  21. I currently have an EVGA 2080 Ti XC2 Ultra (still working perfectly) but recently I need some quick cash and I’m wondering what is a fair price to ask someone? I know EBay does it but the prices are all different there. Thanks
  22. Ah I haven’t gotten to that part yet. I was playing about 30 minutes, scavenged some plastic & weed, built a water purifier, shark ate part of my raft...then I crashed and lost my boat so I swam to an island and died of starvation.
  23. I just got the game and it seems pretty fun but I’ve been getting lonely by myself and don’t have any real life friends who have the game so I’m wondering if anyone else wants to make a raft with me as a co-op gameplay experience? Thanks!