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  1. Hey there. I was just wondering if you ever figured out the issue you were having? I am building a machine for a friend with the exact same motherboard and processor, though likely a different cooler (Scythe Fuma 2). Did you ever diagnose if the issue was the motherboard or processor, or something else? I was going to also suggest turning off anything in the Dragon Center, but you already tried that. Anyway, I hope you got the issue resolved, and if so, let me know what you did.
  2. Not sure if you saw this or if it affects your decisions now the line, but thought I'd share: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/sabrent-crushes-samsung-worlds-fastest-m2-ssd-rocket-4-plus
  3. I appreciate the additional technical info! For my current build, I think I'm going to use my 1tb 970 Evo Plus, and then at some point I'll get a Pci-e 4.0 drive maybe next year or so (maybe a 2tb one?), and I can always clone over to it. Interestingly, that Samsung link appears to redirect to their homepage now... maybe it was an accident?
  4. You're welcome! Based on the specs/details, is there any telling how it might stack up against e.g. the 970 Evo Plus? And, do you still think it's worth waiting to see what other next-gen offerings come out next year?
  5. Just googled Samsung 980 and noticed it was added to their website: https://www.samsung.com/sg/memory-storage/980-pro-nvme-m2-ssd/MZ-V8P1T0BW/ Any thoughts? Is there anything new on this page (specs-wise) that we didn't already know about? Guessing this means it's release is imminent.
  6. Love the input and support. Thank you so much.
  7. I'm just using the sabrent rocket gen4 as an example, especially since it sounds like a good drive. Sure, any of the others would be fine, such as the Corsair or the others you mention, and I know the 970 Evo Plus isn't special (I mean to add "plus" in my previous post), but that's what I was originally planning on getting (I've had good luck with Samsung I guess). I'm trying to decide if I should get a gen4 or gen3 m.2 drive. Since I read the 980 pro was around the corner, I wasn't sure if it was worth waiting, that's all. The Sabrent Rocket 2tb is close in price as the others
  8. Hard to say that I “absolutely need” those sequentials, I’m just trying to gauge whether or not to wait, since I don’t want to wait so long that I can’t return any components if they’re DOA for example. Perhaps I should be deciding between the gen 4 sabrent rocket and the Samsung 970 plus? Even then I’m less sure. I guess I’m tempted to take advantage of the pci-e 4 M2 slots that my x570 board has.
  9. Oh wow, thanks for all this info. It's a bit more than I know about I'll admit, but helpful nonetheless I'm basically debating what m.2 nvme drives to get for my x570 board. I was going to wait for the 980, but I don't know when it will release or the cost, or if I'll be able to fully utilize it. I guess the other option would be to get the gen 4 sabrent rocket, or something like the 970 evo plus. Honestly not sure what to do yet. Since I'm building right now, I need to decide rather soon-ish, or at the very least set everything up and install Windows on one of my
  10. Any particular recommendations? I just got all the parts for my new rig (getting the last few pieces over the next couple days) so I haven’t put anything together yet, but I can make use of pci-e 4 nvme drives (I do a fair amount of work in autodesk and adobe apps). I was about to buy some, but saw the 980 would be out soon — last I read, the end of August..? When you say ridiculously expensive, what would your guess be? I have the budget, but if it’s over $500 for 1tb for example, I’d probably pass. I was googling to see if there were any updates and saw this thread
  11. Just wanted to let you know this is really cool! Thanks for sharing. Nice build I'm currently going through a new build myself (first in ~10 years), and have been trying to decide between the Crosshair VIII Hero and the Gigabyte Aorus Master. Where I am, it's about ~$20 price difference. I'll be running a 3950x and 64gb of memory, with a Noctua NH-D15. If you have any suggestions between the Asus or Gigabyte board let me know. It's the last thing for me to decide on.
  12. When you say not as friendly, do you mean the BIOS, or the physical board itself (i.e. installing components), or something else? Edit: So that I don't overthink things, I've basically narrowed it down to getting an x570 board, either the Crosshair VIII Hero or the Aorus Master. I've read lots of threads praising one or the other... they seem awfully similar, with slightly different I/O. As you point out, either would be overkill for me. I/O aside, is there anything else I should consider (or you'd recommend) before choosing one or the other? They're within ~$20 of each other,
  13. Thanks for the input! That said, I'm glad I came across this G.Skill memory, as it's basically the same as the Corsair, but cheaper. Should I be at all concerned with B-Die, or chip brand such as Hynix? I see talk of this, but I'm not really sure how important this sort of thing is?
  14. I think from reading posts online, I spooked myself into thinking that I'd run into issues between certain memory kits and certain x570 motherboards. As mentioned earlier, a lot of the recent hardware is new to me (and this would be my first AMD build), so I guess I was trying to make sure I wasn't doing anything silly. Re: the motherboard and overclocking -- it's a legitimate question, and I guess I don't have a great answer? I've had good experience with Asus boards in the past (whatever that's worth), and something like the MSI x570 Tomahawk is kind of hard to find, for exampl
  15. Gotcha. Possibly a silly question, but I could also get this G.Skill memory, which is a lot cheaper but I think the timings are slightly worse..? Both are 3200. I don't personally care about aesthetics, I'd prefer whichever performs better. The price isn't a huge factor for me here -- I'm more concerned with compatibility (then again, $100 saved is still $100 saved ) Timing 16-18-18-38 FWIW, G.Skill lists the ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero on the QVL for this ram, whereas Corsair doesn't really have a QVL list for their memory. https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-64gb-288-pin-d