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NVMe combos?


I have seen people dance around my specific situation but never quite addressing my particular questions.
I am in the final building phase of a new rig (my first Intel build ever as an AMD enthusiast) and have acquired parts I feel should provide me with optimum performance within my budget.
In the enclosed picture is my particular board and arrangement.
I have installed two Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 drives which will act as my primary storage and OS drive (no RAID).  I have also equipped the "Optane supported" M.2 slot with a 32GB variant of the Intel family.
1x Intel Optane Memory M.2 2280 32GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x 2 (MEMPEK1W032GAXT)
Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E500BW)
(edit: I have 64GB of DDR4-3200 RAM so I am not looking to make up for any deficiencies there)

My question is simply this.... will I see a performance increase, decrease or have no impact at all with the Optane module combined with the other NVMe drives installed?

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Optane will not improve the performance of SSDs. Also, why now to switch from AMD to Intel, when AMD is coming out on top again?

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B


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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)


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to answer the "switch" question, it was merely a matter of cost.  Thread Ripper was simply out of reach financially....  I have been with AMD since the early 90s, trust me it was not an easy decision.

As for the drives...can you point me to anyone who has done a test on configurations like this?  I think "boost" might not be the correct word as much as "resource pool" for frequently accessed files.  I was wondering if there was some Intel voodoo that might be in play.  ;)

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