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Robbie Garrett

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Robbie Garrett

Hey All,

I am looking to upgrade my PC, specs below.  However, It's only 3 years old - so I don't feel the need to upgrade anything other than the SSDs (2012 - which are some 8 years old now)

Has anyone got any experience running these on a PCIE 3.0?   The 970 Pro's are £70 more expensive each and I need 2 x 1TB (One for OS and Adobe Suite & the other for P3D/FS2020)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-7-000-Internes-Solid-MZ-V8P1T0BW/dp/B08GS7748F

Obviously when there's a Mobo/Processor out on Intel that does PCIE4 - It'll be a quick upgrade. 

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Peter Hastings

Hi Robbie

While not answering your question directly, I can recommend a Sabrent alternative (which is also quite a bit cheaper):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabrent-Internal-Maximum-Performance-SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB/dp/B07TLYWMYW/ref=psdc_430505031_t3_B08GS7748F

I built a new PC over the summer which included one of these and I'm very happy with it.  It's split between an OS partition and a P3D partition - I've got various other 'legacy' SSD drives for Adobe scratch discs and project files.

I read lots of good reviews for the Sabrent that tipped me towards it (all my SSDs are Samsung) - my only caveat is that it's in an AMD X570 system, so I'm already using PCIE4.

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Robbie Garrett
On 1/3/2021 at 8:48 PM, Peter Hastings said:

Hi Robbie

While not answering your question directly, I can recommend a Sabrent alternative (which is also quite a bit cheaper):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabrent-Internal-Maximum-Performance-SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB/dp/B07TLYWMYW/ref=psdc_430505031_t3_B08GS7748F

I built a new PC over the summer which included one of these and I'm very happy with it.  It's split between an OS partition and a P3D partition - I've got various other 'legacy' SSD drives for Adobe scratch discs and project files.

I read lots of good reviews for the Sabrent that tipped me towards it (all my SSDs are Samsung) - my only caveat is that it's in an AMD X570 system, so I'm already using PCIE4.

Thanks for the suggestion.

I would be intrigued if my motherboard will take the PCIE4. NVMEs.  

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Robbie Garrett

What do people cool there NVMEs with? One of the slots comes with a heatsink, the other does not. But a fan holder - minus the fan.

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Koen Meier
1 minute ago, Robbie Garrett said:

What do people cool there NVMEs with? One of the slots comes with a heatsink, the other does not. But a fan holder - minus the fan.

it depends. some motherboards come with an heath speader included as part of the shielding of the components. only the corsair comes with an heathsink attached i believe. the amount of heath generated is not that massive unless you are editing 4k footage perhaps. i would say look for an otherboard with an heath speader or just leave it off.

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Robbie Garrett
On 1/30/2021 at 4:14 PM, Koen Meier said:

it depends. some motherboards come with an heath speader included as part of the shielding of the components. only the corsair comes with an heathsink attached i believe. the amount of heath generated is not that massive unless you are editing 4k footage perhaps. i would say look for an otherboard with an heath speader or just leave it off.

Yes that's what I am worried about.  I edit 4K videos in Premiere Pro for my YouTube channel of my real world flying.  I think that's what's knackering my current SSDs. Although they are now approaching 9 years old, that might have a factor or bearing.

I just want to ensure I am covered on all bases.  Slot 1 for the NVME (I'll put the OS here) has a heatsink with it.   Slot 2 where I'll place P3D/FS2020 (if it ever gets PMDG/FSL) only has a M.2.  fan holder (which is not fitted at this moment).

I also have the issue that my apartment has no air conditioning and gets to the low 30*Cs in the Summer.  I will be investing in AirCon this year as last 2 years London has been roasting. (I bet it snows this Summer....)  but either way, cooling in my place is a huge issue and I tend not to sim in the summer or render (But I want and need to)

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Peter Hastings

Hi Robbie

I know that it's not like for like, but here's an observation from me.

As I said before, I got a Sabrent NVME and it's in an MSI X570 Tomahawk board.  You can get these sticks with heatsinks, I think, but mine didn't have one.  The motherboard did include them though - so the memory has a heat sink attached via a thermal pad.  There isn't a direct fan, but I have the same case as in your signature - a standard Corsair 750D.

I've just done a basic flight in the FSLabs A320X and these are the max temps my system showed.  It's got a reasonable CPU (AMD 3900X) but an oldish GPU (GTX 1060 6GB). The Sabrent NVME stick has the OS (W10) and P3D on it in separate partitions.

CPU 64c GPU 65c SSD/HDD 18-20c NVME 33c.  I'd guess that the ambient temperature was around 18/19c - there was nothing on the other 3 SSDs or the HDD that would have been in use.  I built the PC in September and haven't seen any crazy CPU/GPU temps so far.  I haven't seen anything to worry me about the NVME temps.

I have done some Premiere Pro video work in the past, but not since this new build - I I get any further info, I'll let you know.

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