- Apr 5, 2016
- GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7
- GTX TITAN X
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
I think if you're buying based on budget, then you don't need NVMe. You'll be happy with the 850 SATA III's. But if you're going for SATA III, then why not get the 2.5" drives and save the M.2 slots for future upgrades? The 2.5" drives could then be transferred to other computers later.Thanks for helping me clear this up and hooking me up with all of this other information. I'm probably going to go for the UD5 at this point because I don't really see myself using thunderbolt any time soon, and I want the extra M.2 slot.
I'm honestly not too worried about this, I'm just trying to build something that can power a 4k display, dual boot, run games with good fps and decent graphics, and do some programming / photo editing on. It also seems pretty likely that they are pretty similar boards.
I was also wondering, you mentioned NVMe, do you think I would see a noticeable performance increase with that? They cost about 90% more than the SATA III ones I'm looking at for the same space:
SAMSUNG 850 EVO M.2 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal SSD Single Unit Version MZ-N5E250BW, one for windows and one for osx.
I was also going to get this graphics card, based on some speculation that they go well with this motherboard in terms of compatibility, and that its on sale:
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 02G-P4-2966-KR 2GB SSC GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling Graphics Card
And one of these processors: Intel Core i5-6500 (no overclocking saves about 50 bucks, or 1/5th the cost of the i5-6500k).
So would you think NVMe would be a reasonable upgrade with that setup?
Any of the GTX 900 series cards (including Titan X) will work well. They're the best you can get until Nvidia updates the Mac drivers for the 1000 series cards. With a graphics card, you can ignore the internal graphics features of the motherboard (and their problems).