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Photo and Video Editing.

Everything went together flawlessly. The video card should arrive tomorrow and I'll get final pictures and update the Benchmarks scores. Will need to zip tie some wires and then it will be done....for now! Ha!

Booted up no problems. Followed the guide put together by RamCity to load Windows 8.1 to an M.2 SSD. Windows loaded onto the M.2 SSD in less than 5 minutes. No issues, just followed RamCity's guide step by step.

Time from pushing the power on button until windows log-on screen is less than 5 seconds. I am not currently over clocking and everything is set to the defaults.

You can see from the screen shots how much faster the M.2 SSD is compared to a standard HDD.

I ended up using the Samsung Evo 850 in the pictures in a different computer.

This is the first computer I've built since the mid 90's. It's much easier with today's technology. Anyone who it thinking about building their own can with some research and patience.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice you got a m.2 drive, how fast is the boot times?

LOL a cat. Clean freaks worst nightmare, cat smell and hair in his brand new computer case lol.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

With the system completely off, from the time I push the power button, until the Windows log-on screen is less than 5 seconds!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW! sweet. I am planning on getting an m.2 drive, and was curious at how well they performed. :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are going with the M.2 drive make sure your motherboard has a socket with x4 lanes otherwise you wont really see the speed gains it is capable of.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

True, i have a Z97-A that only has a m.2 slot with 2 pcie lanes.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that would bottle neck this drive. You could get a much bigger SSD SATA drive for a lot less money. The xp941 would run comparable in a 2 lane slot.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

If my cat did that I would rage a fiery hell storm upon her.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

why everyone taking pics of their cats?

  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

He jumped in it the second I took off the case side cover!

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Cuz internets. +1 for cat

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Cat's are cute i guess. :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i wouldn't buy seagate barracuda 3tb according to the last news about their high failure rate.

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