- 3 months ago
I'm in the process of getting parts together to build a PC (my first time!) and I'm trying to decide on a SSD.
I've seen a lot of people recommending builds that have the Sabrent Rocket M.2 SSD (1TB) but a few people have recommended the HP EX920 M.2 SSD (1TB) to me because it's cheaper and also has a 1GB cache whereas the Sabrent SSD apparently has no cache, however people have also said the Sabrent is still better overall despite that, so I don't really know what to think. Someone else has also stated that the Sabrent can run a bit hot.
I'm hoping to get some additional input as I'm having a difficult time deciding (I'm indecisive to begin with). If you recommend a completely different SSD, let me know. This would be in addition to a regular HDD. One related question when it comes to SSDs: do they need to have enclosures/heat sinks to cover them, or can they just be attached to the motherboard as-is? What's the best option? Also, are they supposed to come with a screw to properly secure it to the motherboard or does the motherboard come with that?
Thanks for any help! Let me know if you need additional information from me.
This is the build as it currently stands (if anything else stands out to you, please chime in, but my emphasis is on the SSD because it's the part that I'm the most unsure of)