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Asus b250 Pro with Samsung Sata Ssd or Nvme

As the title says, for my upcoming build, im debating between a Samsung Evo 850 500gb or a Samsung Evo 960 500gb.
I wont do gaming or overclocking. It is a desktop PC , also some programming tasks, but not heavy workflow. I was thinking of these components :

Intel i5 7500
Asus B250 Pro
Kingston 8gb Hyper 2400 Mhz ( Later add another 8 GB )
Samsung 850 Evo 500gb or 960 Nvme 500GB

I own a Phanteks Entho Pro and a Seasonic S12II 520 W

I live abroad and Samsung 850 or 960 cost the same for me , locally or purchasing from Amazon, because tax fees. My only concern would be a potential heat issue with 960 and Asus b250 Pro , also would it be possible to boot from Nvme ssd with this motherboard?.

Other suggestions are welcome, many thanks! :)
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  1. For intel build, wait for coffee lake release next week. RAM is kind of slow. 850 and 960 do not differ much, to me, regular ssd is fast enough, nvme speed improvement may not affect that much. Also NVME gets hotter. For this MB, NVME is supported :)

    1.(a) When both M.2_1 socket and PCIe x1_2 slot are not occupied, PCIe x16_2 runs at x4 mode.
    (b) When either M.2_1 socket, or PCIe x1_2 slot, or both are occupied, PCIe x16_2 only runs at x1 mode.
    2.(a) When an M.2 device in PCIE mode is installed, PCIE x16_2 slot only runs @ x1 mode and SATA6G_1 port is enabled.
    (b) When an M.2 device in SATA mode is installed, the M.2 device uses the SATA6G_1 bandwidth. SATA6G_1 port is disabled.
    3.Only M.2_2 socket can support Intel® Optane Memory. Intel® Optane Technology is only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.
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  2. Thanks Vapour, yes i´ll wait the next month, do you think would decrease Kabylake prices at that time?. Wich ram set 2 x 8gb or 1 16 gb stick should i look instead? Kingston always worked fine for me, im on a tight budget also.
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  3. For new build, wait until coffee lake release, price may drop a little. Or try Ryzen. If you are interested, I can put together something better within your budget :)
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  4. Let me know your recommendation. I dont own a GPU at this moment for Ryzen.
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  5. What is your total budget? If you don't game, it is easy to choose, a budget, light, still good performing gpu :)
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  6. Prices are different where i live, and sometimes a product that is cheaper abroad is far more expensive here, and other that is expensive abroad if has distribution in my country it cost the same as the cheaper alternative.

    Im able to buy Pc components locally and from Amazon and other sites, some of them actually.

    What i own now are:

    Phanteks Entho Pro M.
    Seasonic S12II 520W
    Deepcool Cpu cooler for amd and intel, TDP 130 W

    I have to buy a CPU, Ram, Motherboard, and Storage.

    I have a Amd build now. I decided against mechanical hard drives.
    Heat can be an issue since the PC will be on 10 hours a day or more in a place withouth AC in spring/summer.

    Dont have a problem with temps now or before, but its a consideration since the new build has to last a couple of years. I´ve been using this Amd build for 5 years now, time to let it go :)

    and budget for purchasing the other parts its U$S 600 more, tell me your opinion ;)
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  7. Best answer
    Ryzen 1600 for $200
    MSI B350M gaming pro for $70 , any good B350 MB will do, MSI, AsRock, ASUS are recommended.
    G.Skill Ripsaw 3200 MHz 2x8 GB RAM for $140
    Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD for $100
    WD or Seagate 1 TB HDD for $45
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  8. thank you, and gpu?
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  9. GTX 1030 for $70 or GTX 1050 for ~$120
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  10. I have these two options , Ryzen is a bit more expensive for me , with a dedicated Gpu. 960 Evo is less expensive also than 850 evo for me.

    I5 7600
    Asus B350 Pro
    Kingston Hyperx Fury Ddr4 2x 8Gb
    960 Evo 250 Gb
    Wd Hdd 1Tb

    Ryzen 5 1600
    Asus B350 Plus
    MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC Graphic Cards
    Kingston Hyperx Fury Ddr4 2x 8Gb
    960 Evo 250 Gb
    Wd Hdd 1Tb

    I dont know if heat will be a problem with this motherboard , 960 evo and gt 1030.
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  11. mtucci said:
    I have these two options , Ryzen is a bit more expensive for me , with a dedicated Gpu. 960 Evo is less expensive also than 850 evo for me.

    I5 7600
    Asus B350 Pro
    Kingston Hyperx Fury Ddr4 2x 8Gb
    960 Evo 250 Gb
    Wd Hdd 1Tb

    Ryzen 5 1600
    Asus B350 Plus
    MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC Graphic Cards
    Kingston Hyperx Fury Ddr4 2x 8Gb
    960 Evo 250 Gb
    Wd Hdd 1Tb

    I dont know if heat will be a problem with this motherboard , 960 evo and gt 1030.




    Both are good builds, but I will prefer the second one due to extra two cores. However, are you sure about Asus b350 pro in the Intel build? It only supports AMD cpus.
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  12. but Phanteks Entho case has very good airflow, its ventilated.
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  13. mtucci said:
    but Phanteks Entho case has very good airflow, its ventilated.


    heat should be fine :)
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  14. vapour said:
    mtucci said:
    I have these two options , Ryzen is a bit more expensive for me , with a dedicated Gpu. 960 Evo is less expensive also than 850 evo for me.

    I5 7600
    Asus B350 Pro
    Kingston Hyperx Fury Ddr4 2x 8Gb
    960 Evo 250 Gb
    Wd Hdd 1Tb

    Ryzen 5 1600
    Asus B350 Plus
    MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC Graphic Cards
    Kingston Hyperx Fury Ddr4 2x 8Gb
    960 Evo 250 Gb
    Wd Hdd 1Tb

    I dont know if heat will be a problem with this motherboard , 960 evo and gt 1030.




    Both are good builds, but I will prefer the second one due to extra two cores. However, are you sure about Asus b350 pro in the Intel build? It only supports AMD cpus.


    I meant B250 Pro :) . Some of these components , i have to buy them trough Amazon, and others in local shops, prices and availability are constantly changing. I think the second one will perform better as workstation, in case i have to do some tasks with a graphic oriented App. What do you think. Thank you for your reply.
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  15. mtucci said:
    vapour said:
    mtucci said:
    I have these two options , Ryzen is a bit more expensive for me , with a dedicated Gpu. 960 Evo is less expensive also than 850 evo for me.

    I5 7600
    Asus B350 Pro
    Kingston Hyperx Fury Ddr4 2x 8Gb
    960 Evo 250 Gb
    Wd Hdd 1Tb

    Ryzen 5 1600
    Asus B350 Plus
    MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC Graphic Cards
    Kingston Hyperx Fury Ddr4 2x 8Gb
    960 Evo 250 Gb
    Wd Hdd 1Tb

    I dont know if heat will be a problem with this motherboard , 960 evo and gt 1030.




    Both are good builds, but I will prefer the second one due to extra two cores. However, are you sure about Asus b350 pro in the Intel build? It only supports AMD cpus.


    I meant B250 Pro :) . Some of these components , i have to buy them trough Amazon, and others in local shops, prices and availability are constantly changing. I think the second one will perform better as workstation, in case i have to do some tasks with a graphic oriented App. What do you think. Thank you for your reply.


    Welcome :)
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  16. Thank you for your answers, it helped me!
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