What's the difference?

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  1. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I want to buy a new PC before September and it must run everything. I had one custom made before when SLI was new but am not interested in SLI with these as it would seem beyond overkill and looking for something custom is too much planing involved: http://www.canadacomputers.com/compare_products.php?cPath=7_1203&item_id=108650,087815

    Smart phones/tablets/laptops have there place but not say in a multiplayer VR party and who knows what cross platforms will be out by then.

    The towers look different and what is this:

    256GB M.2 NVME SSD, 2TB HDD vs 250GB SSD, 2TB HDD

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    One of them has no chipset listed and the other has "Intel Z270 Express".
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    A quick check shows the Z270 series are particularly good for "gaming". i.e. great graphics and capacity to process large amounts of information.
    Thus if you into virtual gaming or related research, it would be a great choice.

    They did just come out with a 370 Z. What it can do I dont know, but that usually means a discount in the previous version!

    But if I had the money I'd get a machine that would be ready for "virtual reality" programs. This is coming very soon now at reasonable prices. I don't play much virtual games anymore, but with recent advances in the virtual world, it might be the type of puter to look for.
     
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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    p.s. Re: NVME;
    You may also want to check this:
    https://www.asus.com/us/News/pArY6XJQhSD4aTaH

    SSD = solid state drive (I guess its the RAM drive)
    HDD = standard hard drive (storage drive)

    But I am no expert. Perhaps a real tech will be able to recommend a machine which would be perfect for your use.
     
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  7. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, those off the shelf models may get a bit outdated in time. I don't even know if their mainboards are SLI capable. I just know that if you buy, say, a Monster Truck, you needn't worry about getting a parking spot at your local Walmart.

    I've received computers before that didn't have the graphics capability to run Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and I was like: ooooooookay

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  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I have always used Nvidea boards, they never failed me. It may be worth checking this out.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-sli-faq,4079.html#p1
     
  9. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    SLI was available with Voodoo cards? That seems prehistoric.

    And I totally forgot Alienware PC's were still out there. Crap like: Intel® Core™ i9 7980XE (18-core, 24.75MB Cache, up to 4.4GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0)

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    Well, I did give myself till September to find something fitting...
     

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