I just bought this lovely AN515-53 for a steal (about $600 at a big box retailer, brand new.)
I'm thrilled to find easily upgrading options, like the 2.5 bay and the RAM slots.
My problem is this: I've been out of the computer arena so long...I'm confused as heck.
I know my max RAM is going to be DDR4, clocked at 2400 and 32gb. But wait. Dual channel right? So can I overkill this sucker with two 32gb in dual channel? Or does it mean I can't exceed two 16gb dual channel? What is the absolute working maximum?
As for the 2.5 bay...Oh man. Options.
I could go hdd, ssd (didn't have those back in my day.) But that's not all, is it? We have hybrids now too, with huge cache sizes. And...apparently this beast is Optane ready, which opens up a whole second option.
Do I care about load times? Yeah, a little. I want to enjoy this thing, right?
I REALLY care about capacity. 1tb minimum.
But how do I execute that? I could try to buy another PCIe SSD upgrade. Or fill my 2.5 bay. Or both.
I have no idea how to proceed.
Money is a bit of a factor. I don't want to be wasteful. I'll happily throw 150$ at Ram. Probably comfortable doing the same for storage options.
Can you guys answer the RAM question?
What is a good storage upgrade combo?