I've had very good experiences with Kingston stuff, so stuck with their top shelf NVMe SSD and RAM.I've been sticking with mostly Corsair parts, and now an MSI motherboard, I like what these two companies offer. My PC is the Corsair Bulldog barebones kit, with many of the parts swapped out or upgraded over the years.
Did a complete, from scratch, cache rebuild for both CS6 and CC. These used to take 24-36 hours (without 100% previews ... ). They each took about 2 hours on the new box. That's reading the data from the 4 TB Seagate Ironwolf HDD with its 512 MB cache, and writing the cache files and database to the NVMe partition. About 10 to 15 times faster.
Photoshop CS6 and CC load about 10x faster, about 2-2.5s.
Even when running these cache rebuilds, no CPU core got over about ~30% loaded.
Bridge and Photoshop load almost instantly. A 100% preview of a 20 MPx .ORF file takes about 2.5 seconds vs. about 14 seconds.
Cold boot to logged in and fully functional (can open Outlook 2003 and Windows Explorer) has gone from about 4m to around 25s. Resume from HIBERNATE is not quite instantaneous vs. about 2-3 minutes 32 GB RAM vs 16 GB RAM).
PIE Studio and FastStone Viewer load and display almost immediately, even when they have to build a cache of the images in the folder. In FSV, it can take 30s to cache a folder with ~1600 20 MPx RAW+ JPEG files in it.
Everything else just happens almost instantaneously. So fast, that my reaction times are not fast enough to get accurate timings.
The system is running at about 31°C, so hardly overheating ...
Re-partitioned the 4 TB Seagate to absorb the partitions off the very old 500 GB Seagate (25 May 2010 vintage) happened yesterday, with data transfer and check. This HDD has now gone back into the old PC, along with the 256 GB Kingston SSD boot drive.
There are still a few niggles to be sorted out. Some, like the CS6 Adobe Acrobat X trial copy problem, have been fixed. I still had the patch file for that.
I can highly recommend AOMEI Partition and disk management software, their Backupper software and the Pro version of SYNCBACK. Without these, the process would have been far, far more difficult, if possible at all. The only program that I had to reinstall was CLASSIC SHELL.
I've used the free version of SYNCBACK for about 20 years, so thought it time to buy it, in all good conscience!
Unlike COPY and XCOPY, SYNCBACK writes everything to a log file, and will try to read difficult files multiple times before giving up. Nearest MS program is ROBOCOPY, but I don't know if still works in later versions of Windows.
Unlike Windows, the AOMEI software checks and reports on the SMART condition of all your drives. A fairly critical thing, IMNSHO ...
I hate changing PCs ... However, I'm extremely happy with the outcome, so far, so good.