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Upgrade options for an HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation

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HP Z2 Mini G4
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Hi,
I am looking for advice on 2 thirdparty upgrade options for an HP Z2 Mini G4. I want to order a Linux Ready HP Z2 Mini G4 in an entry unit with an i7-8700. Here are my concerns:

I want to go for a Samsung 970 EVO Plus PCIe NVMe SSD and I have a few questions about it.
-> Can I order a Z2 Mini G4 without any storage configured?
-> If I HAVE to have storage configured, can I configure one with a 500GB HDD and then install the EVO by myself later on? (I am hoping to find out that getting a Mini configured with an HDD will not prevent me from installing an SSD.)
-> Assuming that I can use the EVO:  In the product break up animation, I aslo noticed that the Z Turbo drive comes with some kind of a sleeve. I assume this may be because of its proximity to the GPU. Is it really necessary to have that sleeve for the EVO as well?

I also want to go for a 32GB (2x16GB) Kingston HyperX Impact 2666/2933/3200 MHz RAM. Ideally 3200 MHz, but whichever is the most compatible with chipset, motherboard and the rest of the system.

Here is the Samsung 970 EVO Plus that I  want to buy - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-MZ-V7S1T0B/dp/B07MFZY2F2

And, here is the Kingston HyperX Impact that I want to buy - https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-HyperX-HX426S15IB2K2-32/dp/B07BGLKD4M?th=1

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