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post #21 of 41
Just to add, with the money you save from choosing the 2500k and mobo, I would recommend an 64gb c300 ssd for you os or/and instaed of the 550ti go for the 560ti.
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Originally Posted by yomama07024 View Post
but if the F3 has 32 MB of cache, why is it faster than the seagate that has 64 MB of cache?
Sigh,,



Look at the eco-green, which is a GREEN drive and therefore SLOWER than the F3's which are the samsung flagship.



This shows you the cost per GB. The XT is right up there which isn't good for storage.

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post #23 of 41
My apologies for stating that the F3's are the fastest mechanical drives. They are the best bang-for-your-buck drives, IMHO.

There are faster HDD's out there, but the price : performance ratio doesn't really make them worth the extra costs.
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Not really since not many SSD's are utilising SATA6 at the moment, the only ones I think that do are the intel discks.



It's also the platters that the mechanical drive runs on, the Samsungs are pretty much it at the moment for cost/reliablility/performance



True, it's also the controllers that the drive uses and the platters again. The extra cost isn't worth the performance you might get.



He's not gaming, why go with those?

ok so i'll go with that case, micro-atx motherboard, the F3 HDD, the i5-2500k, the g. skill ddr3 1600 ram, and the 550 ti. that's fine, right?
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post #25 of 41
What micro ATX motherboard?

Just seen it, a slight change in that case. I hit the wrong link, that was for an HTPC I was doing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131706

Go with that.

And no, you can get away with the GTX 550. The 560 is good don't get me wrong but not really needed.

It's your money otherwise.

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post #26 of 41
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Not really since not many SSD's are utilising SATA6 at the moment, the only ones I think that do are the intel discks.



It's also the platters that the mechanical drive runs on, the Samsungs are pretty much it at the moment for cost/reliablility/performance



True, it's also the controllers that the drive uses and the platters again. The extra cost isn't worth the performance you might get.



He's not gaming, why go with those?

Those samsungs are a great performance/price ratio. But they are by no means reliable. I have owned 3, and all 3 are dead. I was so fed up when the third one died that I didnt bother with the rma. Now i have 2 wd caviar blacks, and I gotta say these are the most reliable drives I have ever owned. They have been going strong for quite some time now with no hiccups. The blacks come with a 5-year warranty versus the samsungs 3-year.

Now the catch is they are more expensive, and not quite as fast. The difference in speed is negligable imho. I sure cant tell the difference.

Its all about what you want. (Affordability - Speed - Reliability) when buying a hard drive you can only have 2 of the 3.

If you plan on keeping your computer for a long time, go with western digital as there reliability is second to none. If you plan on upgrading or selling it within the next three years, or just want raw performance more than anything, then id go with the f3's.
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post #27 of 41
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Those samsungs are a great performance/price ratio. But they are by no means reliable. I have owned 3, and all 3 are dead. I was so fed up when the third one died that I didnt bother with the rma. Now i have 2 wd caviar blacks, and I gotta say these are the most reliable drives I have ever owned. They have been going strong for quite some time now with no hiccups. The blacks come with a 5-year warranty versus the samsungs 3-year.

Now the catch is they are more expensive, and not quite as fast. The difference in speed is negligable imho. I sure cant tell the difference.

Its all about what you want. (Affordability - Speed - Reliability) when buying a hard drive you can only have 2 of the 3.

If you plan on keeping your computer for a long time, go with western digital as there reliability is second to none. If you plan on upgrading or selling it within the next three years, or just want raw performance more than anything, then id go with the f3's.
You're probably the only person I know of that's had those problems.

I've had 2 in RAID1 in one build, 3 in a RAID5 array in another and i've had 2 myself without any issues.

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What micro ATX motherboard?

Just seen it, a slight change in that case. I hit the wrong link, that was for an HTPC I was doing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131706

Go with that.

And no, you can get away with the GTX 550. The 560 is good don't get me wrong but not really needed.

It's your money otherwise.

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ok so this should be fine, right? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-625-_-Product
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post #29 of 41
yeah, that'll work really well

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post #30 of 41
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-487-_-Product

If you aren't doing any real extensive things, this mobo will save some $$$ and be sufficient for what you'll be working with.

I've had good results with it so far
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