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Have had this birthday money just floating around, not really sure if I need to spend it now or if I should just wait but its there burning a hole in my pocket haha.

Anywho, Im stuck between getting a second WD Caviar Black 1tb drive, A Samsung F3, or a small SSD.

Im leaning more towards the black, the 5 year warranty is nice, I know that in some instances the F3 is a bit faster. The F3 is cheaper by $20, so thats a perk. The SSD I feel would be a waste of money, only because 30-32gb of space isn't quite enough for an OS, I could use it for a couple of games, but that would be pretty pointless as well.

If you have any other suggestions as to how to spend my $90, feel free to throw it out there. My other thoughts were a set of DDR-3 modules for a new build, or a head start towards a new gpu, but those both require a few months of waiting before I can actually see the results of the purchase .
Edited by Mattb2e - 5/8/11 at 5:09pm
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Definitely get a SSD, once you use SSD as OS drive, you would never use normal HDD as OS drive again ever trust me. I'd look into the Crucial C300 64GB. Also 64GB SSDs are around $100+ price range atm.
Edited by Ocnewb - 5/8/11 at 5:11pm
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Get a second 5770. There's a powercoler on newegg for ~110 + shipping.
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Definitely get a SSD, once you use SSD as OS drive, you would never use normal HDD as OS drive again ever trust me. I'd look into the Crucial C300 64GB.
If you can find me a C300 for $90, let me know, I would jump on that in a heartbeat.

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Get a second 5770. There's a powercoler on newegg for ~110 + shipping.
I thought about that too, but powercolor seems to be hit and miss with their quality, and im not liking the color of the PCB, as stupid as that sounds.
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Definitely get a SSD, once you use SSD as OS drive, you would never use normal HDD as OS drive again ever trust me. I'd look into the Crucial C300 64GB.
You can get a C300 64GB for $90? Where?

OP, the Caviar Blacks are a waste of money. The warranty means next to nothing as almost all Hard Drive failures happen within the first year, plus as of now the F3 has shown to be extremely reliable. It's faster and quieter, too. Get the Samsung F3.

EDIT:

Let me clear this up for you that didn't understand what I meant. Most Hard Drives that do fail do it most of the time on their first year of usage.
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Out of those choices go with teh Samsung F3. keyboard??
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Or you could get this OCZ vertex ssd. - (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227393) You'd only be able to put your os and a couple of programs on it though. Maybe one steam game.

btw - link to the powercolor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-330-_-Product)
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I didn't say the C300 is $90. I was assuming that the OP could add some extra money on top of his $90, so that's why i was suggesting the C300.
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You can get a C300 64GB for $90? Where?

OP, the Caviar Blacks are a waste of money. The warranty means next to nothing as almost all Hard Drive failures happen within the first year, plus as of now the F3 has shown to be extremely reliable. It's faster and quieter, too. Get the Samsung F3.
almost all hard drives fail within the first year? so what does that mean for my 2 ide hard drives from 8 years ago that still work and are in use today, and for my brothers 4 year old seagate drive?
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definitely get an SSD, i got a 50GB Vertex 2 and use it as a boot drive, its SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than a HDD as a boot drive, it starts before i even get settled at my desk
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