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What about 2 5850s? They out perform 1 6950/70, and cost about the same, give or take $10. So if you can wait till they restock I would. They were $135 on Newegg.
Hm well as of right now the cheapest 5850 is 184.99 (154.99) with rebate.. I'll definitely wait until they restock if they are that cheap.
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Hm well as of right now the cheapest 5850 is 184.99 (154.99) with rebate.. I'll definitely wait until they restock if they are that cheap.
No, it's not.

    
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what is your budget? most people spend to much where it's not needed. we'd be able to help ya out better.
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Go for a better hdd if possible. WD Blue/black/green or Samsung F3. Good value for dollar... I went with the green cos' it was dirt cheap. Lovely quiet and reliable.
    
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Go for a better hdd if possible. WD Blue/black/green or Samsung F3. Good value for dollar... I went with the green cos' it was dirt cheap. Lovely quiet and reliable.
Yeah, the WDs are awesome, but you definitey don't wanna be using a green drive as boot disk. The thing is a 5400rpm drive - it's meant to reduce power consumption, not increase performance. You are FAR better off getting a black - it's quite significantly faster, but it does cost a bit more. The blues just arent even worth mentioning anymore - they're pretty old to be of any use. All in all though, for the best performance the WD black is the way to go, unless you value dead silent operation and reduced power consumption.
In fact, the WD black even beats the much higher priced, lower capacity "performance oriented" drive, the Velociraptor. Obviisky, there are a few tests that the 'raptor obliterate the black on (seek times abd such), but thats only because of the 'raptors 10k rpm spindle speed, compared to the 7200rpm of the black.

I don't know enough to tall about the samsung spinpoints, but from what I hear, they're quite awesome as well.

I hope I helped...
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Budget is probably around $600-700 at the most.



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Yeah, the WDs are awesome, but you definitey don't wanna be using a green drive as boot disk. The thing is a 5400rpm drive - it's meant to reduce power consumption, not increase performance. You are FAR better off getting a black - it's quite significantly faster, but it does cost a bit more. The blues just arent even worth mentioning anymore - they're pretty old to be of any use. All in all though, for the best performance the WD black is the way to go, unless you value dead silent operation and reduced power consumption.
In fact, the WD black even beats the much higher priced, lower capacity "performance oriented" drive, the Velociraptor. Obviisky, there are a few tests that the 'raptor obliterate the black on (seek times abd such), but thats only because of the 'raptors 10k rpm spindle speed, compared to the 7200rpm of the black.

I don't know enough to tall about the samsung spinpoints, but from what I hear, they're quite awesome as well.

I hope I helped...
Thanks for the information on the drives
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