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Even though this is an overclocking site, people keep pushing 2500K and P67/Z68 as if they want OP to OC.

Keep in mind OP is in New Zealand, so don't translate cheap price you saw here to there.

i3 2100 is a very capable gaming CPU. I have use it and can tell you so. Unless your budget is $300 USD higher I'd recommend stick with i3 2100.
Edited by trumpet-205 - 10/2/11 at 1:44pm
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Originally Posted by MIKEVALL View Post
I respectfully , completely , disagree! The Velociraptors are not crap, there good very fast hdd.s Why do people love the samsungs here?? Because there cheap? They are not the best choice for a operating system? And definetly not better or faster than a velocorapter? Why not Get a ssd for your operating system , there faster than the 1000RPM veloraptors.

velocorators=100rpm mechanical drive
spinpoint=7200rpm mechanical drive
ssd = faster solid state drive

I have had two SPINPOINTS go bad on me, one just two weeks ago and that system was new with very light usage? ? Do you want that one? I cant recommend samsungs f3,s I believe Western digitals blacks or even blue's are much better. They are a little more money, but i believe you get what you pay for. If you want a cheap storage drive, sure buy a spinpoint!

PS . you said intell build, the 2500k is dropping in price and i have seen it for as low as $150 us man how can you go wrong with that?
Thank you for voicing your disagreement reasonably. Not everyone takes the time to do that.

Let me clarify my position. For $120USD, the 150GB Velociraptor is simply not worth the money, especially compared to the 1TB Spinpoint, which can be had for $50USD to $60USD.

You cited some numbers, but in reality the speed of the platters and the cache size affects little with these drives. For a direct comparison of the two drives, please see these sites:

Spinpoint F3 1TB
Velociraptor 150GB

As you can see, the latest Velociraptor barely bests the Spinpoint, despite costing twice as much. Previous models of the Velociraptor and Raptor don't do nearly as well.

Now, I have five Spinpoints, and I haven't had the reliability problems that you have. Still, it's good that we share experiences, but ultimately everybody's will be a bit different.
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
Even though this is an overclocking site, people keep pushing 2500K and P67/Z68 as if they want OP to OC.

Keep in mind OP is in New Zealand, so don't translate cheap price you saw here to there.

i3 2100 is a very capable gaming CPU. I have use it and can tell you so. Unless your budget is $300 USD higher I'd recommend stick with i3 2100.

^PC Parts here are rather painful in price, and the hourly wage here doesnt help at all. I read reviews that said the 2100 would do better in gaming than a 955 x4 from amd, and sit cheaper. Im not fussed over OC'ing. Also to the guy who replied with 2 other boards to go for, those sit at around $300 & $350 respectively, which chews into my budget massively.

Sadly US gets the best prices for parts, and has a huge selection. Over here its really limited, a choice of 100 boards, all the main cpus (they go out of stock every week >.<), and gpu choices are horrible. I think i could only manage to find 5 GTX560's at a decent price in NZ, the rest were reference cards priced with huge markup!
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