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What do your thoughts on the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA3 HDD?
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=63468&vpn=ST500DM002

Is it any good for gaming? Price seems affordable but will I notice slower operating system performance vs. my Crucial M4 64GB SSD?
Or should I just wait for the 120GB SSD's to drop to $100?

Thanks,
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What do your thoughts on the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA3 HDD?
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=63468&vpn=ST500DM002
Is it any good for gaming? Price seems affordable but will I notice slower operating system performance vs. my Crucial M4 64GB SSD?
Or should I just wait for the 120GB SSD's to drop to $100?
Thanks,

There's a vertex 2 for 120 after rebate on the shell shocker right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-20-227-551-_-12062011_2

I'd get that if I were you. Load times are fast! Not much help on FPS, but don't worry about the tips on the load screens anymore.
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What do your thoughts on the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA3 HDD?
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=63468&vpn=ST500DM002
Is it any good for gaming? Price seems affordable but will I notice slower operating system performance vs. my Crucial M4 64GB SSD?
Or should I just wait for the 120GB SSD's to drop to $100?
Thanks,

There's a vertex 2 for 120 after rebate on the shell shocker right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-20-227-551-_-12062011_2

I'd get that if I were you. Load times are fast! Not much help on FPS, but don't worry about the tips on the load screens anymore.

I wish I could make use of that deal but I'm in Canada so it doesn't apply to me.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 MSI GTX480 Lightning 8GB Patriot G2 Series Division DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
10TB 7500RPM SATA3 64GB Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 (Boot Drive) Lite-On IHAS124-04 DVD RW Windows 10 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual Screen (x2) Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" IPS... Apple Keyboard (A1243) Antec Truepower New 650W Modular Corsair Carbide Series 500R 
MouseMouse PadOther
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 None Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-5400K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7540D 8GB Patriot G2 Series Division DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSCase
64GB Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 Toshiba HDKPC08 3TB SATA3 7200RPM 32MB Cache Windows 8 Professional 64-bit Apex DM-387 mATX HTPC Case w/ 275W PSU 
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