Originally Posted by Alex132
WD Black Caviar 1TB, Samsung F3 1Tb are about the same and the fastest 1TB HDDs around today. But they both are a lot hotter and louder than storage-based HDDs such as the WD Greens. Greens are greet for storage, and not too slow either (~80MB/s) but the black / F3 drives do have a lot better small read / write speeds and seek times, although no where as fast compared to SSDs.
Thanks for the info! I have 20 ap-15s to keep everything cool, and for the drives, I got this to keep them cool.
Since its going to be mounted internally (where there will be a fair amount of airflow anyways), I took off the front cover and also replaced the fan with an ap-15.
Probably the only thing that will be going on the hhd will be videos and music so I am sure a green would do just fine. But I have a tendancy to overkill things by a little bit. For example, the desk I am building for the computer (which will be cooled by 4x RX480s) to go in will be strong enough to support the weight of at least 4 people dancing/jumping on the top. Overkilled by just a little bit...
Originally Posted by GfhTattoo
as for sound card. why not get the new recon3 stuff (creative).
Im looking for one to power my 250ohm headphones and not amp on, or a usb dac.
I got the creative one when it was a shell shocker at newegg. I couldnt resist a 50% discount!