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Gah! Seeing as you're dying to recommend me a HD, shoot it! Also, throw me some Motherboard recommendations. ASUS P5-B is winning for me, but I want to know more options.

But my quote on a earlier post

EDIT: I might have to go with my ancient HD for a while. It's proven true and strong over time, and I'm on a bit of a budget pin. Might have to sell this rig or something. It'd IDE...so the ASUS will have to run it for now. :/
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post #12 of 40
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Gah! Seeing as you're dying to recommend me a HD, shoot it! Also, throw me some Motherboard recommendations. ASUS P5-B is winning for me, but I want to know more options.

But my quote on a earlier post

EDIT: I might have to go with my ancient HD for a while. It's proven true and strong over time, and I'm on a bit of a budget pin. Might have to sell this rig or something. It'd IDE...so the ASUS will have to run it for now. :/
I was going to recommend 2 74GB Western Digital Raptors in RAID 0. (I have two and they are awesome!! Though I'm hoping to get rid of mine soon!) I hope by the P5B you def mean the Deluxe version. DO NOT go with the regular P5B. They are not nearly as good as the Deluxe version. The P5B vanilla's are not good at all.
    
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Deluxe version, yes siree. I might go, PERHAPS, with one Raptor and get another one later on...
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post #14 of 40
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Deluxe version, yes siree. I might go, PERHAPS, with one Raptor and get another one later on...
Ahhh. I guess that would be best on a budget. I just wanted to get rid of mine because I need more space. I love music and videos, so I need more space then 148GB.
    
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Any PSU reccomendations? Remember, it has to be ABLE to run my build PLUS a R600 or G80...
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Don't get the raptors, for your budget they are a waste of money. Get whatever size you need but make sure you get sata (16mb cache is nice too) and seagate is a good brand for them
    
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post #17 of 40
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Any PSU reccomendations? Remember, it has to be ABLE to run my build PLUS a R600 or G80...
I don't know much about PSU's, but I know some good companies are Antec, Hiper, OCZ, and a couple more. I went with a 550W Antec NeoHE for $114.99. It is a nice power supply, but I will have to see how it preforms on a E6300 OCed. I am planning to build my entire computer tomorrow and Tuesday, when my memory gets here tomorrow. I will let you know how it preforms.
    
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post #18 of 40
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Understood. I'm corcerned however about other things before HD's, seeing as I can run Oblivion with a crappy Drive, but not with a crappy PSU or CPU.

EDIT: Please do, as I know PSU is a core aspect on a build.
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post #19 of 40
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Don't get the raptors, for your budget they are a waste of money. Get whatever size you need but make sure you get sata (16mb cache is nice too) and seagate is a good brand for them
Raptors aren't a waste of money when his entire build is going to mainly be for gaming. A single Raptor will be faster then any single SATA HDD out there. Seagate is coming in close with the 7200.10 Perps, but Raptors are still faster.
    
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post #20 of 40
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Understood. I'm corcerned however about other things before HD's, seeing as I can run Oblivion with a crappy Drive, but not with a crappy PSU or CPU.

EDIT: Please do, as I know PSU is a core aspect on a build.
It can run Oblivion, but it will be your bottleneck when loading. Oblivion loads quite a bit off of the HDD, so a faster one would make your system performance overall better.

Do you have Oblivion already?
    
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