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I'll be upgrading some parts on my rig very soon and I'd like to get your final thoughts on the parts before I take the plunge.


Thermaltake Armor Full Tower Case

1x Thermaltake iCage for drives.

2x 36.7 WD Raptors for RAID-0 configuration for system and game files.

4x Link Depot SATA Cables for the four Drives I'll have.

Razer eXactMat Bundle

Any recommendations? Different parts? Additional parts? Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 7
i wouldnt get the 36gb raptor because it does not use a fluid bearing. Especially with a high rpm (10k) you would want at least a fluid bearing drive, such as the 74GB Raptor. You may want to get the raptor for now, and then get another 74gb raptor later on, that would be a better idea.

or even yet, you could get two seagate perp recording drives which perform almost the same as 2x 74gb raptors, but with much bigger capacities.
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That Build looks good to me. What Ubernoob says does make sense. If you have the money go with 2 x 74gb raptors..However if not Get one now and another later...However I think you will be fine as it is..Its not to major.
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What does the fluid bearing affect? Life of the drive, speed, temperature?
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post #5 of 7
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This model of the 74GB I assume then?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033

not the Raptor X...
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looks nice to me, would be nice in your rig
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Thanks. I'm set to order. Any last thoughts?
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