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Oh, definitely. I see the Barracuda's going for that, but the WD's are a little bit extra (unless I'm being bamboozled thinking.gif).

In any case, it is a win-win for the OP if he chooses to forego the SSD in favor of an HDD in the beginning.

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/internal-hard-drive/#t=7200&s=1000000&c=64&sort=a10
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http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex

New Single platter blue thats superior to the black in some ways $60
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What about a bit more than 700usd?

I honestly appreciate the suggestion and the time you took to make the list, but I made a promise to myself not to spend more than $700 (give or take a few dollars) on it.
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Browsin,

Here's another idea that is worth consideration for the type of games you like to play...

This is really great, thank you. I appreciate that you gave short descriptions as to why they were chosen.
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In any case, it is a win-win for the OP if he chooses to forego the SSD in favor of an HDD in the beginning.

I will most likely be going with an SSD, since I have a few HDD's lying around. Plus, I'd like to see what I've been missing out on.
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This is really great, thank you. I appreciate that you gave short descriptions as to why they were chosen....
....I will most likely be going with an SSD, since I have a few HDD's lying around. Plus, I'd like to see what I've been missing out on.

Glad I could help. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the build or would like assistance making adjustments to it.

Regards,
Eric


WD10EZEX and ST1000DM003 are interchangeable and almost always both available for about $60 lately.

The Blue is a little quieter, the ST has slightly better seek times. They have both been around awhile and have similar reliability trending. I've used both in builds. No problems either way. Definitely some opportunity to re-balance the performance of the machine by dropping to a mechy here.
Edited by mdocod - 1/15/14 at 3:03pm
     
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I will most likely be going with an SSD, since I have a few HDD's lying around. Plus, I'd like to see what I've been missing out on.

Worthwhile if you have media storage and can follow a guide on limiting your windows install size. thumb.gif
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post #26 of 33
let me do something within 700usd

But with my build you can take off the hdd and it will be 700usd

Plus for under 700 you will have a weaker pc
Edited by PontiacGTX - 1/15/14 at 3:20pm
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If you are just going to be playing mmo's then an intel build would probably be better. Unless you want to go AMD an intel system might be a better option depending on what mmo's you play.
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post #28 of 33
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Worthwhile if you have media storage and can follow a guide on limiting your windows install size. thumb.gif

I'll probably end up grabing a 240gb SSD and keep the bulk of my media on one of my HDDs.
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Glad I could help. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the build or would like assistance making adjustments to it.

Regards,
Eric

Thank you, Eric -- will do.
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

let me do something within 700usd

But with my build you can take off the hdd and it will be 700usd

Plus for under 700 you will have a weaker pc

I will put your build/parts into consideration.
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If you are just going to be playing mmo's then an intel build would probably be better. Unless you want to go AMD an intel system might be a better option depending on what mmo's you play.

After doing a little bit of reading, I decided to try out the 775 mod that LuckySe7ens linked and picked up a Xeon E5450. Everything should be here by the 22nd and I couldn't be any more excited. While I do more research on my new build, I'll make-do with the mod in the meantime. Also, I'm considering picking up Windows 7 64-bit.

I've been keeping myself occupied by trying to learn how to overclock. So far, I've overclocked my Core 2 Duo to 2.93 GHz @ 24C idle and 55C load. I'm a little nervous about going higher since I only have the stock Intel cooler at the moment. Edit: decided to go a bit higher to 3.07 GHz @ 35C idle 58C load.

Once again, thank you all for the input. I can't say enough how much I appreciate all of your help.
Edited by browsin - 1/17/14 at 6:08am
post #29 of 33
Browsin,

Word of caution: If you install win7 64 bit on a mechanical drive that old, with only 2GB of system RAM, the machine will be ready for bed before it's finished waking up.
     
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post #30 of 33
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Browsin,

Word of caution: If you install win7 64 bit on a mechanical drive that old, with only 2GB of system RAM, the machine will be ready for bed before it's finished waking up.


his board supports relatively cheap ddr3, and a ~$50 x5460 could reach 4.5ghz+ overclocks potentially.


Could be a fun rig.

For gods sake get a new PSU though.
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