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post #11 of 22
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Oh, and that drive is silent. I'm not joking, I don't have it in a cage yet (no room in my old case), so it's sitting on some papers about 2 ft from me. I don't hear it if I put my ear right up to it, the rest of the computer drowns it out. I don't even hear it seek.

Amazing drive.
ive seen WD 750GBs for $5 more, are they the same drives, just with more space? if so, that would be a better deal. but i would think that the 7200.11 would out perform it with the extra cache...
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post #12 of 22
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ive seen WD 750GBs for $5 more, are they the same drives, just with more space? if so, that would be a better deal. but i would think that the 7200.11 would out perform it with the extra cache...
The 640 is a new drive... Two 320GB platters. And I don't think the 7200.11 will outperform it... Not according to this review.
http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/14380

Or more specifically...
http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/14380/3
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post #13 of 22
Looks decent, but the q6700 isn't necessary. A q6600 is much better value and a better overclocker.
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post #14 of 22
i found the 750GB AAKS for $130, that would be the best
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136131
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post #15 of 22
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Looks decent, but the q6700 isn't necessary. A q6600 is much better value and a better overclocker.
Really? I thought they were inheritly the same chip, except the Q6700 had a 10x multi.
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post #16 of 22
750GB AAKS FOR $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136131
and a q6700 is a much better ocer than the q6600 because all the recent 6600's have high VIDs, plus the 6700s have a higher multi, and are only like $60 more...
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post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
okay so about the hard drive i really dont care for space but more for the preformence so is the 750GB AAKS FOR $130 faster then the current one ive got selected? and also is the 780i much better then the 750i i have no intent on tri sli
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post #18 of 22
Cold few suggestions: Antec 1200 , XFX GTS (G92) Black Edition , 850W PSU , TRUE 120 Extreme , Q9 series CPU and also you might consider the Velociraptor or the Raptor (WD) HD's.
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Cold few suggestions: Antec 1200 , XFX GTS (G92) Black Edition , 850W PSU , TRUE 120 Extreme , Q9 series CPU and also you might consider the Velociraptor or the Raptor (WD) HD's.
i looked at the 1200 but damn 200 for a case... pass the XFX gts is like the same thing as the one i choose isnt it and the 850 psu isnt needed since im not sli... and the q9 series is still not a 3.0 ghz since ill be ocing to 3.0 it wont really matter those all just amp price greatly and i would if i could afford but im on a tight budget thats ive exceedd
but that would drive me beyond 1700$ now im at a comfortable 1350 my biggest misconception is the mobo weather or not to buy the 750i or the 780i
Edited by Coldnapalm - 5/13/08 at 9:53am
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post #20 of 22
For the ram I'd go with this kit. Cheaper than the 1066 kit, but not much real difference. Buy.com has the Corsair for cheaper. Also, if you aren't planning to SLI I'd get an Intel chipset Mobo. The Seagate 7200.11's are great drives, been running mine and they perform well, don't get as hot as my WD, and are very quiet. The WD6400AAKS is faster, though, so if you're after pure performance I'd get it.
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