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  • 30% (4)
    Get a X-Fi XtremeAudio and some pc166's
  • 15% (2)
    Get a raptor 150GB Hard Drive (Instead of the one I have listed)
  • 46% (6)
    Start saving for a 24 inch Monitor
  • 7% (1)
    Other
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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rpg2 View Post
I'm assuming you've read my edit. The drive should be faster than your current one, but for the price to space gained ratio, you're getting 70 more gigs for 70$..... I can show you a 750gb drive for around 120ish.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152100
Yeah I dont need that much space, I have 36GB free in this one, and all I will be adding is ET:QW and crysis (To vista x64)
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
Yeah I dont need that much space, I have 36GB free in this one, and all I will be adding is ET:QW and crysis (To vista x64)
Hey! The WD6400AAKS dropped back down to $99, go grab one for 20$ more than the WD3200AAKS. 20$ more for double the space! Better than 70$ for 70 gigs. Having some more space never hurt anyone.

--Edit--
I just noticed you were using onboard sound. Go grab a Audigy SE for 30$. When I got mine, I stopped hearing static and distortions due to high bass as well as the sound of my mouse moving/assorted buzzing. My music was sounding better than the onboard sound for my DS3L.
Edited by Rpg2 - 6/23/08 at 1:23pm
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rpg2 View Post
Hey! The WD6400AAKS dropped back down to $99, go grab one for 20$ more than the WD3200AAKS. 20$ more for double the space! Better than 70$ for 70 gigs. Having some more space never hurt anyone.

--Edit--
I just noticed you were using onboard sound. Go grab a Audigy SE for 30$. When I got mine, I stopped hearing static and distortions due to high bass as well as the sound of my mouse moving/assorted buzzing. My music was sounding better than the onboard sound for my DS3L.
Well I'd rather just spend $90 and get alot (supposedly) Better than an audigy
or go for the HDD, ill add in the 640AAKS

EDIT: The rig is about $1100 AR (W/Shipping)

Edited by coltsrock - 6/23/08 at 1:33pm
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post #14 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
Well I'd rather just spend $90 and get alot (supposedly) Better than an audigy
or go for the HDD, ill add in the 640AAKS

EDIT: The rig is about $1100 AR (W/Shipping)
If you listen to a lot of music, a Xonar or Xtreme Music would be the right choice, but if you download lots of games and movies to your PC then the 6400AAKS would be the better choice.
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post #15 of 19
Go Intel?

Umm, I would get a bigger harddrive.

Here is that PSU, but $20 cheaper:
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-7...206178325.html
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post #16 of 19
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Thanks for the great find. +rep and bump
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post #17 of 19
I wouldn't get the Windows OEM disk, I'd seriously consider getting the retail version, ESPECIALLY if you plan on upgrading your motherboard in the future. If not, as long as you back up ever once in awhile, things should be fine.
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Personally...with the picture you posted of your build list:

I'd go with TWO of the 250GB 7200.10's and put them in RAID0. From what I hear they perform as good as a raptor...and you'd get 500GB of space (which who care's if you don't use it all). That's just my $0.02 though.
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post #19 of 19
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Personally...with the picture you posted of your build list:

I'd go with TWO of the 250GB 7200.10's and put them in RAID0. From what I hear they perform as good as a raptor...and you'd get 500GB of space (which who care's if you don't use it all). That's just my $0.02 though.
actually RAID0=1 disks capacity, it just writes half to each disk, making it twice as fast..
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