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post #31 of 39
Crap, I was looking at that smartpower as well. They got a price mismatch I think. The basiq was like $90, now its $40, smartpower 500w was $50, now its $90 XD
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I should be getting about a $200 paycheck here next thursday so ill be getting closer!
    
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the P35 chipset is getting kinda old, if u have the bugdet go for the P45, id say ASUS P5Q-Pro, but its up to u. Also the CPU could be upgraded to a e8400or e8500 as intel is going to have a price cut soon
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Was good until I seen Hitachi. Spend the few extra bucks to get a Seagate or Western Digital.
I have heard mixed reviews regarding Hitachi. IMO it comes down to personal experience with the drives. Obviously people who get dead drives are going to post crappy reviews (as I would too). But, it seems that many are also happy, and it appears that Hitachi actively RMA's their dead drives. I just bought that 320 you're looking at.

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If your going to be using Vista 32 or 64 get 4 gigs, believe me you wont regret it. Theres also an issue with that board with certain types of ocz ram because it needs 2.2 V and the mobo only gives 1.8 at stock settings but thats as easy as adding a couple extra volts.

EDIT: Ram: Get 2 X 2, not 4X1 because using all 4 dims makes overclocking harder

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227298

It may be pushing your wallet a bit, but its up to you.
You can find good deals on 4GB, but if budget is a concern, go with 2GB. I never had a problem in Vista with 2GB (before I got 4GB).

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how well do you think i would be able to run crysis on that system? I play on 1024x768.
I think you'll be doing just fine with that card @ that resolution. It's pretty low.

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Just get this PSU, last one you'll ever buy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...corsair%2b750w
Also, get a Xigamatek CPU cooler, or an OCZ Vendetta 2 for CPU cooling for a better overclock.
http://www.buy.com/prod/ocz-vendetta...207682409.html
Also go with this hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
-Corsair makes great PSU's. I love mine, no hitches at all with it, and it's modular (HX620). It's also more than enough power than I need ATM. If you're on a budget, stick with the earthwatt.

-Xigmatek is a great cooler.

-HD: If you need the space, go for it, if not, then stick with the Hitachi 320GB for budget purposes.

End note: All of your decisions are based on your budget. If your budget permits, go the next step up and get something better, if not, get the best performance/value for your buck.
Edited by PeaceMaker - 7/10/08 at 8:07am
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Well im currently on a 40gb hard drive so i think 320 would be fine for me. Also i think im going to keep the gigabyte mobo seeing as i play on a 17" i wont need SLI. Id rather spend my few extra bucks on possibly a nice corsair PSU and more RAM. I cant wait to get this all together. Does anyone know of a building a PC guide for dummies? I already know what to do i just want to double check
    
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I have heard mixed reviews regarding Hitachi. IMO it comes down to personal experience with the drives. Obviously people who get dead drives are going to post crappy reviews (as I would too). But, it seems that many are also happy, and it appears that Hitachi actively RMA's their dead drives. I just bought that 320 you're looking at.
Every computer that I've seen come through work with a dead drive has Hitachi/IBM/Maxtor/Samsung. I have seen one dead WD drive and it was a 4GB drive from like 10 years ago.
    
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Every computer that I've seen come through work with a dead drive has Hitachi/IBM/Maxtor/Samsung. I have seen one dead WD drive and it was a 4GB drive from like 10 years ago.
You make me feel good about my recent purchase....
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Ive decided to get a WD 320 for around $70 Dont worry about that hitachi i know hitachi sucks but from what ive read that appears to be one of the few good ones
    
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Ive decided to get a WD 320 for around $70 Dont worry about that hitachi i know hitachi sucks but from what ive read that appears to be one of the few good ones
Double crap... I'm getting the Hitachi today... Damn, along with my recent downgrade from an E6750 to a P4 2.4Ghz at work... I'm very upset.
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