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post #1 of 21
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thinking about either the Foxconn BloodRage GTI
or the EVGA X58 LE.

big EVGA fan.

i want Raid 0 probably 2 X 1tb.
is the Caviar Black 1TB the fastest 1tb hard drive? i know its pretty old but the newer ones are aimed at efficiency and "green"

also is the GTX 260 still the best value for performance? planning on getting one now and another one for SLI later down the road.
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post #2 of 21
Go for the caviar black 640 gb - better performance than the 1tb. Get a couple and raid em. Then for storage get a 1tb caviar green which is for efficiency since it lower its speed when not in use to save power.
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post #3 of 21
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so the 640gig black has good speed and price to gig ratio?

also what about the GTX 260? any brands u guys recommend?
the BFG was around $140 which is the lowest i seen.

havent been keeping up with the tech and need a recommendation on the mobo.
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i would recommend getting an SSD for boot drive. it's true when they say once you go SSD you'll never go back
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post #5 of 21
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would a SSD beat 2 X caviar black in raid 0?
and by how much?

im seriously considering a SSD for a boot drive.
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolwaters View Post
would a SSD beat 2 X caviar black in raid 0?
and by how much?
Yes, in most things.

A good SSD will be noticeably more responsive.
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post #7 of 21
The fastest spinning HDD's out there are the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB drives, they're quieter than the blacks as well
    
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post #9 of 21
instead of an SSD, why don't you get a 300GB velociraptor? SSD's are not worthy atm
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post #10 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Icekilla View Post
instead of an SSD, why don't you get a 300GB velociraptor? SSD's are not worthy atm
any imagine 10k+rpm being quiet O.o
lol

i'll stick with raid 0 on 2 samsung F3s 1tb or the 640gig WD black (whichever gives me the best deal at the time)

still need a lot of help with the mobo.
and a GTX 260 brand.
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