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I'm having a comp built from one of my local computer stores. They suggested to go with a Western Digital Raptor 36g to go with my Maxtor 200G hard drive. The CPU would be a AMD 64 X2 3800+, but thinking of maybe not getting the WD 36g yet and upgrading my CPU with the money to a 4400+. What do you guys think????
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post #2 of 9
What will it be used for?

If your going to game then the Raptor, if for work use like word documents and office such applications then the 200GB HDD.....raptors good if you need programs to shoot up in a sec all the time
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Well I already have the Maxtor 200G in the price. What I meant was by not buying the Raptor and upgrading my CPU from a 3800+ to a 4400+ would be the best idea and getting the Raptor at a later date.
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post #4 of 9
Yes the 4400+ is a lot better than the 3800+....so yes get the 4400+
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I would go with the CPU. But again, I guess it depends on what you are going to use it for. What are you going to use it for?
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Doing alot of gaming. It will only cost me an extra $65 Canadian to upgrade to the 4400+ with the Raptor off the invoice. I thought it would be a good idea.
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Gaming? GO FOR PROCESSOR! MUAHHA!!!
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post #8 of 9
Gaming, go for single core, with the extra cash saved, buy another 200G maxtor and run RAID0.
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post #9 of 9
Opteron dual core could be a good choice for a cpu... (opteron 175=x2 4400 and ocs to 2.7 gigs on air) I don't see the point in getting a 36gigs HDD, even if it is a raptor. A 74 raptor though makes a difference.
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