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You already have 5GB.... what will you be doing that needs more than that?
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never hurts to have more
I really don't need it, you're right but I would love to have it.

It's more of a want, than a need.

You're right about that.

But I agree with hexxik on that one

So if I did 8GB and 1TB I think it's the best way to go considering I won't be able to utilize the SSD to it's full potential.

What do you guys think?

I also could get the old raptor/velociraptor 300GB and the 1TB as well instead of an SSD.

Thoughts anyone?
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I just bought one new from Newegg a few days ago for $45... so, definitely less than $50 for a OLD one.
    
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thanks remix.

I'll definitely buy one
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35-40$
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ok thanks johnny
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On topic:
$40 shipped at MOST for a 1TB F3, since they're REGULARLY on sale for $50 shipped brand new.

And for YOUR RIG, here's what I would suggest you do:
Get 4GB of MATCHING memory (if you already do, great).
60GB (ish) SSD for your OS and most used apps.
Samsung F3 1TB, or 2 in RAID0 for game installs
Something else to use as storage or backup.

Remember, the data doesn't exist unless it exists in 3 places at once .

Off topic (slightly):
I think its really cool of you to be wanting to buy all of your stuff off the OCN marketplace. Now, this isn't a slam at any OCN sellers.....but I would avoid used drives. I've bought quite a few myself and gave up on them, they kept coming in dead. The seller didn't package them well enough, and they got jarred loose internally on the ride here.

I would absolutely HANDS DOWN buy stuff from OCN that's non-moving parts. Motherboards, GPU's, CPU's, memory, SSD's....sure! But any parts that MOVE (mechanical hard drives), I would honestly buy new.

Or you could have somebody in the States pick you up a Samsung F3 when its on sale, have it shipped to their house, and then re-ship it to yours unopened.

EDIT:
You could make a thread for that. I know I would personally be willing to do that, as long as everything was paid for up front.
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On topic:
$40 shipped at MOST for a 1TB F3, since they're REGULARLY on sale for $50 shipped brand new.

And for YOUR RIG, here's what I would suggest you do:
Get 4GB of MATCHING memory (if you already do, great).
60GB (ish) SSD for your OS and most used apps.
Samsung F3 1TB, or 2 in RAID0 for game installs
Something else to use as storage or backup.

Remember, the data doesn't exist unless it exists in 3 places at once .

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I would absolutely HANDS DOWN buy stuff from OCN that's non-moving parts. Motherboards, GPU's, CPU's, memory, SSD's....sure! But any parts that MOVE (mechanical hard drives), I would honestly buy new.

Or you could have somebody in the States pick you up a Samsung F3 when its on sale, have it shipped to their house, and then re-ship it to yours unopened.
Thanks pioneer.

I am actually thinking of doing this:

Another matching set of 2x2GB RAM, Corsair H70, and a Spinpoint F3 from newegg.ca And then, when I get the money, an SSD.
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Thanks pioneer.

I am actually thinking of doing this:

Another matching set of 2x2GB RAM, Corsair H70, and a Spinpoint F3 from newegg.ca And then, when I get the money, an SSD.
What's wrong with your current memory? I don't fully understand how you have 5GB in there, lol. But you don't have 4x1GB that matches or 2x2GB that matches in there? If you do, just use what you have. DDR2 isn't worth buying anymore unless you get a GOOD price used on it.
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What's wrong with your current memory? I don't fully understand how you have 5GB in there, lol. But you don't have 4x1GB that matches or 2x2GB that matches in there? If you do, just use what you have. DDR2 isn't worth buying anymore unless you get a GOOD price used on it.
Yeah, lol I burnt out one stick out of a 2x1GB kit so I have a 2x2GB kit and a 1GB stick for 5GB lmao.

But yeah I want another 2x2GB kit so I can have a matching set of 8GB total
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Yeah, like $40 to $45 for sure.
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