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I can purchase one of these two things. I haven't oc'd my rig yet, but you cna see my specs in my sig. I have a hyper 212+. Now, it either a better cooling system, or new hdd because

My current hdd has a avg read rate of 54 ,b/s, and access time of about 18.26 m/s. it's terrible

What would you choose?
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The HDD is one of the largest bottlenecks in a system. If it's not performing well, then get a faster HDD or SSD. The Hyper 212+ is still a good cooler that will net you a decent overclock.
     
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I think in your case I would choose the HDD.

but regardless... I would see how much overclock you can get with your current hyper 212+ cooler right now, It would suck if you decided to buy the H70 and then find you are running into some motherboard/ram/cpu limitation (anything other than heat) that limits your overclock.
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I think in your case I would choose the HDD.

but regardless... I would see how much overclock you can get with your current hyper 212+ cooler right now, It would suck if you decided to buy the H70 and then find you are running into some motherboard/ram/cpu limitation (anything other than heat) that limits your overclock.
I am now aiming toward the HDD ( even have another thread going on at the HDD section), but i doubt i hit a huge bottleneck in my mobo or ram. I'm only aiming for an upowards of 3.6-3.8 ghz anyways. My Vcore is on auto ,and is currently @ 1.2v. What oc do you think would be possible with 1.25vcore?

Another option is to use a wd5000BEVT i have lying around. It's in the PS3 right now (therefore it 2.5", but my case has one mount)
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I am now aiming toward the HDD ( even have another thread going on at the HDD section), but i doubt i hit a huge bottleneck in my mobo or ram. I'm only aiming for an upowards of 3.6-3.8 ghz anyways. My Vcore is on auto ,and is currently @ 1.2v. What oc do you think would be possible with 1.25vcore?
Depends on the chip. And there are variations within the same batch #.

I'd spend $50 on a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 if I was you, available o'er at Superbiiz...I am in awe of how quick this HDD is. Multiple times faster all around than the 320GB WD I used to be using.

H70 is overpriced for the performance you get. Only way it is worth it is if you have tight quarters and cannot fit a better air-cooler (that is the same price or cheaper). Proper watercooling kits are about as expensive as an H70 and the 2 better fans to go on it that you'll find yourself wanting.
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Depends on the chip. And there are variations within the same batch #.

I'd spend $50 on a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 if I was you, available o'er at Superbiiz...I am in awe of how quick this HDD is. Multiple times faster all around than the 320GB WD I used to be using.

H70 is overpriced for the performance you get. Only way it is worth it is if you have tight quarters and cannot fit a better air-cooler (that is the same price or cheaper). Proper watercooling kits are about as expensive as an H70 and the 2 better fans to go on it that you'll find yourself wanting.
The sole reason why I am not jumping the gun on a f3 is reliabilty. I dont really have a second place for this data, and have heard many "instant death" story's of the f3. It does seem like a good drive.
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The sole reason why I am not jumping the gun on a f3 is reliabilty. I dont really have a second place for this data, and have heard many "instant death" story's of the f3. It does seem like a good drive.
He who laughs last, usually has at LEAST 3 good backups. ANY drive can fail. Not having any backups is just asking for trouble.

The main things I keep on my Spinpoint are OS and apps/CS5/Steam. The other 3 HDDs in my tower are backups in various forms.
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640GB or 1TB Western Digital Black drive, and one or two new fans for your 212+ if your on stock. My opinion a least, that way you get both.
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post #9 of 10
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He who laughs last, usually has at LEAST 3 good backups. ANY drive can fail. Not having any backups is just asking for trouble.

The main things I keep on my Spinpoint are OS and apps/CS5/Steam. The other 3 HDDs in my tower are backups in various forms.
I have backups,......just don't want a drive to die
I'm not saying the F3 is bad.
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or you could do what i do; buy 4 or 5 2.5" laptop HDD's and run them in RAID10 or RAID5. I prefer RAID5 personally.

I have 4 installed as 2 disk RAID0's but they are used solely for cache/export disks so i dont care about reliability there, just speed. At work the editing machines use RAID5 on ARECA cards and 4 disk RAID10 for boot/program disks and storage disks, plus external backups.

I think i bought the 2.5" 7200RPM 80GB drives for around $40 shipped, and i have 4 stuffed in a mATX case along with a 2.5" SSD and two 3.5" HDD's too.
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