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Best Upgrade For £350

post #1 of 5
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I could not find a "General Topics" area so i guess if i put it here it will be answered fast and left to grow old.

i have £350 to spend on my build and i cannot decide what to spend it on, but:

1.dont want to go SLI
2.dont want to "save it for something else"

i was thinking about :

2x 60gb vertex 2 in RAID 0 for games+OS, 1tb spinpoint F3 for FRAPS, 1tb spinpoint F3 for downloads and stuff.
£237.25

OR

2x 60gb vertex 2 in RAID 0 for games+OS, 2x 1TB spinpoint F3 in RAID 0 for FRAPS, 1TB spinpoint F3 for downloads and stuff
£277.17

i was wanting to make fraps videos, but my FPS goes from 150 down to 40-50 when reccording with fraps

can anyone else think of other things i could buy to upgrade my system?
post #2 of 5
An SSD is the best thing you can do to that rig right now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
An SSD is the best thing you can do to that rig right now.
will i see a difference between:

2x 60gb vertex 2 in RAID 0 for games+OS, 1tb spinpoint F3 for FRAPS, 1tb spinpoint F3 for downloads and stuff.
£237.25

OR

2x 60gb vertex 2 in RAID 0 for games+OS, 2x 1TB spinpoint F3 in RAID 0 for FRAPS, 1TB spinpoint F3 for downloads and stuff
£277.17

for FRAPS videos
post #4 of 5
Raid would be allot smoother for fraps i reckon.
post #5 of 5
All you need with fraps is a second HDD for all your content to save to. I'm using a beat up old Maxtor drive for fraps and it's perfectly fine. I think someone said on here that if you have a HDD dedicated to FRAPS you'll be okay and won't have any problems, as long as it's fast enough. My WD Green drive was terrible for fraps, a couple samsung F3's would be perfect though.

I don't see the hype in getting SSD's in raid 0, if I were you I would get an OCZ IBIS or something like that.
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