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You know, you should just wait in all honesty. I get the same feeling, all the time, all the time. Lucky Im broke right now so it doesnt matter.

I already have money set aside for Bulldozer, this is just my leftover budget.
I will eventually upgrade to Bulldozer, but there's really no benefit for me if I bought it now. All of my games max out fairly easy.
    
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I would go ssd or get some water cooling started

maybe a hotswap bay or 5, I have this one and really like it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994077&cm_re=5_bay_hot_swap-_-17-994-077-_-Product

the fans in it when you have drives loaded are a little loud. I unhooked one of them till I get replacement fans


I would forsure wait on the bulldozer before buying a cpu
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I would go ssd or get some water cooling started

maybe a hotswap bay or 5, I have this one and really like it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994077&cm_re=5_bay_hot_swap-_-17-994-077-_-Product

the fans in it when you have drives loaded are a little loud. I unhooked one of them till I get replacement fans


I would forsure wait on the bulldozer before buying a cpu

I'm going to hold off on water cooling till my next build a few years down the road from now. Cpu's probably won't need liquid cooling by then. =P
I'll probably just do some GPU loops instead.

I'll consider a hotswap because it's something I've never had and I'm currently running out of sata ports. However I could just purchase a sata card for my pci slot.
    
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the hotswap bay does not give you more sata ports
if you get the 5 bay you will need 5 sata ports to plug it into
it just makes your drives hotswapable (removable like a cd in a cdrom but with read/write access)

there are hotswap bays that use 1 sata port but your controller has to support it that way
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the hotswap bay does not give you more sata ports
if you get the 5 bay you will need 5 sata ports to plug it into
it just makes your drives hotswapable (removable like a cd in a cdrom but with read/write access)

there are hotswap bays that use 1 sata port but your controller has to support it that way

I guess my next purchase will go towards a sata card then. lol
My motherboard has 5 sata total which will be just enough for my hdd's.
I'll need another spot for my dvd drive. biggrin.gif
    
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Alright, so far I plan on getting another Caviar Black and an addon sata card.
Is there anything else that I should be looking at?
Would it be a good idea to replace my aging PSU or will it hold out for a while?
    
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post #17 of 21
Upgrading to a Phenom II 125W on that mobo would be a pretty big waste, there's no way you can safely OC a 125W on that mobo.
Another Caviar Black sounds good if you REALLY need the HDD space.
Might want to consider new/more RAM while it's cheap, depending if you need it or not.
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Blu ray player/DVD writer?
    
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12717443 
Upgrading to a Phenom II 125W on that mobo would be a pretty big waste, there's no way you can safely OC a 125W on that mobo.
Another Caviar Black sounds good if you REALLY need the HDD space.
Might want to consider new/more RAM while it's cheap, depending if you need it or not.

I know, it makes me sad. =P
It's not that I want the HDD space, but more the performance increase from a Raid 0 setup.
I thought my Ram was pretty good though. What would you recommend upgrading to?

@ wooly -
I really want one but I can't justify buying one yet. lol
I haven't used cd's/dvd's for several months in my pc. Only time I have to use one is if the game isn't from Steam or if I need to reinstall OEM windows.
    
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yeah I don't use mine for games really, I'm a steam gamer too. But I do like to watch Blu-rays on PC smile.gif
    
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