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There would be no difference when it comes to 6.0Gb/s and 3.0Gb/s on a mechanical drive. So, just stick with the 3.0Gb/s. That is the maximum speed of the SATA connection. But, since a mechanical drive won't ever reach the maximum speed of the SATA connection, then it doesnt really matter for it.
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post #22 of 42
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I already settled on this PSU, modular and such ^^
As for the HD, does the 3.0Gb/s or 6.0Gb/s have anything to do with it?
The Black has 6.0Gb/s, which is why I chose it (I personally have no idea what the big difference is :x)
Neither drive can maximize the 3.0 gb/s connection, let alone break into the 6.0..it's just marketing jize. The Spinpoint F3 benches better and is cheaper

Also, what the other poster said is true, you can do better for the CPU/Mobo at Microcenter if you have one close by, if not then you're good to go.

As far as the aftermarket cooler..the price isn't right for that 212+ but it is a good cooler and it's easier to install..I would go with it anyway. On a side note, Microcenter usually has them cheaper

Thermal paste is a good suggestion as well..MX-4 if you can find it is nice. Also, one of those thermal paste cleaning and purifying kits on Newegg is useful for remounting.
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post #23 of 42
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Neither drive can maximize the 3.0 gb/s connection, let alone break into the 6.0..it's just marketing jize. The Spinpoint F3 benches better and is cheaper

Also, what the other poster said is true, you can do better for the CPU/Mobo at Microcenter if you have one close by, if not then you're good to go.

As far as the aftermarket cooler..the price isn't right for that 212+ but it is a good cooler and it's easier to install..I would go with it anyway. On a side note, Microcenter usually has them cheaper

Thermal paste is a good suggestion as well..MX-4 if you can find it is nice. Also, one of those thermal paste cleaning and purifying kits on Newegg is useful for remounting.
Alright, I went with the 1tb spinpoint.
And should I get the 212hsf? Or is there a better one for 30~$?
And I still have leftover paste from my last/current build, but not a cleaning kit, are they worth it? Or is there a simple method to doing it?
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post #24 of 42
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A better bang:buck hsf?
For Heatsinks, here's some good info:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=447&Itemid=62

I would highly recommend the Scythe Mugen 2 as one the best bang for your buck performers.

The Hyper 212+ use to be a good deal but that was back when it was on sale for around $25.
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post #25 of 42
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Alright, I went with the 1tb spinpoint.
And should I get the 212hsf? Or is there a better one for 30~$?
And I still have leftover paste from my last/current build, but not a cleaning kit, are they worth it? Or is there a simple method to doing it?
Alcohol will do the trick, I just prefer the kits because they are only like $8 and it does all the work for me

As above poster says, Mugen 2 is a better deal at the price, but beware it is harder to mount, sure you can handle it however
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post #26 of 42
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Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post
For Heatsinks, here's some good info:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=447&Itemid=62

I would highly recommend the Scythe Mugen 2 as one the best bang for your buck performers.

The Hyper 212+ use to be a good deal but that was back when it was on sale for around $25.
Noted.
However, the Scythe Mugen 2 can't be found on newegg (unless i'm doing something wrong?)
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Found it, but it has been deactivated.
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post #27 of 42

New Revision to fit current platforms:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185142


People complain about size and installation as its only problems but I can assure you it will fit in a quality Mid Size tower and the installation is quite simple.

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post #28 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post
New Revision to fit current platforms:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185142


People complain about size and installation as its only problems but I can assure you it will fit in a quality Mid Size tower and the installation is quite simple.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlyFWybK8Mw
Ah I see, I have a full-tower, NZXT Phantom to be exact (located in the first post), so I think I should be okay ^^
Also, I saw someone in a different thread say that one 6950 unlocked to 6970 was already slight overkill, and crossfired 6950s is mega overkill and a waste of money.. is that true?
If so, would it be best to just downgrade to a 650 PSU and allocate my money elsewhere?
I'll try to dig up the thread for you guys in a minute.
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post #29 of 42
Well that would depend on the games you play and your monitor size+ Resolution.

If you are playing a Age of Empires on a 17" 1280x1024 Monitor than it is overkill.

If you want to be able to play Battlefield 3 on a 23" 1920x1080 display, then it absolutely not Overkill at all.

I would say stick to the 6950 for now and then you can decide if you need crossfire later.
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post #30 of 42
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Well that would depend on the games you play and your monitor size+ Resolution.

If you are playing a Age of Empires on a 17" 1280x1024 Monitor than it is overkill.

If you want to be able to play Battlefield 3 on a 23" 1920x1080 display, then it absolutely not Overkill at all.

I would say stick to the 6950 for now and then you can decide if you need crossfire later.
Solid advice here..start with a 6950, unlock the shaders, and decide what you want to do later on if one isn't enough.
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