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If your on that tight of a budget, hop on over to the For Sale section and find a used 6850.

Not to be rude, but your boy is silly for being a fanboy with a budget build. There's nothing wrong with AMD cpus. In fact, I put together a $700 x4 Phenom II shopping cart the other day that included a much higher quality PSU (I would never trust my components to Raidmax btw) and a 6870.

The Samsung F3 performs better than most hard drives because it uses a single platter. This means less seek time in general. Also, you can do what is called short stroking the drive. This involves creating a separate OS partition on the outside of the disk. The outside of a spinning disk will have a higher angular velocity, resulting in better performance due to lower seek times. I couldn't find the number of platters in that Hitachi, but I would try to make room for an F3. I can personally vouch for it.

EDIT: Woah lots of typos. I shouldn't OCN on 2 hours of sleep
Edited by champyg - 4/18/11 at 11:41am
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