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Old 09-22-2007, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go with a seagate drive, higher quality
ES series if you can pay the extra $10
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Don't get a recertified hard drive. Get this, like Invisible mentioned:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

I take it, that you're going to be using the onboard video.
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Yes, I think the onboard video will be fine for surfing and encoding videos.

Agree?

I'll go with the Seagate, It's actually $16 more because they charge shipping on that drive. Maybe I wont' be charged the full $6 with the other items. I think NewEgg gives some combined shipping discounts. Nice 5 year warranty on the drive as well

Any other thoughts?
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Yes, I think the onboard video will be fine for surfing and encoding videos.

Agree?

I'll go with the Seagate, It's actually $16 more because they charge shipping on that drive. Maybe I wont' be charged the full $6 with the other items. I think NewEgg gives some combined shipping discounts. Nice 5 year warranty on the drive as well

Any other thoughts?
Yes, onboard is fine for regular things.
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Should I step up to this Seagate with the 16MB cache for $5? Ends up being same price, since this has free shipping. Not sure how much of a difference the extra cache makes, but since it's pretty much the same price, any reason NOT to go with it?
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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Should I step up to this Seagate with the 16MB cache for $5? Ends up being same price, since this has free shipping. Not sure how much of a difference the extra cache makes, but since it's pretty much the same price, any reason NOT to go with it?
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Do it. The extra cache is noticeable when your using your computer. It's worth it to have 16MB cache.
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Change the case to the centurion 534 for 2X 120MM fans rather than the 1X 80MM fan and 1X120MM fan configuration in the centurion 5. (unless you really like the styling in the centurion 5).
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16mb cache is small performance increase, worth $5 i would say
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