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Old 12-31-2007, 05:42 PM   #41 (permalink)
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thought about that Thirdshift but this is how I see it

store windows and some of my larger programs on one HDD, like photoshop, office, etc.

Run games, pictures, videos etc all off the other HDD that way when something goes wrong as I assume it will at some point. I can deal with the 1 drive and not worry about it.

And I know thats what Partions are for BUT I dont like doing that I would rather have 2 physical drives.

I might even get a 250 for now, wait a few months when prices drop again and pick up an even bigger one like a 750 or a 1TB if the prices allow.
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Hard drives dont drop regularly or by particulary large amounts when they do.
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:02 PM   #43 (permalink)
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its up to you but i would go for the 32mb cache hd...


or if u really have no budget go get a solid state HD... lol
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so this what I think im going with might tweek the HDD's and DVD drives but the rest should be pretty easy

Mobo MSI P35 Neo-2FR
MSI P35 Neo2-FR w/ DualDDR2 800, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, Crossfire PCI-E x16 at Memory Express

Core Intel Q6600
Intel Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 2.4GHz w/ 2x4MB Cache at Memory Express

Mem Crucial Ballistix - PC2 6400
Crucial BallistiX 2GB PC2-6400 Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 1GB) at Memory Express

HDD 250 plus maybe a 750 or 500 as well
SEAGATE 250GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II w/ NCQ, 16MB Cache at Memory Express

Power Antec tru power trio 550W
Antec TruePower Trio 550W Power Supply w/ Triple +12V at Memory Express

Case Cooler Master Centurion 534
Cooler Master Centurion 534, Black w/ Window at Memory Express

Graphics eVGA e-GeForce 8800 GT
eVGA e-GeForce 8800 GT SuperClocked 512MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out at Memory Express

DVD Drive x2 probably.
ASUS DRW-1814BLT 18x Dual Layer DVD+/-RW w/ Lightscribe, SATA, Black (Retail) at Memory Express

OS XP Pro for now
Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/ SP2B, OEM at Memory Express

289.95 GFX
139.95 MOBO
279.95 Core
79.95 Memory
69.95 HDD
99.95 Power
69.95 Case
44.95 DVD
139.95 OS
Total (aprox): $1214.55


Modified it slightly
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Looks like it's gonna be a one bada_ _ build! nice picks.
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is that PSU going to be enough to run a Quad Core and a GTS card? or should I opt for maybe a 750W?
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your ok with that one... I have a 600W with:

quad core
8800GTS 640mb
3 hard drives
sound card
and I still have loads of juice left...

wattage is nice, but it's the AMPS on the 12V rails that make the difference, this one will give you 54AMPS... very nice.
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Holy **** I forgot about Sound cards???

Do I need a spare one or is the intergrated enough?
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