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Old 02-17-2006, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im thinking of buying a computer and i was wondering which hard drive is best for a gamer


80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (10000RPM) [subtract $810]


160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/ Native Command Queuing [subtract $890]


250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) [subtract $820]
May delay your XPS 600 ship date


500GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM) [subtract $520]
May delay your XPS 600 ship date


160GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 80GB 10K SATA2 HDDs) [subtract $650]


160GB Data Security RAID 1 (2 x 160GB SATA HDDs w/ Native Command Queuing) [subtract $790]


320GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 160GB SATA HDDs w/ Native Command Queuing) [subtract $790]


250GB Data Security RAID 1 (2 x 250GB SATA HDDs) [subtract $660]
May delay your XPS 600 ship date


500GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 250GB SATA HDDs) [subtract $660]
Lots of storage for music, video, backups, etc.
May delay your XPS 600 ship date


500GB Data Security RAID 1 (2 x 500GB SATA II HDDs) add $0
May delay your XPS 600 ship date


1TB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 500GB SATA II HDDs) [Included in Price]
May delay your XPS 600 ship date
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Dude, dont get a dell.................................

The best performance would probably come from the RAID 0 with the 10K RPM drives
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160GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 80GB 10K SATA2 HDDs) [subtract $650]
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what would be the differnce between geting the
1TB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 500GB SATA II HDDs)
vs.
160GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 80GB 10K SATA2 HDDs)
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The 10K drives are faster than the 7200RPM ones.
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Dude, dont get a dell.................................
Thats the main point that should be made here its soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better to just build your own.

first of all you can get AMD CPU's and you can overclock, its cheaper, you're also either getting 2 7800GTX's in sli when its cheaper to just get a X1900XT and it will perform better (or just wait till mid march when the 7900's are supposted to come out) or you're getting the one with a 6800GT which will last you about another year and a half but games are advancing faster than video cards are, The dell cases look crappy, you would be going with intel dual core when a 4400 X2 is a beter CPU cause intel's memory divider is in the north bridge and not on the CPU (or at leasts thats what i've heard).

and the one biggest thing...................... you dont get the joy of building your own custom machine!

But do what ever you want and dont listen to 99.9% of the forum members on weather or not to buy a dell.
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Do NOT buy a dell, do not EVER buy another Desktop computer EVER again.

Don't know how to build a computer?
Don't know the difference between Memory and Harddrive space?
Did not know that you have to press the power button to turn on your computer?

Well you're in luck, because you're at Tech-Forums, browse around the custom-computer threads and within days you'll learn all that you need to know about building a computer.

If you have any questions you can PM any of the senior members here or me, building a computer is not hard at all. There must be at least a million threads about what are the best parts to get for each specific price-range.

Good luck, and have fun building your computer. Unless you are not going to listen to us....
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Definitly build a computer. There are several advantages to doing so.

1) CHEAPER

2) You get total control over what goes into your machine

3) Its a fun and satisfying experience

4) If you have two hands and a Phillips screwdriver, you can do it
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**** those are some expensive hard drives.
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