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Old 07-07-2009, 07:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have added -
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
and Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

so that takes care of the cpu heatsink unless there are any other suggestions.
I need- DVD burner and more advice/recommendations on switching to ssd. Is it worth it? And also is it worth it to buy vista and get the free upgrade? Which version of Win7 will I get? Or should I just use the Win7 RC until it comes out.
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For the same cost, the SSD will blow the velociraptor out of the water speed wise. You lose space, but that's what your 1tb drive is for.
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For the same cost, the SSD will blow the velociraptor out of the water speed wise. You lose space, but that's what your 1tb drive is for.
I forgot to mention that I do a good bit of gaming. I was planning on putting some of my games on the velociraptor. Will I lose much speed in games if I go the ssd route? I'm also worried from reading about how much of a hassle setting up a ssd can be for vista. Will going straight to Win7 make it easier to setup the ssd?
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The SSD is actually a lot faster than an overpriced Velociraptor
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What hassle? It's just a SATA connection, works like a regular HDD.

You will see noticeable performance gains going to an SSD. 60gb is enough to install a few games and such.
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I really like these Samsung DVD Burners but NewEgg has them listed as Deactivated. I've easily bought at least a dozen of them for my PC's and my friends PC's. They must have a new model coming out to replace them as they have always been popular.

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SSD is expensive but fast. The Raptors are expensive and slow in comparison to SSD. I'll be buying one for Windows 7 when my upgrade is installed

I would buy the Vista 64-bit with the Windows 7 upgrade. As I understand it you'll have a choice of either 32 or 64-bit with the upgrade. And yes it's worth it
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What hassle? It's just a SATA connection, works like a regular HDD.

You will see noticeable performance gains going to an SSD. 60gb is enough to install a few games and such.
Thats just from what I read on the recommended ssd drive's reviews. I know these forums do not give newegg reviews much credit;however, I just couldnt help but notice the problems others have had. I am expecting Windows 7 to be alot easier to setup. I would like to know if my free Windows 7 edition would be the premium edition or if I would have the choice to get Professional. I would prefer the pro version
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It depends on the version of Vista that your buying.

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Thats just from what I read on the recommended ssd drive's reviews. I know these forums do not give newegg reviews much credit;however, I just couldnt help but notice the problems others have had. I am expecting Windows 7 to be alot easier to setup. I would like to know if my free Windows 7 edition would be the premium edition or if I would have the choice to get Professional. I would prefer the pro version
I think all the RC's usually give you Ultimate (I know Vista's did a couple years back)
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One thing to keep in mind with SSD's is they are different form normal hard drives, for example you should never defrag them. That said I think the Vertex is a far better choice than the Velociraptor.

This anadtech article is pretty long but it contains a lot of great info on SSD's and in my opinion is a must read for anyone considering buying one.

AnandTech: The SSD Anthology: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ

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