Originally posted by Jam3s-Zer0
Sorry but on a gaming PC you shouldnt need 250gb.
Also its not similar speeds if you set them 2 hdds up with raid 0 and tbh it isnt that much more expensive for the results. If you changed the gfx card to a NVIDIA 7800 Series you would get that extra cash back, since you said " the ultimate gaming pc" that extra speed helps.
Never heard of having to use a floppy disk on a sata hd :/
Just abit of friendly advise and have fun building your new system.
Yeah but this isn't just a gamin PC, will have things on it such as music, photo's just these things arent what im basing the computer round, everything i get i want it to run games best and apps second.
ok i said the ultimate gaming PC but i also said for £1400. I have had much advice from many other forums that the new sata2 drives are almost the same as raptor drives but are much cheaper, so for bang for buck sata2 is far better. Having 2 drives in raid0 also increeases the chances of loosing data and if one goes it all goes.
Having 2 GPU's in SLI isnt that much better, its more or a gimmick that companies use to make more sales, im not saying its not better but its far better to buy a top of the range graphics card and then upgrade again in a couple more years when its outdated to the newer top of the range card and spend exactly same price.
yes sata requires floppy to install windows
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