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Old 09-11-2007, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz $279

CPU COOLER Thermaltake CL-P0114 $44


Mobo GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R $129

Memory Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) $110

Video XFX PVT80GGHD4 GeForce 8800GTS 320MB $309

HDD1 Western Digital Caviar 750GB $189

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All of that inside this case:

Case XCLIO Windtunnel $129





Total Cost with Shipping and Tax: $1,317
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whoa... imho i think you could do better with that budget
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Theres actually a different memory equal to the ballistix now on newegg for cheaper, and unless you need the wi-fi that comes with the p5k deluxe you can save some money by getting a gigabyte p35-ds3r. Havent seen that case before, looks interesting, i wonder how well it cools compared to the antec 900, doesnt look like theres a top exhaust fan on it. Also ditch the raptor and jsut get a WD 750gb, supposedly they have very close to identical performance and you get a ton more storage space.
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I'm guessing your getting the 150GB raptor for access speeds? After lurking for a while now the Western Digital Caviar SE16 has always been suggested in its place, as it runs just as fast (Despite reading 7200). Same price as the 10k but will give you another 200GB of storage too.

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I'm guessing your getting the 150GB raptor for access speeds? After lurking for a while now the Western Digital Caviar SE16 has always been suggested in its place, as it runs just as fast (Despite reading 7200). Same price as the 10k but will give you another 200GB of storage too.

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Honestly, I would love to have my main data drive have the fastest access time, as to why I selected the 10k RPM Raptor. I don't think I need the 750, but If there was something smaller, i.e. cheaper, maybe.

Or do you think I should get the 750 and dump my second HDD?
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whoa... imho i think you could do better with that budget
I am throwing a bit of money at it but I figure I won't upgrade again for awhile.

What are some suggestions for comparable quality/performance at a cheaper price?
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dump your second hdd...


the 750 has raptor speeds and its 750gb!!!!!!!
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Just dump the raptor and get a single 750 instead of 2 drives, not to mention how much louder the raptor is going to be than the 750.
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looking good man!!
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