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Old 11-14-2007, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello;

I'm in a bit of a hurry about making these changes because I need to order before this Friday so any input would be greatly appreciated.

I'm set for the WD 150GB Raptor as my Primary HD

Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

I was "setting" my eyes for this HD for Storage:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

The last and most important thing I really need input is for a new PSU ( spec of my PC are on my sig)

These are the options I was looking so far:

Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB, CE, CSA, UL, FCC - Retail

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2 ATX12V v2.01 550W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV, FCC - Retail

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV,FCC - Retail

One last thing.. the PSU can't exceed the $99 barrier, my budget for this is around $460.

Comments, input, recommendations, e.c.t are welcome..

Thank you for taking your time and help me out guys, I really appreciate .

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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

get that or the StealthXStream
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Consider this: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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Surprisingly, no one mentioned what I think is really the best:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

These suckers are just released. There is a 500GB, 750GB (not on Newegg yet), and a whopping 1TB model.

With a 32MB cache, these are what I recommend.
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They currently don't have the Corsair that you posted, one question though Looking at the spec I noticed that the Corsair have a single rail and the StealthXStream have 4 is there any huge difference?? I mean both PSU support SLI so the only other difference I can think of is that the StealthXStream have only 3x SATA conectors and the CORSAIR have 6x.
Anything else that I should know??
As of now I'm thinking getting the Stealth.
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They currently don't have the Corsair that you posted, one question though Looking at the spec I noticed that the Corsair have a single rail and the StealthXStream have 4 is there any huge difference?? I mean both PSU support SLI so the only other difference I can think of is that the StealthXStream have only 3x SATA conectors and the CORSAIR have 6x.
Anything else that I should know??
As of now I'm thinking getting the Stealth.
I hear single rails are slightly better, but I don't think it matters overall that much.

The best way to compare is just to count the amps.

The CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX has 41 amps on the +12v rail. The OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS has 72 amps across the four +12v rails, so the OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS would provide much more power. The other rails are less important.
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Surprisingly, no one mentioned what I think is really the best:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

These suckers are just released. There is a 500GB, 750GB (not on Newegg yet), and a whopping 1TB model.

With a 32MB cache, these are what I recommend.
I have seen the 1TB with the whooping 32MB cache which is very nice btw, but the only that I had saw 750GB with 32MB cache so far is Hitachi brand.
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I hear single rails are slightly better, but I don't think it matters overall that much.

The best way to compare is just to count the amps.

The CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX has 41 amps on the +12v rail. The OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS has 72 amps across the four +12v rails, so the OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS would provide much more power. The other rails are less important.
So I can get the OCZ StealthXStream with confidence then?
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I have seen the 1TB with the whooping 32MB cache which is very nice btw, but the only that I had saw 750GB with 32MB cache so far is Hitachi brand.
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So I can get the OCZ StealthXStream with confidence then?
Seagate makes three drives with a 32MB cache. They come in 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB sizes, and all have the 7200.11 model number. I would pick one of those.

Statistically, the OCZ StealthXStream is better. Since it's cheaper, it makes me wonder. I personally don't know which power supplies are 'quality' ones, and which ones are 'cheap' ones. But, yes, the OCZ StealthXStream seems fine to me.
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