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Old 05-07-2009, 04:24 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: umm need a bit of help please

Why does the blue only have a maximum of 16mb cache and the green has 32mb?

Hmm I wasn't aware that the SE16 drives were the blues.

The 640GB is the same price as the green 640gb

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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I'm pretty sure he's right, the blue caviars are the middle range (what were the best before the blacks were out and the greens are the low end budget drives.

But anyway, you cant really build a newegg build from usa parts change alot over here in terms in availability and price/performance, if you wanted to get a cheap build to last this would be good.

EDIT: MAN! i double posted in another thread and i wasn't sure what i did, now i realize my build i made for you is gone, i don't have time to make it now but when i get home i'll show you a nice build. this is a good site for parts if you just buy a card which is probably your best route until you want to spend about 1k. Online Computer Store - Umart onlineŽ Your one stop Computer Shop for computer parts,notebook and new system
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Ya I figured out he is right. I just think its odd that the Blues only have 16mb cache if they are supposed to be midrange. They also cap at 750gb when the greens have a 1.5tb drive now
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Default Re: umm need a bit of help please

What you're getting confused with is the 'quality' part of the equation. This might sound cliche, but size doesn't matter. The actual operation of the drive is what makes it better/worse.

You're right though, it is weird that the green as 32Mb of cache over a 16Mb blue cache
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Ok now if your willing to spend about 1000 this is what you would get for your money.

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450w corasir power supply
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and cheapish case of your choice.

You could swap to a cheaper e5200 and intel board combo which would save you a bout 100 or so. But this is alot better for the extra, Here in australia, youre really not going to get your moneys worth under 1000 without going with cheaper un reliable branded components. I was originally going to get you a 710 amd cpu but they dont seeem to be common here in australia, you may also save some cash buyign from msy, but umart usually has pretty similar prices. If i were you i would just upgrade the ram and gpu for now, then later on when your willign tp upgrade, come on here and i can make a proper build for you.
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