My birthday is coming up in 3 months and I'm trying to figure out what I should get. I'm thinking that I'll be able to get 1 of 2 options.
Option 1: A 150 gig Raptor Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
. I am looking for a drive that will load things fast as my current drive (an old sata western digital 80gig) is easily hindering some of my computer's performance.
Option 2: A 320 gig Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
an ATI TV Wonder 650 Newegg.com - ATI 100-715331 PCI Interface TV Wonder 650 - High Definition Personal Video Recorder for PC - Retail
I'm leaning heavily towards option 2, but don't necessarily want to throw away the first option because I already have a TV tuner (it was $20 and definitely delivers $20 worth, so it was a good buy since it does it's job, but you could compare the quality to a tv you find laying in the street probably).
I've heard nice things about the ATI 650, but does anyone else have another tuner which they think is better? Any input is appreciated. On a side note, I'm thinking about possibly asking for a DX10 card for Christmas.
I guess I'll also throw in a completely random option: video games. I have a 360, and that wireless steering wheel looks like fun (I bought Forza 2, awesome game), or possibly guitar hero 2 (even though I use frets on fire, google it if you don't know what that is), or just other games.
Thanks in advance for replies.