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Old 08-09-2006, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

I'm going to build a new PC, I hope in a month or less, and this is my configuration.

Asus M2N-SLI-Deluxe NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Dual Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID $159.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.40GHz / 1MB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket AM2 / Dual-Core (Windsor) / Processor with Fan $255.99

OCZ Dual Channel EL Platinum XTC 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) $219.99

Pioneer DVR-110DBK / 16x8x16x DVD+RW / 16x6x16x DVD-RW / 8x DVD+R DL / 40x32x40x CD-RW / Black/ OEM DVD Burner with Software $42.99

EVGA GeForce 7900 GT KO / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV $279.99

I was thinking if I should buy a 320GB HD, or two 160GB HD's to configure them in RAID 0 so it could be faster. And, wich brand is better Maxtor, Seagate or Western Digital. Although Seagate and Maxtor are the same owners but is there any difference in their performance?

I have to add there the case

My budget is around $1,200, but if I need to I'll wait some more and get some more money. Also, I live in Puerto Rico so higher shipping applies. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.

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Old 08-09-2006, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't post saying Newegg or ZipZoomFly are better, because Newegg charges an extremely high tax for Puerto Rico Purchases and ZipZoomFly doesn't ships to Puerto Rico.

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Looks good, I'd go with Seagate or Western Digital. Maxtor is horrible...
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea, I'd also go for either Seagate or Western Digital.


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Old 08-09-2006, 02:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess i'll get the better priced. If you now of any website just let me now. Thanks,
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i have 2 seagate 160gig hard drives in RAID 0 and love it....use that for games and OS and stuff....and my 320 gig seagate for general storage.
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What do you think about this

Western Digital / Caviar SE / 160GB / 7200 / 8MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

I'll configure them in RAID 0 mode for faster game play
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I was thinking about OC wich watercooling do you recommend for socket AM2??

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