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Old 07-11-2005, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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building a new computer, kinda on a budget. What i mean by budget is that im building it with high end **** like 6800Ultra and athlon 64 3700 socket 939, but as for hard drive and all that other **** im trying to get for cheaper.

I am knowledgable about SATA but i was wondering if the hard drive really has anything to do with gaming performance besides load times cause if it doesnt, im getting this


since its so cheap. I had pretty much the same thing on my old but 120GB and thru WD. Always a champ. Basically since load times arent as big a deal to me, willl this be fine for my speed demon?

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right, sata and pata interfaces won't make much performance difference...at least yet. i'd say go for it.

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Old 07-11-2005, 04:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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either this or this
Seagate make the most reliable drive IMO, next to Seagate is WD, which some people prefer. either way, Seagate and WD make good hard drives
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From my experience, Seagate are cool, quiet and very reliable, Western Digital are more noisy, run hotter, and have a slightly higher performance. You can't go wrong with either.

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Worst buy has a 160 GB Western Digital IDE after MIR for 40 bucks.
6600GT PCI-E for sale/Trade. Check the FS/FT forums on tech-forums for details.
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