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Old 04-25-2005, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default *new Ram/harddrive* Help

hey guys can you tell me whats better?

1) Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA/150 300GB 7200RPM 16MB Buffer

2) Seagate 300GB ST-3300831AS Barracuda 7200.8 SATA w/NCQ Hard Disk

3) Western Digital Caviar SATA (WD2500JD) 250GB 7200RPM 8MB Buffer

4) HITACHI Deskstar 7K80 HDS728080PLA380 -0A30356 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA II Hard Drive

whats the best one? if there is something better please list it.


1) Corsair XMS TWINX Matched Pairs XMS4000 DDR500 2x512MB 184-pin DIMM (TWINX1024-4000)

2) OCZ PC-3200 DDR400 Enhanced Latency ECC Registered 1GB (2x512MB) Dual Channel Kit CAS2 (OCZ4001024ELERDC-K)

3) Corsair XMS TWINX Matched Pairs XMS3200 DDR400 2x512MB 184-pin DIMM (TWINX1024-3200C2)

and would all of it work on a DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 nForce4 SLI w/ Dual-Ch DDR400, Dual Gb LAN, PCI-Express (SLI), SATA 3Gb/s, Dual RAID, 8-Ch Audio, SPDIF, IEEE??

please help me out guys im not really that good with this stuff yet im still learning thanks for your help

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Old 04-25-2005, 03:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Seagate or Western Digital
personally I'd go for the Seagate, because they've always worked well in my experiences. plus there's 50GB more in your choices.

for RAM, I'd go with 2 sticks of G.Skill RAM
if not, then go for PQI or OCZ (they are almost identical to each other)

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Seagate or WD, and once again I would go seagate. Maxtor are the fastest out of all of those, but catch fire and crap.

For the RAM, I would pick up some G. Skill sticks
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Again, agreed on WD or SG for the HDs, but SG more than WD.

If you are not overclocking, then I wouldnt recommend buying expensive RAM like what you have listed.

I recommend just sticking with Corsair or Kingston value RAM. I find that lower latencies only show up when you benchmark, and even then it doesnt make a huge difference there, either.

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I agree. WD or Seagate. All RAM thats there is a good choice IMO
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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well, being the different person i am, i would get the WD, ive always liked WD and never had issues with their drives.

the ram, it depends on what you are planning on doing, if you want to OC then its best to get something from OCZ, PQI or g.skill. if not, just get kingston hyperX they're really cheap and have decent timings.
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would go with the Seagate, its the only one there that comes with a 5-year warranty
Also, be careful with getting Registered Ram, ensure your motherboard can support it.

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