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Hey guys,

I've decided on these components, and would just like some sort of blessing, saying they are O.K and will work splendidly together.

Antec Nine Hundred black miditower
Corsair Powersupply 550W Bulk, black, ATX/EPS, 120mm fan, 4xSATA, SLI
Asus P5K, P35, Socket-775, DDR2, ATX, GbLAN, PCI-Ex16
Intel Core? 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz, Socket LGA775, 6MB, 1333Mhz BOXED w/fan
Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's
Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM
EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB GDDR3,PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I, with CRYSIS
NEC DVD-brenner AD-7200S Black OEM SATA
Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Professional, 64MB, EAX® ADVANCED HD
Microsoft Digital Media PRO Keyboard, USB, PS/2, Zoom
Logitech G9 Laser Mouse

Hope anyone can help me out. Thanks :)
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  1. what about getting seagate 7200.11 with 32 cache with 750 gigs. Figure it will be faster.
  2. q6600 if you do mult. Processing or looking down the road seems like a better investment.
  3. I figured there'd be better parts, but this is a package kind of, so I can't really alter much. Is it good as it is?
  4. Would a seagate GREATLY improve speed or what? 16MB to 32MB cache?
  5. budget, use???

    the cahce size will influence seek times, if i'm correct... always better to have a bigger cache, though i'd think that 16mb should do the trick...
  6. I'll mostly be playing FPS games and such.
    From what I've read, the WD is less noisy and the gains from the Barracuda's heightened cache is hardly (if at all) noticeable.. so I'll stick with the WD I think.
  7. From what I've read in http://techreport.com/articles.x/13440/3, it seems the WD disk I've got on the system I'm getting is better on most tests.. Think I'll go for it.
  8. Bless You.

    Looks like a nice package. You could make some minor tweeks. I'd recommend a quad 6600, but the E8400 will get you going fine.
  9. I'd stick with that WD, it's a fantastic drive.
    Don't like the NEC reviews. Can you get a Samsung instead, for example?
    I assume the PSU is a 550VX, right? It's good.

    On the whole, yeah, go for it, it will be a great PC. :)

    Edit: CPU - if you spend most of the time playing games, and you're not into Flight Simulator, then the E8400 is a better choice than Q6600, no worries.
  10. really heard seagate barra was way to go.
  11. As a package it is very good. Don't change a thing.
  12. Well, yeah, normally Seagate Barracuda disks are great. However, newegg reviews for this 750GB model scare me.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16822148298

    The WD7500AAKS is $15 cheaper. Also, it gets 5 eggs from 68% of Newegg reviewers (47% for the Seagate).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136131

    There's an interesting discussion here:
    http://forums.storagereview.net/index.php?showtopic=26321
  13. It's a VX, yeah :)
    In respect to HD, though, would a Samsung F1 750GB 32MB cached drive be better? A guy I know said "you can't go wrong with samsung".
  14. OK; I'm able to get a Samsung F1 750GB instead of the WD 750GB. Is this a wise choice?
  15. Just need to know if the WD HD really -is- any good, anxious about if it will disappoint me.
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