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What hard drive should I use for a gaming PC?

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May 6, 2010 11:45:57 PM

Building a $1200-$1400 gaming PC that will be mostly for shooters and mmorpgs. What hard drive should I use for it? Picked this out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . It any good? Could anyone suggest anything better?

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May 6, 2010 11:46:44 PM

Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The 2 TB WD Black and XT from Seagate are good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly
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May 7, 2010 12:00:10 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The 2 TB WD Black and XT from Seagate are good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly
The Seagate 7200.12 has a much lower rating than the Spinpoint F3 on newegg, and doesn't seem to be as reliable. Are there no better hard drives to choose from?
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