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Best Noticable Gaming Performance? (HDD and keyboard+mouse)

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April 26, 2009 5:36:32 AM

I'm configuring a PC and Cyberpowerpc.com and I'm stubbed on two choices, both similar pricing:

#1:
150GB Velociraptor HDD 10,000 rpm 16mb cache + 500GB 7200rpm HDD 16MB cache

#2:
1TB Raid0 HDD 7200rpm 16mb cache
Razor Lycosa keyboard and Razor Lachesis mouse.

I was wondering which do you think will be the best noticeable difference in gaming? including physically and PC speed.

p.s. just so you know, I have never used a high-quality gaming keyboard or mouse, ever.

-thanks!
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2009 7:00:41 AM

The Velociraptor isn't going to do much for gaming performance on a 4GB system. It's just going to improve load times slightly.

Far better to have that 1TB of storage and the mouse.
a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2009 3:15:00 PM

what games do you play? Also what lvl do you play (casual or hardcore) for FPS a good mouse can be a god send, especially one with adjustable DPI. A keyboard is really more useful for MMORPG and RTS games where a person is likey to need a lot of macros. Personaly I like devices like the logitech g13 and belkin nostromo as opposed to gaming keyboards.

Many modern 1TB drives are very fast. I would go with the 2nd option. but mybe get it with a standard keyboard and mouse. gaming devices should be heavily researched before you invest in them.
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