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December 31, 2010 6:02:27 PM

I am building a gaming computer because now i have a laptop. I am buying a new case, psu, hard drive, cpu, and eventually a gpu after i sell my current one. I am keeping my mother board, ram, and cd drive. I was wondering if i should buy a large hard drive with decent read/write speed, or an average size hard drive that has a fast read/write speed. I was looking at a large hard drive with a decent read/write speed http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for what seems like a reasonable price. Could someone tell me if this would be a good hard drive for a gaming pc?

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January 2, 2011 5:45:20 PM

Do not use green power hard drive. They have lower rotational speed (5400rmp). If you want performance, go with WD black (7200rpm).

Better solution: SSD for OS (fast boot), and large drive that is 7200rpm for you apps, games, etc.

I have 150GB WD raptor (10,000rpm) for OS and apps, and the rest on 1TB drive.
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January 2, 2011 7:39:36 PM

Yes but, I have a BUDGET.
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January 2, 2011 9:29:56 PM

I would just go for the size you want and make sure its a 7200rpm drive. They are fast enough and once what ever your working with is in RAM it dosnt matter.
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January 3, 2011 10:16:29 AM

Hi jrwizbang! That one isn't so bad but seagate are not the most reliable drives, there more prone to crash or die a western digital caviar blue will do just fine it's quite fast and very reliable and I just found one which I think will suite you best. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 3, 2011 6:58:53 PM

Best answer selected by jrwizbang.
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January 3, 2011 6:59:21 PM

Flyingsparrow101 said:
Hi jrwizbang! That one isn't so bad but seagate are not the most reliable drives, there more prone to crash or die a western digital caviar blue will do just fine it's quite fast and very reliable and I just found one which I think will suite you best. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks dude. Right in my price range too!
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