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What way of storage should i go for a gaming rig?

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August 13, 2011 4:42:44 AM

i'm planning to build a gaming computer within the next few months and atm im researching and learning what will work best for me. ive dealt with single HD for a good while but i was wandering as far as speed and practicality goes what would be best for gaming?

this is what i have in mind.

a single HD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

2 HD's in raid 0 - Western Digital RE4 500GB

SSD boot and 1 HD - OCZ Vertex 3 60gb and Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb

im not sure what would work best for me atm but any incite would be much appreciated.

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August 13, 2011 5:03:59 AM

Well if you're considering 1TB, you really have to go with the Samsung Spinpoint F3 because it has better platter density. It's only $60 and will perform better than the Western Digital: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can afford a SSD.. windows 7 will take up at least 20gb max.. and each games average 7-8gb.. could be more lol I keep them on my external HDD so I never bother checking :)  I wouldn't go for the OCZ.. I would purchase a Crucial m4 instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 17, 2011 12:13:15 AM

I too am trying to set up a Gaming System and I am really unfamiliar with SSD drives at all. Would I be putting my OS, MS Office, and Games on the SSD 128g drive (rather a small drive?) and use the 1TB drive for other stuff? My build which I intend to purchase this week would be listed below

Games which will be played on this system (BF3, CODxx, Diablo III, Skyrim)

CPU - Intel 2600 I7
MB - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000)
GPU - EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
CASE - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0


HDD ?? or SSD ?

Wintermint - listed Crucial M4 Drive.
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (199.00 usd)

How are Intel SSD Drives? 510 series 120gig = 279.00 usd
250gig = 579.00 usd

or do I do a Raid 0 (2x Hdds 64meg cache) or Raid 10 (4x Hdds)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (65.00 each)

Any Help would be most appreciated. I am looking for Ease of Setup overall...
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August 17, 2011 2:39:32 PM

Mad Dog 2112 said:
*SNIP*


lol im building mine for Skyrim too!!!

i've heard ssd's dont handle applications like games very well but im not sure how true that is... honestly i was going to go with a 60gb ssd boot and pretty much only use it for the boot.
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