Harddrive is what im hung up on. I would have bought the 1tb wd caviar black if they had it in store, and sense im having to order parts online i might as well take a closer look at other HDs and possibly the 650gb. I dont want to spend money on a raptor but if i find a good deal somewhere id love one. I originally was just gunna get a 320g 16m western digital for like 50 then decided nah $100 for a 1tb caviar black. But I didnt know if the 650 being smaller, i think it has 1 less plate? would perform better? I read some benchmarks somewhere it was actually barely behind the 1tb in some tests, and in like 1 or 2 rare tests it was barely ahead. Just looking for suggestions on HDs.
If thats tltr im wondering whether performance wise to go with a smaller caviar black or larger 1tb, or possibly other. I kinda want one of those though. Im a little confused as to why a 1tb with same buffer caviar black doesnt perform as much as a 2tb. And if this applies to 650 vs 1tb.
onto graphics card i already have (1) 8800gts, and just gunna use that in the new comp, but wanted to in the future do sli hence psu and mb.
dvd burner i already have as well, will just be putting it in new one.
Interested on thoughts on harddrive and how much difference will it actually make. Again i game alot, i download alot which inturn leads to converting alot of things and burning on dvds.
If people need to know, i have a 20in samsung 206bw
And a suggestion on the graphics card...
Currently there are more powerful graphic cards available under $300, that can beat the 8800GTS SLI in most of the benchmarks...So rather than going with SLI, upgrade to a single powerful card...
Thanks alot for the help, I currently and probably for awhile, am just gunna keep using the 8800 and ya, i didnt intend to probably sli with it, but got the mb and psu so i could sli in general in the future. The 8800 does what i need it to do currently with an amd x2 6600 and 2 gigs. But im gunna check out cards as well, though itll be dangerous! Because ill probably end up getting a new card.
But thanks ill make sure if i do upgrade it wont be a 2nd one, rather than 1 better card.
As far as Disk Drives..whats more important speed or capacity?..if you can afford go ssd with a hard drive to get the best of both worlds..if not..jus get an wd black..they are great drives for the price.