Hello. I'm building a new PC in literally a few days, in excitement for Skyrim. The problem is that Hard Drive prices have like tripled, and I'm in a tricky situation. I'm buying monitor, keyboard, OS etc as well. I want this system to cost less then 1.1 grand, but 1.15 grand is the absolute limit, but its the abolsute limit, so I want to stay in the safe zone.
Anyway, about this situation, I'm stuck between WD Caviar Green and WD Caviar Black. The specs are both the same (Sata 6gb/s, 64mb cache, 7200rpm) but the Caviar Black is £60 more. Apparently the Caviar Black has higher performance, but I don't exactly see how. Here are my specs:
GTX 550 ti
Corsair Carbide 500r White Edition
Intel Stock Cooler
8GB Corsair Vengeance
Viewsonic 1680x1050 120hz (No 3D vision)
Does the Caviar Black actually have better gaming performance/speeds or is it not worth £60?
PS: Does 64mb over 32mb cache make much of a difference in performance?
I'd go for the 750GB Caviar Black over a 1TB Caviar Green.
I forgot to mention, Sata 3 6Gbps doesn't matter (over SATA 2 3Gbps) and 64MB of cache really doesn't give you much over 32MB of cache. If you can find a Sata2, 32MB cache version for cheaper I'd probably go with that.