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My new build, good one?

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February 7, 2010 7:35:00 PM
February 7, 2010 9:21:55 PM

Your build looks go... except
1) You don't have a HDD listed. I would go with the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB, as your drive.
2) I would go this G.SKILL Ripjaws Cas7 for $10 more.
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February 7, 2010 9:40:51 PM

taking your advice on the memory. I didn't list hd because it put me over budget ill have to reuse an old one for now. Wife gave me 1000 to play with and im already 36 over. Maybe ill just buy it and beg for forgiveness
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February 7, 2010 9:49:59 PM

It is always better to ask forgiveness than ask for permission.. :D 
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February 7, 2010 11:18:11 PM

I'm just going to put this out there... Hard drives are very seriously the biggest bottleneck in most modern systems. You've got a monstrous build there, but "My Computer" will take 10 seconds to load anyway because your hard drive is being an arse... but then, it is pretty hard to take apart a good 5870 or i5 to make room for an HD or SSD/HD hybrid system.

Good luck with the forgiveness, then.
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February 7, 2010 11:23:13 PM

Get a nice CPU cooler, and OC the crap out of the i5-750. You should be able to beat i7-975 levels of preformace.
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February 7, 2010 11:28:22 PM

So being that a hard drive is such a bottleneck is a ssd the answer or just a better standard drive.
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February 7, 2010 11:37:07 PM

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a great drive and is one of the best you can get outside of an SSD. A SSD is out of your budge, so the Samsung is your best alternative IMO.
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February 7, 2010 11:48:24 PM

Yeh. Or a Velciraptor can be cool. Or a WD 2tb black.
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February 11, 2010 6:28:38 PM

WD 2tb black and the 500gb Samsung Spinpoint F3 are both excellent drives... It all depends on how much money you're willing to allocate to storage.
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February 11, 2010 6:31:15 PM

I thinkt the better choice is the 1tb F3, over the 500gb f3, 500gb can get filled realy quick.
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February 11, 2010 6:57:37 PM

You should try to find a way to squeeze in the 500GB F3 drive. Actually, I just checked and the F3 isn't currently available on Newegg. The Seagate 500GB 7200.12 drive would be a nice second choice. Since you're already over budget, you could go with a cheaper case to partially pay for the HD.

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $39.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $54.99
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February 11, 2010 6:59:34 PM

The Antec 200 looks ugly, if you care abouyt that sort of thing.
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February 11, 2010 7:02:17 PM

builderbobftw said:
The Antec 200 looks ugly, if you care abouyt that sort of thing.

That's your opinion. Maybe the OP will like the looks of it. I just suggested it because it is so much cheaper. He was looking for a way to squeeze in a new HD. The case was the one spot where he was overspending IMO.
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February 11, 2010 7:03:18 PM

Yeh, I'm just saying that the the Antec 200 is the ugly duckling of the Antec 200/300/900/902/1200 seris.
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February 11, 2010 7:13:05 PM

builderbobftw said:
Yeh, I'm just saying that the the Antec 200 is the ugly duckling of the Antec 200/300/900/902/1200 seris.

If you don't like the Antec 200, you won't like the Antec 600, which is the big ugly duckling than... :lol: 
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