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[New System]What HD?

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February 27, 2010 6:36:12 PM

I just got a new system and will put it all together when I go back to Brazil (I'm currently on USA).
I am kinda gamer/overclocker person with low budget.

EVGA P55 FTW
Intel Core i7 860
Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B
2x2GB G.Skill ECO 7-8-7-24 - 1.35v
Corsair 750HX
Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced Case
And some case fans.
No VGA, waiting for nVidia GF100 and price war.
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Now my question is what HD should I get? My budget for Hard Drives is U$ 250.00.

Thank you for the help.

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February 27, 2010 6:45:02 PM

Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The 2 TB WD Black and LX from Seagate are good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly.
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February 27, 2010 6:50:55 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The 2 TB WD Black and LX from Seagate are good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly.



+1 to the above statement.


On a Side Note.....
I think Jack has this copied for quick pasting today...lol
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February 27, 2010 7:30:54 PM

So I think I will stick to Seagate, it's quieter and it has been my no. 1 choice over the years.
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