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HDD help? Size and RPMs

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April 12, 2012 5:07:16 PM

Here are the candidates for the budget gaming PC I'm hoping to build:

Brand: Western Digital
Capacity: 500 GB
RPM: 7200
Cache: 16
Warrenty: 3 years limited
Price: $80

Brand: Seagate
Capacity: 1 TB
RPM: 7200
Cache: 32
Warrenty: 2 years limited
Price: $100

Brand: Seagate
Capacity: 1.5 TB
RPM: 5900
Cache: 64
Warrenty: 2 years limited
Price: $95

Let me know if more info is required.

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April 12, 2012 5:39:19 PM

Well, price wise, the 1.5TB is a better deal. ($/GB)

Performance wise, the 1TB is a better deal.

Since this will be your only drive in the PC (I assume), then go for the 7200rpm drive. It'll perform a bit better than the 5900rpm drive.

If it were for a storage drive, then the 1.5TB would be it.
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April 12, 2012 6:05:22 PM

Great answer! Thank you. So the WD isn't worth it all compared to the other two?
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April 12, 2012 6:58:18 PM

Best answer selected by myth1485.
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April 13, 2012 2:01:26 PM

myth1485 said:
Great answer! Thank you. So the WD isn't worth it all compared to the other two?


It's just that for $20 you can have twice the storage and twice the cache. The third option is too slow and the higher cache it has doesn't override the benefit of having a higher spin speed.
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