Solid build... I see no major issues, even with the Caviar Black (but Alvin is right the others are faster / cheaper).
Also, you'll need to purchase an aftermarket cooler like Alvin stated, since you plan to Overclock sometime down the road. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is your best option for price to performance.
Can I ask where the benchmarks are that show the Samsung and Seagate beating out the 64MB Cache version of the Caviar Black 1TB? I see that TH tested the older one with 32MB cache and it was under the others, but the new one has revamped the platters to get more speed.
I also plan to buy a cooler when I plan to overclock, I highly doubt Im going to be overclocking for at least a year or so.
Okay... based on this review... http://techreport.com/articles.x/18467/1 I would give the edge to the WD Black against the Seagate 7200.12 (Samsung was not included). As I mentioned, you will be fine going with the WD and I take back my statement on the Seagate 7200.12 being faster (outside of boot times)
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The reason I chose the Caviar Black was because of the 64MB Cache and SATA 6.0 Support. I know 6.0 isn't all that much better than 3.0 but hell if the mobo supports it, I might as well use it.
Ponder this ...
If you take the Caviar, The F3, and the 7200.12 (all three drives)
Plug them ALL into the very same mobo controller/ports ... SATA-II ... *OR* ... SATA-III ... Caviar is still going to be the slowest, ... the noisiest AND the most expensive.
I would be willing to guess that the caviar might do a little better if you hook it to a SATA-III interface but, guess what? ... The caviar is not even capable of fully saturating SATA-II bandwidth ... none of these drives are!
The ONLY advantage to THAT (caviar) drive having been endowed with a SATA-III interface is *IF* you plan to RAID-0 three or more of them ... something most sane folks would not do.
I don't even think two 7200x500(platter) tech drives (all these drives) can fully saturate SATA-II in a TWO drive RAID-0.
Hook the F3 to a SATA-II port and Caviar to SATA-III (same system) ... see what happens. Would be interested to see a real world bench.
Bottom line? ... they are all quick and relatively dependable ... save dough!
I am also pretty sure that SATA I - II - III drives can be plugged into SATA I - II - III controllers, too. ... the faster will "step-down" to the slower.