Hey guys, I'm think of building my own computer and I would like to know if the hardware I'm going to list on the bottom would be good enough to play games like: Fallout 3, Starcraft 2, and CoD MW2, etc. I'm also going to use this computer for some schoolwork also. My budget is between $600-700. Not all of these products come seperate on Newegg, they are mostly in combo deals.
Here's all the hardware that I'm thinking of buying:
And swap those 2 HD's for a 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3, a 1 TB HD performs faster than 2 500 GB ones in RAID. Not to mention that the F3 is one of the fastest HD's you can get for a really good price.
Not disagreeing with the recommendation for the Spinpoint, but any level of RAID is going to be faster (for reads, and RAID 0 & 10 will be faster for writes) than a single drive, assuming the drives have the same specs otherwise.
Of course, I also recommend against casual users setting up a RAID array.
It'd be nice to know the OP's intended use of the 2 drives originally selected. RAID 0? RAID 1? Primary + storage drives?