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December 22, 2012 12:57:37 PM

need help first total custom build
list of parts already have;
ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDBC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Black Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
Video Card
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL

SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
will be installing a liquid cooling sys and some bell and whistel later, need some advive on hard drive;

Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
vs.
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


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December 22, 2012 1:04:28 PM

Good parts list, but I would definitely go with the 7200 rpm drive, you really won't benefit from the Raptor with your M4 512Gb, which should hold all the programs and games you would want.

I have nothing against the Raptor, just a waste for a storage drive, and all the extra heat for no gain.
December 22, 2012 1:23:42 PM

ok but i have till days closing to get wd @sale price of $150.00 will 32mb cache run with 64mb cache also have more ssd that i can use but was told i should have atleast one mag dr
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December 22, 2012 1:26:03 PM

was thinkin maybe i get wd for other sys because of price i have but would be waste if i can't run 32 with 64
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December 22, 2012 1:33:08 PM

Explain the 32 with 64 thing. I don't know what your asking. The cache on the drive is only for that drive, and affects nothing else but that drive. Are you asking if i can have both drives 1 with 32mb cache and 1 with 64mb cache in a system?

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December 22, 2012 1:35:06 PM
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I almost always put a HDD in a build for storage, and I agree that they are useful.

The 64Mb cache makes very little difference, mainly on large sequential reads, but the difference is negligible. I would be looking at the extra 400Gb storage space, and the 1Tb should be a lot cheaper than the Raptor. The Raptor as a storage drive just has no real benefit over the larger cooler 1Tb.

Right now Newegg has a 32Mb cache 1Tb HDD for $59 if you are in the US: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Either HDD will work fine on any modern OS, the cache size has nothing to do with using a 32 or 64 bit OS.
December 22, 2012 1:42:13 PM

ss202sl said:
Explain the 32 with 64 thing. I don't know what your asking. The cache on the drive is only for that drive, and affects nothing else but that drive. Are you asking if i can have both drives 1 with 32mb cache and 1 with 64mb cache in a system?


yes wasn't sre if all my drives had to match
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December 22, 2012 4:19:22 PM

crashes1 said:
ok but i have till days closing to get wd @sale price of $150.00 will 32mb cache run with 64mb cache also have more ssd that i can use but was told i should have atleast one mag dr
And if you decide that you want the Raptor anyway -- Newegg has it on sale through 12/23 for $109 free shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 28, 2012 11:38:24 PM

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