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    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
    Change the HDD to a Spinpoint F3 1 TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spintpoint_F3-_-22-152-185-_-Product ~ 69.99
  2. The Spinpoint F3 is just a 3Gb/s drive and the black caviar is a 6Gb/s and has double the cache. So, why the Spinpoint when the caviar is only $20 more?
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    ^ HDD -
    SATA 6GB/s vs SATA 3GB/s has little or no effect on mechanical HDDs(they have yet to saturate the SATA 3GB/s bandwidth and the SATA 6GB/s is just a marketing gimmick by companies) As for the cache, even though the Samsung has 1/2 the cache, but in terms of performance it is as good or in some cases better...
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2009/10/06/samsung-spinpoint-f3-1tb-review/1

    Some suggestions for the build...
    Check these
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.563457

    CASE - After rebates, it is actually cheaper
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

    Video card - If you like Lifetime limited warranty
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568

    Rest are good...
  4. Is this gigabyte motherboard compatible with the ram i already picked?
  5. ^ I dont see any reason why it shouldnt...Check the customer reviews, many people have reported it successfully working with that board...
  6. Thank You very much!
  7. Best answer selected by DobyDude.
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