M'board = MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155 OR ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS
V'card = EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 OR Radeon HD 6870
RAM = G.SKILL ripjaw TX 8GB (2 x 4GB)
H'drive = Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb
Case = COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
CD/DVD = ASUS 24X DVD Burner
PSU = CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
So I had this build up on the forums before, but since then there's been a problem with the hard drive. One, I'm pretty sure it's not Samsung making them anymore and that it's Seagate now. This concerns me a little bit. And two there is low stock across the board and very mixed reviews at times. Any suggestions on another hard drive for this? And I was also looking at the March 2012 Gaming Pc Marathon build and was wondering if it was any good at it's job? Sure they say so but I want input from others. It seems like they just dumped all their money into the graphics card and downgraded other things. Prudent or no? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-gaming-pc-ove...
Samsung is now made by Seagate as it was purchased by Seagate like Hitachi by WD. It's fine though, personally I think they've still kept the production of the Samsung F3 the same, nothing should be changed. The Seagate 500GB or any cheap hard drive will perform pretty close to the same.