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help with top of line comp build

By ripken204
Apr 21, 2005
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  1. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    I would ditch the WD Raptor and get another 160GB Barracuda

    Also, the web-references in that list do not match the described components.
    You trying to fool us with some wannabe-PC?

    You ask all these questions about the most expensive PC accessories, yet I saw you complain about the price of some cheap memory ($20.-) that your father got, and you want to spend nearly $3'000 on a PC?
    Get off your high horse!
  2. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 315

    my fathers cheap, im not, i have 3000 to spend and the thing costs 2817, with tax+shipping it'll be about 3000

    and why ditch the raptor? i dont want to raid
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    i thin it would be better to go with raid, becuase i say a rapitor compaird to a regulat 7200 rpm drive and theres nnot muc difference, is this ur first build???


    good luck
  4. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 315

    ya its my 1st build, now y would i go raid, i wouldnt wna go raid0 b/c of the dangers of losing all my data, and i dont rly see a point in raid1 for me
  5. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    true, but, raptors in my opnion are a wast, theres no real gain, if u dont like raid then just get a WD 250 or something, take look at the thred "tips for builders" ive never built one yet, but i hope it works out, i think u sohlud buy all ur stuff from www.newegg.com, there the best and very relable and helpful
  6. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

  7. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 315

    all from newegg? now thats a bad idea, i'de be out about 300$ then
  8. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    ok, but do u like the drive i showed you, it looks good wouldnt use a raptor though
  9. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 315

    why do u hate raptors? they are so much better/faster than any other drive

    and i chose my secondary drive b/c it has NCQ/sataII
  10. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Not always the best choice

    I dont think he hates raptors, but is giving some advice...do you need the speed? what do you plan to put on it?
    No they are not the fastest


    Sean
     
  11. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    yes i dont hate them, i mean i was thingig of putting a raptor 1 36gb in my futre rig, but for you i dont thknik u need them, ill try to find the benchmarks that sohw raptors are a wast price wise
  12. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    The Raptor gives you only 74GB for 200 bucks.
    Do you need space, or do you just fancy an expensive HD?
  13. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    so true,i dont think there as good as they say they ar,everybodys goin crazyfor them because it 10000 rpm a whopping 2800 more ten a normal drive
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