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Thread: My Future Rig tell me what ya think?




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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
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    the barracuda v is also 8mbs i think =) and probably more reliable aswell
    I've never found Seagate to be any better or worse than WD. Also only the new Barracuda Serial ATA V has a 8MB cache (who owns a serial ATA mobo yet?), all Barracuda ATA V have a 2MB cache. :smokin:
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    My Maxtor 60GB is still running strong and also quiet ,
    The only HD's that have died me on me were the IBM and Quantum Bigfoot 3gb , My Seagate 500mb still works

    Here is the link to the WD 120GB 8mb/s:afro:

    http://www.tcwo.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi...gi2Ty0WE0RD1L9

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    Yea, I had a bigfoot die on me, that POS :shoot2: :shoot2: :shoot2: :no:

    Back to the topic....

    My opinions:
    First of all you can save 23 dollars by getting your hard drive here: (mwave is a site many of us use and trust highly) http://direct.mwave.com/mwave/ProdHD...HD-IDE-WD.hmx?

    My opinion on expensive Sound Cards these days is that if you have anything less than pristine hearing you won't hear the difference no matter how much you spend over 50$. I believe that if you have ever been to a concert without earplugs, or played with fireworks, you have less than pristine hearing. But if you are an audio geek, and do significant audio work that you need at the utmost of quality, then it might be worth while. So I'd suggest any of the Live! cards, or a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

    Keyboard: My laptop does not have a number keypad, and I hate it!! I would never have a keyboard on my main computer without a keypad. Does that keyboard have a volume control and a mute button? Both of those aspects are things I will never be without again on my keyboards.

    Take the 150$ you save on your sound card and put it towards your monitor! Many people consider their monitor their most important PC component. You are always looking at it, so it better be good. I personally would take any Sony Trinitron, or any Samsung Syncmaster over your choice.

    I would suggest a Lite-On burner, because they are everywhere, they are cheap, and they are tied for the top spot in drive quality and performance. That choice will save you 50$

    That PSU is a giant overkill, unless you plan to overclock as far as possible, and add 10 hard drives at some point.

    Oh and if you look around at some other retailers, in an hour or two of work you will be able to shave 100$ or so off the remaining price... Just make sure that the slight increase in shipping from each place is less than the amount you are saving by buying from them.
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    Hey you said you wanted a giant drive?? :D :D :eek: :eek: :D :D

    WD 200.0GB WD2000JBRTL EIDE ULTRA-ATA/100 W/8MB CACHE 7200RPM SE (Retail) (NO STOCK - Estimate arrival on 8/8/02)

    http://direct.mwave.com/mwave/ProdHD...HD-IDE-WD.hmx?

    Middle of the page.... and you'll have to wait 10 days or so... but WOW 200 GB...... * Waves Giant Western Digital Flag *

    Now you can have a TERABYTE in your PC with only 5 drives, for 1650$ That is INSANE. :thumb: :thumb:
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    NIce HD except the price lol , for sound I have pratically used SoundBlaster since I have had a pc and bla bla I like the Audigy cause it supports Advanced HD which sounds real good in SOF2 even Cs and Ghost Recon.......(i Have it on my extigy) , they keyboard is pretty cool it comes with audio volume DVD/dvd/mp3 Play Pause FF Rewind Eject and Internet Shortcuts Standy as well as program launch buttons , Im trying to limit my pc to like at least 4 retailers I contacted TCWO about shipping they said they could cut some slack on the price , Ill check the site u gave me and reply back thx :thumb:

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    Here is the price before :
    Total : $ 2,063.95

    That Mwave Store price:
    Total : $ 1,943 .95


    Saved : $120

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    actually mwave is pretty expensive, try newegg.com

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    Both offer good prices and excellent service. I can show lower prices on New Egg for some items and better on Multiwave for others. Either is acceptable.
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    heh ill check it out before they didnt have some products that I wanted

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    I hope im not too late but why are you getting a coolermaster aluminium case? they are nothing flash i can tell you that, there just an extremely expensive hunk of aluminium. You could buy a koolance for that much, and it would be heaps better, but if you dont want watercooling and you do want a top dollar alumium case, then look at cheiftec, they make a clone to that coolermaster model at about 1/3rd the price (its also aluminium).

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