Thread: Seagate or WD
02-11-2009, 08:17 PM #1
Seagate or WD
Im planning on gettin a new HD soon, im outa space and so is my moms/sisters computer. I will be giving them my 250g and getting myself a 750g. What should I go with, Seagate, or Western Digital.
02-11-2009, 08:26 PM #2
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What is the old drive?
I prefer WD over Seagate, as their interface proram allows you to make a copy of the old drive...
On a side note, will this uit function as the C: drive? If so, I suggest simply adding a storage drive and pulling everything over to it (pictures, music, video, etc)...leave the C: for the OS and programs only....That way if the C: fails, needs otbe reimages, then all your stuff is safe on a separate drive....
02-11-2009, 10:46 PM #3
well I have an external drive...but my moms HD is only 30g and she is out of space...and I just found out tonight I might be able to give them my WHOLE computer except minor stuff and they might buy me a new one...cuz their computer is just a pile of poo
02-11-2009, 11:35 PM #4
So, here is what I am thinking for my new system...pretty cheap gaming rig:
Asus M3N78 PRO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131320
HIS Radeon HD 4670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161252
AMD Quad Core 9600 @2.3ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103244
4 Gig Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227298
700w PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341019
750gb WD HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136283
And a little something extra to keep things cool http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106123
Just about $600 shipped
02-12-2009, 08:33 AM #5
02-12-2009, 08:48 AM #6
I normally do a full load of either XP Pro or Vista Business in the new hard drive, depending on the PC it's going in to. That way I will always have at least one more drive that I can boot up on... Ron
02-12-2009, 09:13 AM #7
02-12-2009, 09:35 AM #8
AMD is better bang for your buck. My parents told me to make a cheaper one so thats why I chose AMD
02-12-2009, 03:49 PM #9
I'd drop the AMD, go Intel dude. For $85 more you can pick up a Q6600 with a much bigger cache and slightly faster clock speed, but if you don't need to run 101 programs at once why not look at the dual cores. The newer 45nm Penryn Wolfdales are only $165($55 more) which gets you to 3.0GHz on the 1333FSB. That would be a big bump in gaming performance over the AMD, and besides Crysis there aren't many multi-threaded games to make use of a quad core. I have a Penryn Q9550 and can tell you the 45nm's are fast & run very stable overclocked. Mine is OC'd from 2.83 to 3.3 with only a slight bump in voltage and runs cool as a cucumber. MB price is about the same for the LGA775 Asus'.
To get back to your original budget...a 700W PSU is way more than you need for that system. I have a brand new 500W Aero Cool ZeroDBA with modular cabling that I was keeping as a spare, but if you want it I will do $30+shipping. I was planning to use it on my server, but because of the unusual case I used it wouldn't fit. It will work in any standard ATX case. That way you can put the extra $ towards a better CPU & you won't have to wait 3 yrs for your rebate.
02-12-2009, 04:01 PM #10
hmm...yea I have things to think about, I only went AMD because its cheaper, I know intel kicks AMD's ass... but is a 3.0 duel core really faster then a 2.3 quad from AMD?
I will probably take you up on that offer for the PSU, but I am not completely sure if I can buy it yet so I will let you know what happens.
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