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Windows 7: Possible budget gaming PC build?

05 Dec 2010   #81
TechnoMan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Chaps,

Sorry to butt in on the post, but was wondering what your experience are with SATA HDD's? I've always used Western Digital WD10EARS 1TB but have found issues with at least 3. I was thinking of trying Samsung next...what are your thoughts?

I get my gear from www.allneeds.com.au ... perhaps they just went through a bad patch?

Golden
I have 4 Samsung F4 2TB Drives and haven't run into a problem yet. I've only had them for a few months so far though.


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05 Dec 2010   #82
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Samsung F series have been amazingly good (fast, reliable) drives. I love my F3. The new (small) 320GB F4's are very fast for a mechanical drive.

Samsung Spinpoint F4 320Gb Hard Drive Review
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05 Dec 2010   #83
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The Samsung F series have been amazingly good (fast, reliable) drives. I love my F3. The new (small) 320GB F4's are very fast for a mechanical drive.

Samsung Spinpoint F4 320Gb Hard Drive Review
I have 2 Seagate 7200.12 500GB drives, and no problem yet

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Reviews

Samsung Spinpoint F4 Reviews

A Guy
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05 Dec 2010   #84
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Chaps,

Sorry to butt in on the post, but was wondering what your experience are with SATA HDD's? I've always used Western Digital WD10EARS 1TB but have found issues with at least 3. I was thinking of trying Samsung next...what are your thoughts?

I get my gear from www.allneeds.com.au ... perhaps they just went through a bad patch?

Golden
I cant speak personally about that particular model but I have several WD HDs across 3 machines and they have always been very reliable.

All of mine are the AAKS models though.

In fact, WD are typically all I buy.
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05 Dec 2010   #85
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratman View Post
Either one that is closer and has stock.

To answer smarteyeball, no i probably won't be doing crossfire stuff until wayyyyyy down the track, so it would be easier to just get the minimum until later.

Stick with your current proposed build - enjoy it and then upgrade if/when you feel the time is right

Overall, you wont be disappointed







Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Chaps,

Sorry to butt in on the post, but was wondering what your experience are with SATA HDD's? I've always used Western Digital WD10EARS 1TB but have found issues with at least 3. I was thinking of trying Samsung next...what are your thoughts?

I get my gear from www.allneeds.com.au ... perhaps they just went through a bad patch?

Golden
I just removed a 2 TB WD EADS (green) from my machine because it was adding 40+ secs to my boot time. It also ran pretty damn warm in comparison to my Seagate 7200.12 and Samsung F1's. (ironic considering it was supposed to be a 'slow green' drive )

My two Sammys are now 2years old and haven't skipped a beat. They are also the coolest running drives I've ever had.

By all accounts the F3/F4's are even better. I wouldn't hesitate using them.
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06 Dec 2010   #86
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I just removed a 2 TB WD EADS (green) from my machine because it was adding 40+ secs to my boot time. It also ran pretty damn warm in comparison to my Seagate 7200.12 and Samsung F1's. (ironic considering it was supposed to be a 'slow green' drive )

My two Sammys are now 2years old and haven't skipped a beat. They are also the coolest running drives I've ever had.

By all accounts the F3/F4's are even better. I wouldn't hesitate using them.
Hell! That's exactly my experience with my WD's - I'm convinced we are getting dodgy builds down under. I'll give the F3's or F4's a twirl - thanks.
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06 Dec 2010   #87
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I have been told by quite a few others to steer clear of the WD green line. AAJS (8MB cache blue), AAKS (16MB cache blue) and AALS (32MB cache black) drives have never given me a problem.

I have 2 AAJS drives that are pushing 3 or 4 years now, and one AAKS about a year old.
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06 Dec 2010   #88
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

the samsung f3's are great - can't speak about any of the other drives mentioned.

(a new ocz ssd should be arriving sometime today (), and my f3 will be relegated to a storage drive, and i expect years more service out of it in that role.)
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06 Dec 2010   #89
ratman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 

Thanks so far, I have finalised all the stuff needed but remembered that I will need something like a wireless network card. Any suggestions?
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06 Dec 2010   #90
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I picked up an ASUS wireless card, and I am pleased.
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