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Windows 7: Building my PC

08 Feb 2014   #101
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Ok Thanks guys. Hopefully I will have all the parts on Feb 15.


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08 Feb 2014   #102
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I have 7 Seagates and yet to have one fail, out of the 10 WD's I've had three fail ! You mileage may vary !
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08 Feb 2014   #103
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I have 7 Seagates and yet to have one fail, out of the 10 WD's I've had three fail ! You mileage may vary !
True that. I've had four Seagates; two failed (one after a year, the other shortly after I got it), one was a disappointment (a SSHD that didn't work out for me), and one that is ok. Conversely, I've owned 15 WDs and only one failed (an early Green that had the head parking issue and failed after a little over a year).

What I said about the warranties still stands.
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08 Feb 2014   #104
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

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08 Feb 2014   #105
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Re: HDDs
I have used Seagate internals without problems but this suggests they may not be the best pick:
Who makes the best disk drives?
Hitachi seem to score well.
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08 Feb 2014   #106
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hitachi (HGST) is now owned by WD.
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08 Feb 2014   #107
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trooper23 View Post
Stock cooler is fine as long as you don't overclock your CPU and by going through this thread I m sure you won't. At least not soon
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08 Feb 2014   #108
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A stock cooler is crap in my opinion, having tried both AMD and Intel. They don't keep the CPU cool as it should be and in trying sounds like a jet turbine spooling up.
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08 Feb 2014   #109
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I agree stock coolers leave a lot to be desired but I also feel a water cooler is overkill unless seriously overclocking. A good air cooler will be plenty good (and quieter), cost less, and will be safer (air leaks are harmless).
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08 Feb 2014   #110
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Hitachi (HGST) is now owned by WD.
But does this mean Hitachi design and build quality is out and WD enforce their way?
Seagate bought out Samsung HDD ( ) so did Samsung design methodology get turfed out?

Industry "rationalization" also happens in the auto industry. The consumer doesn't always get they best end deal.
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