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Old 12-22-2005, 03:33 AM   #31
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That looks about like the system I was gonna build for myself a month or so ago. But now I'm almost positive my mom got me a laptop for christmas so I am gonna wait until then to see if thats what she got...if not I'll probably build something similar to that. (except I'm an Intel guy, so no AMD for me)

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Old 12-22-2005, 07:40 AM   #32
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Andrew... if you are running on a turtle now, that new system will be a huge difference.

Can't say I've ever been a fan of WD, but that goes back to long ago when their quality hurt them badly and is still reflected in their prices (even now). Sata is very nice but you have the ability to add it later and didn't HAVE to upgrade to it now.

But then what can I say..my system is coming up on 3-4 years old.
You'd like it though...it can run with the new big dog system you are building up.
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Looks good. Seagate and WD are both good brands, you shouldn't have problems with either. (On a side note, Seagate just bought out MAxtor, which makes absolute garbage). I have the same PSU and I love it. It pumps out stable power and it'* silent to boot.
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Looks good. Seagate and WD are both good brands, you shouldn't have problems with either. (On a side note, Seagate just bought out MAxtor, which makes absolute garbage). I have the same PSU and I love it. It pumps out stable power and it'* silent to boot.
It seems that all manufacturers have their good years and their bad years. Looks like boost has had a bad experience with WD before. I never have... they are my favorite brand.

Seagate? I remember the "silver top" drives from 5 or 6 years ago with a high failure rate.
Maxtor? They all crash.
Quantum? Are they even still around? two words: Quantum Bigfoot.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:48 PM   #35
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Heres mine for 1100 can$

AMD 64 3500+
1 gig dual channel Kingston
A8N-E ASUS motherboard Nforce4
ASUS 6800GT vid card


And to support SATA you need the special wire on you power supply.
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:17 AM   #36
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explain this "special power wire"
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:32 AM   #37
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True sata drives use a flat, brown, 15 pin connector for power. Alot of sata drives have both the sata power and legacy power connectors. You can use either connector by itself, but not both at the same time.
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i will plan on using the legacy connector like i thought i would unless i have problems...
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the need for the sata power is in situations where you need hot swap capabilities. You can pull the sata power connector and reinsert it while the computer is running. Don't try this with the legacy connector. This is used in raid situations. you can pull a dead drive while the array is up, and insert another drive without disrupting the array.
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oh ok i get it...

yeah there will only be the one 250gb in there... so it wont be coming out
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