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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007

    Hard Drive Advice

    I am completely new to building a computer and am stuck on what kind of hard drive to buy.

    This will be completely for gaming, I have 2 GB memory, E6600 processor, and 768 MB 8800 video card.

    My question is: Do I get a RAID card or some other kind? I'm really stumped on which to get to match the rest of my hardware

    Any and all input will be greatly appreciated

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 1999
    North Carolina
    Raid would be a waste of time and money.

    A fast Single drive like one of the WD Raptors or Seagate drives with 16mb of cache would be fine.

    Intel I5 750 @ 2.67 Ghz, 4gb GSkill DDR3 1600, GB P55M-UD2, XFX Radeon 5850. , Seagate Constellation ES 1 TB, Seasonic Gold 620w, Win Vista Ultimate, Toshiba 32" HDTV

    E6750 Core 2 Duo, 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800, GB P35C-DS3R MB, ATI Radeon X1950XT, Seagate 7200.9 320GB, Win XP Pro SP2, Enermax Liberty 500w

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    RAID 0 implementation is also unreliable for long term.
    "I know nothing."

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