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I am going to build my brother a new gaming machine. He told me to pick it all out and try to not spend too much money. LOL yeah right, but I think what i have come up with is a lot cheaper then many advertised gaming rigs and maybe even better. It is definately enough to run game that comes it's way for a year or so atleast. Ok so here is what i have come up with.

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811146028

hard drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822152045

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813138270

video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814127217

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817103931

processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103562

memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820145576

He already has a monitor and windows xp pro, cd burners and the basics so with this he will be set!

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I have been using Samsung drives for many years. This is mainly due to them maintaining a 3yr warranty when the competition went to 1 year.

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Ummm... Still don't see a Seagate up there! :lol:

FIVE year warranty, and blazing speeds... You can't go wrong.

$99 for 320GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822148140

$79 for 250GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822148144

I only buy/use Seagates when I can. The new 7200.10 uses perpendicular recording technology which is better for shock tolerance, efficiency, and that is how they cram 750GB on one drive! :D

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I am stuck on samsung, maybe one of us can get a new samsung drive for review and then we can really see if there is much difference. i bet you can't notice it if there is. B)

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Never had a Samsung, but here are my current drives:


1x 750GB Seagate SATA 2

1x 500GB Seagate SATA 2

1x 500GB Hitachi SATA 2

1x 300GB Maxtor SATA 1

2x 200GB Seagate SATA 1

1x 200GB Western Digital PATA

3x 80GB Seagate SATA 1

4x 40GB Maxtor PATA


1x 160GB Seagate PATA

1x 120GB Seagate PATA

1x 40GB Toshiba PATA

Only don't have Seagates where I had other review samples, or the drives were cheap/free/came with the PC.

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Sheet.. and I thought I was a storage freak.

3xWD2500KS 250GB

2xWD740ADFD 74GB

1xWD5000KS 500GB

1xWD4000KD 400GB

2x Maxtor 120GB

1x WD 100GB

2x WD 80GB

1x Seagate 60GB

and a bunch of small drives sitting on my shelf.

And... what do you use your storage for?

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Hehe, I just bought that mainboard yesterday for a PC i'm building for the office...

Looks good and heck it even has pcie not like i'll use it.

Good luck with your build.

I think building a pc is the funnnnnest part eva LOL :P

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I can't say i woulb but a Biostar board for myself but i have built several cheaper machines for customers with them. I haven't had to rma any yet.

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