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  1. chip2401

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    If you built it and works to your satisfaction, have fun. ;) Quality parts. Can get to be a spitting contest like Coke vs Pepsi, Ford vs Chevy.
     
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    I would use any of these drives before I would want a WD green for a primary drive:

    Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Yes its half the quantity and less cache but with this you keep the 6gb/s data burst. Not as crucial but the blue drives are designed to be used as primary drives. The WD greens are not designed for this type of use.

    Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    1tb / 64mb cache / 6gb/s The only drawback here is Seagate hasn't been on the reccomended list due to thier problems a few years back. No recent problems have been reported, and I personally would rather use one of these drives before I had to use a drive that is designed to be for storage data as a primary drive.

    Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    1tb / 32meg cache / 3gb/s
    I think this is really the best choice at Newegg for your price point. No you dont get the 6gb/s, but these WD blacks came with the best reccomendations for a primary drive before the 6gb/s drives were available.

    From what I've read on the 6gb/s drives they are not that much fasster than thier 3gb/s counterparts. It's calculated in the data burst and it really depends on the application being used if there is to be a difference. For the most part the averasge user isn't going to see a difference in the 3gb/s drives and the 6gb/s drives. The biggest reason the 6gb/s are reccomended is because there's barely a price differnce for the newer technology, if at all.
     
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    And an SSD just about as cheap if not more so...
     
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    What would be the advantage of an SSD?
     
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    Faster bootup and faster program opening.
     
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    I get my advice from GLC. Its best to use his reccomendations.

    Those parts together are $265

    The two I suggested are $180

    GLC would you say the $85 dollar difference is essential for quality? Would the parts I suggested be feasible on a budget? or do you say just dont go with them?

    Same questions too on the Corsair Nova the OP listed. I thought (read or heard)the Corsair brand of ssd was decent. I have no personal experience with them.
     
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    Both drives I recommended are SATA 6.0 and the hard drive is 1tb instead of 500mb.
     
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