I can't find too many 80 GB drives today. I did pickup a refurb 1TB for 99 USD so 64 bucks seems out of line.
I recently asked in this forum about "Dual Core vs. Core 2 Duo" and from the replies have decided to go with the Core 2 Duo. Now another two choices have appeared as I get close to making a purchase in the next few days.
The first choice is hard drives. Better a Hitachi 80 GB Sata or a Seagate 160 GB for $64 extra? I see the larger GB difference, but is there any difference in reliability or speed between the two brands?
The second choice is monitors. Either I can have an Advance CRT 17-inch monitor or a Samsung 17-inch LCD for $91. I'm used to working on a smaller CRT so the 17" CRT would already be a step up. However, the guy at the shop says LCD monitors are easier on your eyes. Is this true?
Thanks for any advice.