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Western digital Raptor, should i get it?

by strongwinds / April 3, 2008 4:48 AM PDT

hi, I was looking at getting the Western digital raptor, but I was told for how much it is, it really not worth it. I'm doing gaming on my PC, and I don't need more than 150 GB space. so, I geuss what I'm asking is it better to buy the raptor, or get a 7200 RPM, hard drive?


My specs,
Asus M2N-E SLI,
AMD 64 X2 3800+
thermaltake PurePower 430 watts
Xion 4 case,
EVGA 8600 GTS

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you can get a 500gb drive for less
by ramarc / April 3, 2008 6:58 AM PDT

that's 90% as fast as a raptor. and your cpu and video card are holding back your gaming performance, not the hard drive.

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okay, thanks
by strongwinds / April 3, 2008 7:12 AM PDT

alright thanks, I know I need to upgrade my CPU, but whats wrong with the graphic card?

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Here's the list I pick from...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 8:26 AM PDT
In reply to: okay, thanks
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8600gts can struggle in latest games at high settings
by ramarc / April 3, 2008 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: okay, thanks

a 9600gt will double your framerates in unreal tourney 3, cod4, bioshock, and of course, crysis.

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yah, but,,......
by strongwinds / April 3, 2008 9:06 AM PDT

thats proably true, but I can't afford the 8800 series, and I play Battle for middle earth2 and it can run it maxed settings. No lag

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also
by strongwinds / April 17, 2008 3:54 AM PDT
In reply to: yah, but,,......

when you talk about bang for buck,I payed $90 fro the EVGA 8600 GTS.
so its still a good deal for that. Wink

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