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    quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    basically this will be a media center pc which can be converted into a gaming comp for LAN parties by swapping in a graphics card from my main rig when needed, i have the RAM already so the spec will be:



    ta!
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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    *blinks*

    You do know how big that CPU cooler is, right? Even if you could fit it in the case I'm not sure the airflow would be sufficient for it to run passively.


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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?



    i do indeed done me research as far as that goes
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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    i have that cooler sitting on my wardrobe used it before going to water is a beast i loved it


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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    im hoping the 3.5" cage bit is removable (i think it is) then i could put a super slow scythe on half of it at least.. but supposedly the front 120mm and psu fan do enough - some people have run it with a quad which i wont be doing but nice to know.
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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    Personally I'd swap the hard drive for another make, I've seen to many hitachi travelstar's fail
    Although that is the older pata ones and they may of improved.

    If you can afford the extra £11 the 320gb WD Scorpio black
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/320-G...MB-Cache-12-ms

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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    I agree with Pob255, get a WD black drive, I have not bought another IBM/Hitachi drive since the DeathStar problems, I had 4 out of 4 drives I owned failed, both glass and metal patters. The Specs are nice on the Hitachi drives, however never again, definitively not in a non mirrored pair.

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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    mm maybe, i was more getting the hitachi5400 to be quiet rather than money saving,

    iv got a seagate 250gb 7200.4 single platter in my netbook and i would like something a bit quieter for this project, is the wd black better?
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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    Quote Originally Posted by oolon View Post
    I agree with Pob255, get a WD black drive, I have not bought another IBM/Hitachi drive since the DeathStar problems, I had 4 out of 4 drives I owned failed, both glass and metal patters. The Specs are nice on the Hitachi drives, however never again, definitively not in a non mirrored pair.
    WD stuff is good, but...

    Deathstar was quite a while ago now! They made a mistake, they found the mistake and fixed it (yes, I lost a Deathstar too).

    I stopped buying IBM/Hitachi because after Deathstar their drives made a stupid noise like there was a cat trapped inside the drive. Their drives were rock solid, just annoying.

    Just trying to add some balance

    edit to add: For quiet, get a Samsung.

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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    mm maybe, i was more getting the hitachi5400 to be quiet rather than money saving,

    iv got a seagate 250gb 7200.4 single platter in my netbook and i would like something a bit quieter for this project, is the wd black better?
    if you want quiet the green and blue western digitals are the way to go they are quieter than the blacks and cheaper. I use blue in my pc and am happy with the noise i cant hear it over my fans


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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    if you want quiet the green and blue western digitals are the way to go they are quieter than the blacks and cheaper. I use blue in my pc and am happy with the noise i cant hear it over my fans
    this will be a 2.5" in a comp that needs to be pretty much silent though

    shame scans hdd selection and stock is a bit poo, might get one from ebuyer and pick up another 7200.12 for my raid0 in main comp at the same time
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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    Ahh I was looking at performance not slience
    And a draw at work with about seven 2.5" faulty travelstar drives in it. (I really should get around to scrapping thoes)
    All of them are old PATA drives so it may of majorly changed just never trusted them enough to buy more hitachi.

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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    ill probably go for a black and cross my fingers methinks

    big problem will be the revision of the 9300 boards scan have, might have to suck it and see so to speak
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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    ill probably go for a black and cross my fingers methinks

    big problem will be the revision of the 9300 boards scan have, might have to suck it and see so to speak
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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    I'm using a couple of WD blacks in a file server and apart from a very faint ticking as the heads move, they are pretty quiet. Cetainly no vibration or roptational noise.

    It was a toss up between the 500Gb blue and the 320Gb Black - I went for the black on performance grounds, although I suspect I probably wouldn't have noticed much difference in daily use.
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    Re: quick once over plaese, not missing anything am i?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I'm using a couple of WD blacks in a file server
    2.5's?

    well it looks like i wont be able to get a rev2/3 so it looks like i might have to postpone/do something else - how ****ty are zotac
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