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A couple of parts I'm wondering about
08-10-2011, 10:23 AM,
A couple of parts I'm wondering about
I try to keep an eye out for the best parts for the money; I actually posted a while ago about the Antec HCG psu(which is now recommened here) being on sale, so I have a couple of parts I was hoping to get some input on, just to make sure they're as good as I think:

First off,

It's a 775w Thermaltake Toughpower power supply with modular cables and 80 plus bronze. After a MIR it's only $90, which seems like a great deal for that, and as far as I know, it's a good quality. If you know otherwise, let me know.


It's an HDD with: 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
The Samsung F3 is recommended so often, but I'm just wondering how a new 6.0Gb/s stacks up, especially for only $55 with the current promo.

That's it for now. Let me know your thoughts so I can start to recommend these to friends.

08-10-2011, 10:46 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-10-2011, 10:55 AM by MathieuB.)
RE: A couple of parts I'm wondering about
Great PSU at a great price for a 775W modular 80PLUS Bronze PSU. JonnyGuru reviewed it positively:

I wish I knew about it yesterday, when I updated the Mainstream Gaming PCs. Oh well, I'll keep it in mind for "The Best PSUs For Your Money" article coming up on Monday.

6.0Gbps means nothing for hard drives, as they don't even close to maxing out 3.0Gbps. Most hard drives top out at 150-160MB/s, so yeah, 6.0Gbps hard drives aren't necessarily faster than 3.0Gbps hard drives Wink

That said, 1.5TB for $55 is a great deal if you value additional space. Compared to the Samsung F3 1TB, it offers .5TB more space, but offers slightly lower performance, is more noisy and less reliable. I'm not saying that it's a bad drive, I'm simply stating facts here.

Hope this helps Smile
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08-10-2011, 11:19 AM,
RE: A couple of parts I'm wondering about
I wouldn't get the Deskstar, that 500GB of additional space isn't worth the much higher risk of failure in my opinion.
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08-10-2011, 12:37 PM,
RE: A couple of parts I'm wondering about
I agree with Andrew. Deathstars scare me!
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08-10-2011, 02:07 PM,
RE: A couple of parts I'm wondering about
That makes sense that it wouldn't be faster. Thanks for the input on that, I have now read some issues with the failure rate on the Deskstar.
Nice to know I was able bring that power supply to your attention, it seems like a really solid unit, and has only good reviews.

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