Hey guys. I was just wondering, do smaller hard drives produce less heat? Are they faster (i.e. quicker to access files on them)? I am trying to justify buying a 40 gig instead of an 80. It is a maxtor ATA 133 7200 RPM. Thanks.
Okay 7200 RPM is probably the best your going to get without going WAAAY out of your budget. As for the cooling you can go pickup a harddrive cooler at bestbuy for like $20 which takes care of your cooling issues.... so in terms of speed you should look at the boxes and compare seek time... personally I tend to agree with Doonz on this one... go with the bigger one..... if you really need speed, save a little while more and a get a Western Digital Caviar with an 8MB buffer.... they'll scream along just fine.
Are you running DDR Ram? If so you should buy once of those heatsink/fan kits for your RAM..... and as for the heat... see what you can do about getting a fan to suck air out the back as close to directly across from the CPU as possible... if you can do that without too much work...one of those PCI blower fans work well other than the fact you need to use a can of air a little more often the more fans you have. All else fails depending on how much you want to drop go with a bad azz heatsink and fan for the CPU... that is my favorite solution to heat problems.
I was reading reviews of the Intel board and it said it runs hot...my system is loud enough...dont need to add more noise...so Ill set it up (wating for the damm memory -Rdram- to come in --expected ship date was 7/26 actual date still not posted) and see how it does...
DJembeplay -did we help you (sorry for hijacking the thread):angel:
Hey. Uh, the thing is I already bought a 40 gig. But, oh well. I really don't think I would use 80 anyways because I am mainly a gamer... I dont run FTP servers of anything, so I figured instead of an 8- i would go for the 40 which was $40 cheaper, ya know? See, I'm a college student, so I am always looking for price/ performance ratio
people didnt think they would fill up thier 528MB hard drives back in the day....:winkgrin: if your a gamer do you stick to one game or play a bunch....they add up...either way G/L with the 40 and happy gaming :bandit:
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