Okay, i play games on my comp and so far I've figured out a few things that are needed to make em' run good: a graphics card, memory, and the processor. I've already got a 6800 vanilla, 512 memory (will add 1 gb) and a P4 3.0 ghz processor. But up until now I havn't thought about hard drives and their effect on performance. I've heard that a faster hard drive will help to run games quicker.
So, I've thought about buying an external hard drive and seeing if I could somehow save my games on it (from what my friend says) but I've already noticed that I have a 250 gb 7200 rpm HD that came w/ my computer. The only external hard drives that come on Newegg only go up to 7200 rpm w/ 80 gb. (Western digital)
There is an internal Western digital raptor that goes up to 10,000 rpm and holds 36.7 gb.
1)Question is, would it be better to stick with the one I have, or buy one of the two mentioned above? A new hard drive would only be used for games like FEAR.
2)I've installed my vid card myself as well as a new PSU, how hard would it be to install an internal one? I know an external USB one can't even be considered hard to install.