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Old 12-15-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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I am wondering if a 7200rpm hard drive (western digital 250GB) would be good for an intense gaming PC? I will be playing games like Rome Total war, DOOM3, and Halflife 2
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rpm is only one aspect to HDD how fast a HDD is. The other 2 are bandwidth and access time.

But yes, the 250GB 7200rpm is a good HDD for games. By this I know that 250 is either SATA or ATA, and the access time is about 8-10ms.
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thank you killerdoberman for your advise i am not sure if it is SATA or ATA but here is the link to what I am looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-309&depa=1
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Yes...ATA.

Do you see Interface...IDE ATA100?

Also...ATA costs around $175, if it was SCSI it would cost around $1800 - $2000, and I don't think most people are going to spend a couple grand on HDD.

Hell, my video card was $400 and I thought that was high.
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yes that will be fine for a gaming pc, even a little smaller, you'd spend less money. are you going to use it for anything else other than gaming?
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get 2 and RAID #0 them
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Western Digital 74gb Raptor. 10,000 RPMs, 8mb cache, SATA. Fast as hell (escpecially if in RAID config.) if you dont mind the noise.
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to answer one of your guys ?'s is I am going to use it mainly for gaming and MP3's. so i am looking to have the storage and the speed. I looked at those 10,000rpm drives and originaly that is what I wanted but the person who is building this for me dosnt like them and said that 7,200rpm would have no problem handleing the games I am going to through at it. Also I really dont mind the noise to much but quiet would be nice. anyway if I were to get 2 western digital 74.4GB 10,000rpm HDDs what would I have to do extra to my PC to make this work?
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