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Old 03-24-2010, 06:25 PM   #31
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Default Re: I am a noob and I have an emergency

Here's what I ended up getting:

Motherboard
Processor
CPU Cooler
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Hard Drive
DVD Drive
Video Card
PSU
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Runs circles around anything I've ever used. Haven't seen my cores get hotter than 41C running the same stuff that put my laptop in the 90s. Thanks for your help guys, I really appreciate it.

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Old 03-24-2010, 06:54 PM   #32
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Nice! Glad to see it's working well.

I would consider, at some point, adding a second identical hard drive to use in a mirrored RAID array. That way, if something happens to your hard drive, you don't lose everything. The HD is easily the most fragile component in an assembled computer, so IMO it's worth the investment. Not the same as a backup obviously, and not technically as important, but it's still a very useful thing to have.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:37 PM   #33
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Alright I'll look into it. How does RAID work exactly? If i lost one would I just lose half my data?
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