Re: Just about ready for my first build
Reading and writing data speed increases with the RPM. But you can only get a 10k RPM drive with capacities of 150GB and below. You could just get a 500GB 7200RPM HDD to go with the 10K RPM Raptor, but we're on a $900 budget here, so it's probably best if you get a 7200RPM drive and wait a couple of seconds more for things to load.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.