Leosghost - 12:28 am on Sep 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
Seagate 2TB 7200RPM 64MB cache
Agreed.. I have 4 already ..and just ordered 4 more ..delivery next week...nice quiet fast drives.
AMD X4 965 (3.4)..against Intel..?
I have 7 AMD machines and 3 Intel.. ( One of which Intels I "won" at the checkout when buying yet another monitor ..So gave it to my son and then bought another identical one so if his has a software problem I can troubleshoot on the same hardware without him having to give me his machine to fix until I know what is wrong ) ..the AMDs are quieter under full load..( transcoding and rendering ) the Intels go off making a noise like gas turbines..even though they are specced faster ..they actually are a little faster..but they are much much noisier..
Wish I had USA prices in France..
I pay nearly double USA prices for the same hardware ..even by shopping around..and importing is out because I'd pay customs and then VAT on the hardware +the transport+the customs ..yes pay tax on tax :((..and don't get me started on the price of software and DSLRs here..
And yes I can right it all off against taxes EOFY..but still..
And one old tosh laptop ..runs XP PRo nlited ..so I can see what "breaks" in IE on XP..
I'd go with J_RaD..even when I buy ( or win ;-) new machines ..day 1 I open them and add and remove and change stuff..that way you get exactly what you need..