View Full Version : What to buy?

05-16-2007, 02:47 PM
Hey everyone,Hows it going?Well,my name is Clint,I'am a disabled diabetic.Who started pc-gaming last march and loving it.
I've got a HP Pavilion Media Center a1430n
and have majorly upgraded the stock power supply and got a real gaphics card.Instead of using the 6150LE intergrated graphics.
Here's my specs,check'em out and then help me decide on a secondary harddrive to add?I'am wanting more storage;because I've got a livingroom full of PC games.

HP Pavilion a1430n
AMD Athlon 64 x 2 dual-core 3800+(2.0GHz)
Windows XP
8-Channel high definition audio
9-in-1 media manager
250GB 7200rpm 8mb Samsung Spinpoint SATA HDD
1GB (512MB x 2)PC3200 DDR400MHz Corsair value select memory
LightScribe dual-layer DVD/Writer CD/Writer
Corsair 520w Modular power supply unit
BFG Tech 7950GT 512MB Factory Overclocked graphics card
Logitech X-530 Surround sound speaker system
logitech G5 & G7 Gaming mouses
HP vs17e 17" Flat LCD Monitor
Logitech Black MoMo Steering-Wheel

Basically,what is a good harddrive to add to my pc;just to be dectacated for my Auto Sim Racing Games?I've got about 10 sim games in all.Not downloaded yet;still new in the boxes.

George Hallam
05-16-2007, 03:05 PM
hey welcome

a good HDD for gaming would be a WD raptor
im not sure how much you want to spend so theres a selection

05-16-2007, 07:28 PM
Newegg can ship you a 320GB 16MB cache SATA 300 hard drive right to your door for less than $100 USD. There's no shortage of storage space these days. I bought the original Seagate with perpendicular recording technology and that sucker is fast! Not Raptor fast, but it's still pretty darn fast.

By the way, are you looking for pure speed, like a WD Raptor, or pure storage, like a PRT 320GB hard drive?

Also, to help you spend more of your money... :D

I'd suggest your next upgrade should be a dedicated sound card. The X-Fi XtremeGamer is about $70 USD these days. Difficult to pass up - I had to get one for myself! :cool: Sound quality is impressive, and the 3D effects in games (along with multiple voices) are to die for! An X-Fi will make those surround sound speakers of yours really shine.

05-16-2007, 08:40 PM
I'am seeking good speed and suffiscent storage