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slight upgrade for friend

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MxPhenom 216, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    My friend is going to college and he wants a smaller case. When he told me that I was like we should also get you some better hard drives and put them in Raid0 since your 500gb drive right now is really slow. So he agreed to it. However do you guys think he should upgrade anything else?

    His System

    Core i5 750 @ 3.8GHZ
    Gigabyte P55A-UD3
    4GB Corsair XMS3 1600mhz
    sapphire HD5770
    Thermaltake 750w PSU


    I was thinking ot upgrade his case(he has a NZXT Zero case) to the Antec One Hundred and getting him 2 Samsung F3 500gb hard drives for raid0. IS there anything else you guy think would be good? He does lighting programs for concerts and says when hes doing a lot it gets choppy.
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    His 5770 is pretty weak, but upgrading it may not be necessary if he doesn't game at super high resolutions.

    I think it's ok, could go for a 6750/6780.
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    he doesnt game at all other then Flight Simulator X and after overclocking the core i5 to 3.8 he gets like ~30FPS now
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    then i'd say go with the hard drive and leave it until some new tech comes out
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    alright as would the Antec one hundred case be small enough? Will it fit his Xigmatek Balder cooler?
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    Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200...

    So my friend wants Raid0. would this be a good hard drive to raid0. Since his board use Sata6 i thought it would be good

    EDIT: and again will that Antec One Hundred be big enough for his Xigmatek Balder cooler??
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