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 Post subject: Looking for HDD and video card suggestions
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:26 pm 
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I am looking for suggestions for an HDD and a video card.

I have acquired some PC parts to build a machine
intended for audio production, some lite video work,
and photo-smything.

I have an SSD that will hold the Linux OS. I would like to
install an HDD to hold the big audio/video/photo files.
I am thinking about a notebook HDD to keep the noise
level down, perhaps something like the Western Digital
Blue 1 TB Mobile Hard Drive. Thoughts?

I am not an overclocker or gamer, and the video work
I intend is really not as important as the audio, so
not looking for a really powerful video card.

These are the parts I have now:

Motherboard ECS|GOLDEN Z77H2-A2X(1.0) Z77 R
CPU INTEL|CORE I7 3770 3.4G 8M R
PSU KINGWIN|LAZER PLATINUM LZP-550
SSD 256G|CRUCIAL CT256M4SSD2CCA R
Memory 8Gx2|GSKILL F3-2400C10D-16GTX R

Thanks!

/dennis


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for HDD and video card suggestions [solved]
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:53 am 
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I found specs for the WD AV-25 1 TB AV Hard Drive, which is designed for media streaming. Supposed to draw little power, run cool, and produce ~20db noise, so looks like it will fit my needs.

I will hold off getting a video card for now. The motherboard supports CPU with video capability, and the CPU I got does have that, so will make due during the settling in process.

/dennis


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for HDD and video card suggestions
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:04 am 
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If you use the SSD as the scratch disk and the HDD for file storage, then any of the 5400rpm drives would work - the one you selected, or a WD Scorpio Blue, WD Green or WD Red. Many are reviewed here.

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