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Old November 22, 2010, 10:15 AM
Kilauea Kilauea is offline
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For a 2k-2.5k build, using a such old HDD is a sin.... Unless you use them for data only. You want to build that is very powerful and bottleneck it with some stone age HDD. Ok, I am exagerating a bit, but with the cost of HDD being what it is, I see no point in not getting a new HDD and for such a system, I'd definitively get a SSD.

Drop the 3.5" floppy drive.

Since noise is an issue for you, got for a GTX580, performance is also better(I'd say obviously, but with the new naming scheme with ATI, it isn't as obvious). ATI cards are also worth considering, but you clearly said no.

For mobo, I'd say an Asus or a Gigabyte would be a good way to go.
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