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AngelGraves13
05-19-08, 07:35 PM
So, I'm thinking of upgrading my case, power supply, video card, and hard drives.

Case - Antec Nine Hundred (http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15900)

Power supply unit - Antec Quattro 850 (http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=27850)

Video card - 55nm GT200

grey_1
05-19-08, 07:37 PM
Antec 1200 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043)

The Raptors aren't worth it anymore imho.

EDIT: Some hdd benchies (http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/article.php/2691_3742526__6)

AngelGraves13
05-19-08, 07:41 PM
Antec 1200 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043)

The Raptors aren't worth it anymore imho.

EDIT: Some hdd benchies (http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/article.php/2691_3742526__6)

Just saw the 1200 and updated my post!

crainger
05-19-08, 08:41 PM
See now you updated it, it looks like you thought of the 1200 first and it wasn't grey_1. ::(:

grey_1
05-19-08, 09:14 PM
Lol, tanks crainger. :)

That 1200 may be on my list soon too, I'm hoping to hear it has better cable management than the 900 - which is very irritating at best.

AngelGraves13
05-19-08, 09:22 PM
See now you updated it, it looks like you thought of the 1200 first and it wasn't grey_1. ::(:

I actually updated before he posted or while he was posting. It caught my eye on the Antec site and when I was done editing, there was a reply. So...I guess we both did it at about the same time.

Bman212121
05-19-08, 09:34 PM
The 1200 is finally out I see. I was thinking about getting that case a while ago but I couldn't get it when I ordered my case. Either way the Stacker is a nice case.

The 1TB seagates in Raid 0 are pretty quick. I have some benchies in another post.

EDIT: Here is the benchmarks.

http://nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1652123&postcount=45

As for the 300GB raptors, I think they are going to make a noticeable difference in how snappy the pc is, but I also think RAID does a good job at making the pc feel snappier as well. There is going to be a decrease in loading times on the raptors, so if you didn't need the space I would consider them instead. Since you need the space, either the seagate 1TB's or the samsung F1 1TB drives are a good choice. The Sammys are slightly faster, but I'll stick with my seagates. ;)

AngelGraves13
05-19-08, 09:34 PM
Changed the hard drives to Seagate 1 TB drives. I do need the space. My iTunes folder is over 300 GB (mostly TV Shows, only 60 GB music)

Bearclaw
05-19-08, 10:10 PM
What is the difference between the 900 and the 1200? They look identical.

AngelGraves13
05-19-08, 11:56 PM
What is the difference between the 900 and the 1200? They look identical.

Actually, the 900 has a smaller front than the 1200. I think the 1200 is just a little bigger and has a fan on top?

Bman212121
05-20-08, 12:04 AM
The 1200 is the full tower model. I think it had a few other little tweaks but it's been so long since I've read any reviews about it.

Dazz
05-20-08, 06:55 PM
The 1200 has a top 200mm fan. 2x rear 120mm fans. 1x 120mm internal gfx mount, 1x side 120mm, and 3x 120mm fans on the front. so alot of cooling.