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    Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 11:12am
I'm a pretty big noob when it comes to this stuff, so, if it sounds like I am, it's because I definitely am, haha! I just recently got a pretty powerful gaming rig. Everything is perfect about this PC except for one little thing....the hard drive. Actually, the hard drive, in itself, is absolutely amazing (it's an OCZ Agility 3 SATA III); it's the small space of 60 GB's that is really bugging me. At first, I figured I could get by with 60 GB, but I was too ignorant to take into account that a good 25 GB's would, alone, be used up by just the OS, itself. I'm not wanting to just run games on this rig. I'm planning on turning it into a recording rig for my music, as well. With that being said....I'm definitely going to need more than 60 gigs....errrrr....30 gigs. I have an external hard drive, but, as we all know, the external is STILL not the main hard drive. So, due to all this, I am looking for a pretty good secondary HDD to back up my SATA III. I am also looking for used drives as well, because of the cheaper price point. I just need to know what, specifically, I need to be looking for and if my PC can handle it.

Here are my specs: DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FREEGAME_VC02: None
HDD: * 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 525MB/s Read & 475MB/s Write (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64x POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11n 150Mbps Network Interface Card
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