I almost bit on this in the morning a few seconds after you posted it, but then I looked at the 2009 3.5" HD charts on Tom's Hardware. Looks like the newest seagate drives with the 500GB platters are outperforming the newer raptors.
That's a pretty good price. Others must remember that you cannot put value on just the hardware. Browsing thorugh newegg you can put together a similar system for about $780 or $340 cheaper than this iMac. Is it worth $340 for me to not have to assemble anything, not have to install an OS, for...
I ordered two drives MWave's ebay account and also received cc1g firmware drives. There is cc1h firmware available, I shot an email to Seagate support to see if the update is necessary. I have not received a response yet. Drives have been working fine with no issues since yesterday in a Raid 1...
I think the heatsink is mouted incorrectly. I am pretty sure those had to have the fan blowing towards the rear of the case. I believe people even experienced substantial differences in heat because of this.
Card is on sale at Circuit City. You can do local pickup or free shipping if not available locally.
Had a gift card laying around for $35 for a year now that I hadn't used. Ended up paying $105 out of my own pocket for the card, going to be replacing an HD2600XT that will not go into my media center.
Mine's just in an old Antec Sonata case, used the motherboard it came with.
2x74GB Raptors in Raid 0
Nothing too special, mostly office applications, some tf2, and vmware for testing. Keep having to tell myself I don't need an 8800GT or more ram, finally...