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May 1, 2010 - 8:52 am
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oooofffff----way over my head...

sorry i cant help :geek:

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May 1, 2010 - 9:16 am
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i'm making a new build.. it's gonna be sweet.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

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May 1, 2010 - 1:46 pm
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cool :geek:

do tell when you have nutted it out...in layman terms

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The new system I'm gonna get will be sweeeet.

the highlights
Antec Twelve Hundred 750W chassis
You gotta check out the fans!
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CPU: Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz

MB: ASUS P6X58D

12GB Ram

Radeon HD 5970 video

ASUS 27" monitor

Corsair 128GB SSD.
I didn't know about solid state drives until a few days ago. This one has benched at about 200 mb/s speed...what I got now transfers at 80 mb/s. The OS is supposed to load really fast as well as all programs loading fast. fyi, SSD's have NO moving parts so no noise and nothing to wear out.

Two Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB hard disks for the storage of all my media... I bought a 1TB WD drive about 6 months ago and it's practically full... Like the twilight zone complete series of 156 episodes takes about 30GB. And that's just ONE Tv show out of many so I need the storage.

Sony Optiarc optical drive

ASUS USB wireless network adapter

Now I wait for money to fall from the sky to pay for all this.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

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May 1, 2010 - 9:31 pm
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Get 2 64GB SSDs and RAID 0 them together. Same thing with the hard drives.

Here is the system I am building:

Case: Cooler Master HAF932
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-1000HX
Mobo: EVGA X58 SLI
Processor: Intel Core i7 930
RAM: OCZ Platinum Triple Channel DDR3 PC12800 (6 GB)
Video: XFX GeForce GTS 250 (I'm not a 14 year old gamer)
Storage: 2 - OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD (Raid 0)
HD's: 2 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB (Raid 0)
Media Drive: Blu-Ray/DVD Burner (haven't decided brand)
Monitor: Samsung P2450H 24" LCD
Mouse: MS Sidewinder X8 Blue Track
KB: Can't find any good ones, hate black
Price: $2,034.73

N2TheBlack

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May 1, 2010 - 9:33 pm
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Tell me more about RAID.

How do I start my research on how set it up? Got any links? I know what RAID does but I've never used it. Is this something I do before I install the OS?

What are the advantages of RAID? Are transfer rates faster?

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Well, I'm not a RAID expert but...

Yes, you set it up before you install the OS. You need a RAID controller. Luckily, most high end mobo's today have one or more on the board so read the instructions for the mobo. You might be able to download the manual before buying the mobo. Otherwise you have to buy a RAID controller and they can be expensive.

RAID is definitely faster, RAID 0 is what most home users need. It gangs 2 or more drives together and spreads the data across them. But with RAID 0 you don't lose any drive space. With higher levels RAIDs you do.

If you are using a RAID controller on the mobo, the first time you turn the system on the bios boot should present you a menu and ask you if you want to set up RAID.

Lastly, the drives have to be the same, if I'm not mistaken. The real question is whether or not your RAID controller will let you setup more than one RAID (e.g. one for your SSDs and another for the HD's). RAID has been used on servers for decades but they do it more for reliability than for speed.

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cool, thanks!

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May 14, 2010 - 4:20 pm
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"at1with0" wrote: The new system I'm gonna get will be sweeeet.

the highlights
Antec Twelve Hundred 750W chassis
You gotta check out the fans!
[Image Can Not Be Found]

[Image Can Not Be Found]

CPU: Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz

MB: ASUS P6X58D

12GB Ram

Radeon HD 5970 video

ASUS 27" monitor

Corsair 128GB SSD.
I didn't know about solid state drives until a few days ago. This one has benched at about 200 mb/s speed...what I got now transfers at 80 mb/s. The OS is supposed to load really fast as well as all programs loading fast. fyi, SSD's have NO moving parts so no noise and nothing to wear out.

Two Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB hard disks for the storage of all my media... I bought a 1TB WD drive about 6 months ago and it's practically full... Like the twilight zone complete series of 156 episodes takes about 30GB. And that's just ONE Tv show out of many so I need the storage.

Sony Optiarc optical drive

ASUS USB wireless network adapter

Now I wait for money to fall from the sky to pay for all this.

that is sweet....looks that kill,.....looks like it could run some serious gaming power..

my bro has a chassis very similar to that one,got a 2nd hand cp on its way myself...this old girl has had her day,since i started using the internet back in august 2001..yeah she needs to have a rest..RIP my old friend

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