I use 64 bit Windows running two Raptor 150's in RAID 0 on my board just fine, even transferred the RAID from my last board to this one without reloading (both were Gigabyte boards, natch)
In my case, I run RAID0 because of space issues, and not wanting to manage two different 150GB drives. I've been running them this way for a few years, and haven't really had a reason to upgrade, if folks are wondering why I put up with ~300 GB in RAID0. I'm also backed up using Windows Home Server, and I store data in multiple locations, so failure really doesn't scare me.
RAID0 on SSDs however, that will be my next upgrade. XMas/Tax return time hopefully.
Originally Posted by EchoNatek
if not i will definitely agree with you. i did not see that it only supported 4x for the second card. it is gonna be a problem.
Not accurate. Modern day video cards barely saturate even a 4x bus, and the limitation isn't a big deal (yet). Just like AGP 8x was way faster than we needed at the time when it was released (most cards couldn't saturate even a 2x bus)
Also to address the first issue, since I haven't seen anyone mention it. The HP p6631 ships with a 250 watt power supply
. The MINIMUM requirements for a Radeon HD 5770 is 450 watts
- this is sadly what you get with OEM computers. You need to look at getting your PC from your wish list there before you can really "fix" the problem. Except for the RAIDMax power supply in your list. Don't go there. Get a name brand from Corsair, Thermaltake, Seasonic, etc.