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Old 11-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I am building a computer for a friend and I wanted to see what some suggestions you guys might have for and the build. Its going to be a pretty expensive build. I have a budget of $5000, for what I have right now is just about that. He will be video game programming/gaming. Here it is!


ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support ...

EVGA ACX Cooler 03G-P4-2784-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card-----x2

AMD FX-9590 Vishera 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Eight-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition FD9590FHHKWOF

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250KW 2.5" TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) With Desktop Bundle Kit-----x2

G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C9Q-16GTXD

Seagate NAS HDD ST2000VN000 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive------x3

LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12NS30 - OEM



Here is the case, im going to get the power supply with the case.

Lian Li V Silent Series PC-V2120B Full Tower Case w/ Custom Full Bolt-On Window - Dual Loop Liquid Cooled Edition - FrozenCPU.com

Tell me what you guys think! Thank you.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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I don't see why you will need 3x2TB hard drives, I'd stick with 2 as you already have 2 SSD drives,
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Are you running a RAID 5 for the data disk?
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yes, raid 0 for the SSD's and then raid 5 for the data drives. that is the whole reason for 3 of them.
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Care to donate that to me?

Haha looks good man!
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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ya i almost crapped my pants, i asked the mother of the kid that i am building it for her how much she wanted to spend. and she was like "$10,000? is that enough?" and i was like UHM "drooling" ya thatll be enough, then i was like i can build a bad ass one for like 5000 and she was like ok! so its really for her 14 YEAR OLD SON!!
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Damn, for $5000, I could build a sweet dual Opteron rig.

May I ask about the RAID 5 though? Write performance is going to hurt a lot. Could do a RAID 0 with a nice backup plan.
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The setup looks great thus far.

re: RAID
I would put the 3x2TB drives in RAID 0. You create a larger disk and have the option of partitioning the drive into custom sized drives. You also gain a slight speed boost.

I would then purchase another SSD and put those three in RAID 3.

Why not upgrade the RAM to 32GB?
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ya i was think about getting 3 ssd's. and then getting 4 2tb and raid 50 them. all those raids would also require a raid controller... guess ill be doing a little more shopping. google is being stupid for me right. whats raid 3 consist of?
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:06 AM   #10
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google started working!

raid 3 byte striped where raid 5 is block. and raid 3 has dedicated parity and raid 5 has it spanned out between the blocks. but they are ssd, do i really need redundany?
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