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Old 05-09-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default High performance HDD

okay lets talk about high performance HDDs
im looking at building a new gaming rig
something that excels in speed
i dont need space
just for the rig to be fast
im going to use an i7 920
6 GB DDR3 1600
a quad crossfire
on a bloodrage mobo
i plan on OCing the 920
but thats a different story

i was snooping on newegg this afternoon
and i seen some HDDs that are 15000 rpm
now that is nothing but interesting to me
the ones that i have my eye on is 147 GB using a SAS
is the SAS really needed?
will i see a differeance with
4x 147 GB SAS 15000 HDDs in a RAID 0+1 array
or
4x 150 GB SATA 10000 HDDs in a RAID 0+1 array
one thing that has my attention is that the bloodrage mobo
only has 2 SAS
but 6 SATA
im leaning toward the VelociRaptors
but so far thats nothing but name sake
so what are your opinions?
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
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SAS is a dying technology. SSD is the way to go for outright speed.

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Old 05-09-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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ive watched that video a couple times man that comp is so drool worthy...

This is a good one too

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I would go for the Raptors in RAID 0+1. The SSD's have a great read time but a slow write time.
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I would go for the Raptors in RAID 0+1. The SSD's have a great read time but a slow write time.
That would make sense since some computers like the eee 1000HE uses the SSD to boot the OS.
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I would go for the Raptors in RAID 0+1. The SSD's have a great read time but a slow write time.
and they have other factors going against them
like
  • price vs space
  • the complete cost
  • $$$$$

and i would like to be able to play alot of games on this rig for a while
with a quad cross fire for 4870s all liquid cooled
it will have alot of horse power for a 24" screen
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Quad 4870's is a waste of money. You'll get worse performance than you would with two. More GPU's doesn't always equal better performance. Driver support would make the 4th card obsolete and the 3rd one nothing but dead weight for the other two. You don't need water cooling unless you're going to be overclocking. A 24" screen should have a resolution of 1900x1080/1900x1200. A single 4870 is enough.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:24 AM   #8
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I vote for SSD's in RAID0.
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for now its just planning
water cooling is something that ive always wanted to try
so why not
im might look at the 3000 series
but it would still be nice
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Water cooling is pretty much useless for the majority of people that do it. You have to be an elite overclocker to fully utilize water cooling. A nice heatsink should hold you up fine unless you want to set a world record for the highest stable clock.
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