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Old 06-02-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
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Cool Thoughts and suggestions on this computer build.



(Im a gamer and I love everything on ultra-high and this is my budget maxed out.)
I will be putting the 6 hard drives into RAID 5.
I will be putting my OS on the 2 SSD drives running RAID 0.
The optical drive will be connected to the sata card.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:33 PM   #2
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not a bad build but I would buy just 1 ssd instead of 2 you get no performance upgrade from raid 0 only larger size and by raiding them you lose trim so I would just buy 1 big ssd and thats not the greatest cooler I would go with this instead Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7


also instead of the raid 5 id go with something like this for back up
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136793

or this for a few extra dollars
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136792

or if you really want raid for redundancy go with 2 of these in raid 1 or if thats too expensive here is the 1TB version its way cheaper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533


all of the above drives have 64MB of cache and all come with 5 year warranty I have the 1.5 TB in my system for backup and I have a vertex II 80 gig ssd and I get sustained wright speeds from drive to drive of about 120MBps and bursts up to 160MBps these drives are very fast and put in raid 1 you would have the redundancy your looking for with way better performance
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Default Re: Thoughts and suggestions on this computer build.

Actually, and I used to say the same thing, you DO get a speed boost using SSDs in RAID 0, so if you have the money, go for it.

RAID 5 and large external drives aren't foolproof for backup, but I agree that going with RAID 5 would be a bad idea. Speaking from experience here, RAID 5 is just a little too much overhead for a home user. Save some dough and buy 4 matched drives and put them into RAID10 if the board supports it. My old RAID5 setup used to only muster 70-90MB/sec transfers (both read and write) and now with RAID 10, I hit 120 MB/sec easily and sustain 90MB for the rest. Plus RAID10 is more failure resistant than RAID5 is.

I also hesitate to see someone buying an LGA 1366 motherboard and CPU. You can get an 1155 board and a SandyBridge based i7 for less, and it'll perform way better than the old 1366 chips. Also first hand experience on this. Not to mention, the i7 2600's overclock like a sumbish.
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I learned after i posted that you do get a performance upgrade and it is huge like double the speed because the whole drive acts like cache of a platter drive sorry for the misinformation
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