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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:41 am 
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Edit: on the newegg site they list the seek time on the raptors as 4.5ms and the maxtors at 9ms. isent this quite a large difference????


On paper, yes, in real life.. no. The Raptors spin at 10K RPM but have a small capacity which makes them not suitable as storage drives for people with a lot of crap, but great for RAID setups for games and your OS. The DiamondMax 10's spin at 7200RPM and while this is less than 10K, they are easily the fastest 7.2K RPM drives out there, they have a huge capacity (300GB) for all your storage needs and a 16MB cache which is double that of most other drives.

Even with a 9ms seek time they are bitchin' fast :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:26 pm 
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Seagate 15k Cheetahs in RAID O
twin vid cards in SLI
4GB of RAM plus a Solid State harddrive
http://www.superssd.com/products_sub.htm

outrageous price-you did say budget no problem.......and you can't beat the I/O

if you can't afford the solid state hard drive.....go ahead and get 4GB of RAM and assign some of it to RAMdrive


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capper5016 wrote:
First of all, ditch the ASUS board...DFI is the way to go.


DFI giving you a kickback? :wink:

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where does it say he already has an ASUS board?


10th post down, I almost missed it myself.

fenier wrote:
i already bought the asus mobo so that cant change and also go tthe case and psu.


thanks, I missed that. Oh well. Hope he won't need support.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:21 pm 
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DFI giving you a kickback?


Yeah, just like the 20 oither web sites that have raved about their boards over the past 18 months....we should ask, is gigapoop giving you a kickback?


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Thank you all for your help so far!!!!:):):):):):):):).

Im going to wait for the FX57 proc and I have just recieved my 2 6800 ultras (from asus) .

The only thing left are the HDs and Ram!!!! the computer will be a Gaming and Heavy Video editing machine. I have 4 comps and a server so im not that straped for space!!! Im still leaning toward the raptors in RAID0. As for the ram im still up in the air....a 2 gig set(2x1gig)....two of them ....something else???. I know a fair bit about comps since i have been using them for my art and movie editing but i know very little about ram. What makes are good and what are ram timings????? Thx again for all your help :)


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editing video? if you want the absolute best performance go with 4GB of RAM. for speed you want DDR400 aka PC3200. the lower the timings the better. Good brands are crucial, mushkin and kingston.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:17 am 
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wow so no busget?

i would go with

amd-fx55
zalman liquid cooling
2x bfg 6800ultra oc
2gb ocz revision.2 platinum
cooler master cmstacker 830
audigy 2 zs gamer
logitech z-5500
logitech dinovo keyboard and mouse
2x 10,000rpm 74gb w.d raptors
3x 300gb diamondmax 10

with 2 of these this lcd screens


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i never said no budget :( i'm just willing to shell out the money if the parts are genuinely worth it ;P

thx again


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oh oops. well the parts i listed are the parts i would go with.


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Corsair XMS 4400C25PT...it'll run at 2-2-2-5 at 200FSB, and 272FSB at 2.5-4-4-7...very good memory.
As to the HDD, I seriously love the 300GB Diamond Max10's I use, the 16MB of cache makes these things scream


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fenier wrote:
Im going to wait for the FX57 proc


Good luck with that.


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the A8N-sli has major overclocking problems so you may want to get the DFI lanparty SLI-DR it is far better


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he already has the asus mobo. I would go with 2gb ocz revison.2 platinum ram. I would also go with 2x 74gb raptors and 2 dm10 300gb.


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dunn2953 wrote:
the A8N-sli has major overclocking problems so you may want to get the DFI lanparty SLI-DR it is far better


Likewise, the DFI NF4 boards suffer major instability problems while the A8N-SLI Deluxe is very stable.

Overclocking might be an option that might not be so appealing to some, and the original poster says he already has the motherboard.


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Likewise, the DFI NF4 boards suffer major instability problems while the A8N-SLI Deluxe is very stable.


Actually, since the initial BIOS release of 1/25, the DFI NF4 SLI-DR is incredibly stable. Using the latest BIOS 3/10, I'm running 300x9 no problem. Sorry to disagree, but DFI is putting out the best all around boards right now.


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If you want it to be really awesome I would go with 4 74Gb raptors in a Raid 0+1 . Also if you want to save some money go with dual 6800GT's. You should easily be able to get them up to Ultra speeds. As for the processor the FX55 is great but its overkill when you can get a AMD 400 thats just as good just that the multipliers are locked.


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just my .2 about the mobo I relize he said he already had the Asus mobo but with the "no budget" comment and the amount of money he's spending on the other componets the money he would spend on a differant board is chump change.
This is not a comment on ASUS quality but I have heard some horror stories about support if they go bad. So If it was me and everbody was telling me don't go for the Asus board I would get another brand and sell that one on Ebay or someone locally.


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raptors and RAID arrays are way overrated. A DM10 is more than 4 times the size, almost the same cost, and offers just slightly less performance.
If those 74's were so awesome, don't you think more companies would jump in and start offering their own models? Plus, WD is getting ready to release a new version.
As to the ASUS board, they are good stable boards that are horrible overclockers (just aren't stable with any kind of O/C). What is the sense of buying everything else for an insane system built for performance, and bottlenecking it with a board meant for stock speeds?
I'm telling you, DFI is the way to go. and no, i'm not a DFI spokesperson, but it is only the seond time in over a year I've given out the "Editors Choice" award. As did several other sites. Top that off with awesome customer support and great forums, and you'll be extremely happy


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chiller2 wrote:
So If it was me and everbody was telling me don't go for the Asus board I would get another brand and sell that one on Ebay or someone locally.


I'd have to agree here.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:05 am 
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something you might want to do is work a trade too. you can hit up any one of the numerous boards and see if someone wantts to trade...only way to get fair value. Some people don't care about overclocking or extreme systems and like the stability and ease of an ASUS board


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