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New computer time.

So how shitty does this build look?


Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel MB
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Patriot Viper Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz
x 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-300


I'll be sticking this all in my old full size case running 64-bit Vista and I don't do any type of major gaming or water cooling. Will a 500W power supply be enough? It will mostly get used for internet stuff, pictures, some video editting, and the occasional game or two. I'd like to RAID 10 the two internal drives and eventually get an network storage device for the out of town family to get pictures/video off of and keep backups of everything. Thoughts.
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fuck it, I'll buy a dell.
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fuck it, I'll buy a dell.
lol. no, its actually good. like iphone elite.

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that looks pretty badass. You will love the i7 920. Im jealous!

I would definately bump up your power supply from 500W though. That 500W unit might not even have the right PCI-E power connectors for the 9800GTX anyway.
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You doing RAID 0 or something with those two drives?

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I've never used RAID on anything, but I want to RAID them for redundancy, not speed, whatever that is called. I thought it was RAID 10?
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With 2 drives that'll be RAID 1. I personally think it is a bad way to have data redundancy for a home desktop. Any problems/corruption on one drive is auto replicated to another drive. What *I* would do is...

2 smaller drives, RAID 0 - for stuff that gets run. (OS, apps...etc)

1 large drive for all pics...etc..etc

another large drive backing up the other large drive.

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Well that's what I'll do then. I already have a coupe of new 160's SATA drives that will be more than enough to store the OS and all the programs I use. That and I'll keep the 1TB drives for just data and RAID all of it just like you suggest. Hopefully the motherboard can do all of that.
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Be advised that *I* would not setup a RAID for the storage only drives. I'd use some automated backup or manual backup process to copy data from drive a to drive b. What I currently do these days is backup my NAS to a large drive using MS sync toys.

That's my paranoid way, standby for other opinions. More then one way to skin a cat.

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Be advised that *I* would not setup a RAID for the storage only drives. I'd use some automated backup or manual backup process to copy data from drive a to drive b. What I currently do these days is backup my NAS to a large drive using MS sync toys.

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But..but...what if that drive gets corrupted??!!




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But..but...what if that drive gets corrupted??!!
They back each other up, but SyncToys is not automated by me so I'd know if there was a problem.

If you have a way you like to do it, please put it out there as the OP may prefer that way.

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Well I think I'm going to get this barebones setup instead with an extra 1TB drive and 64-bit vista. It's $400 less than what I first listed and I think it will work just fine for what I'm doing. I don't need an extra case or PS, but the price seems too good to pass up.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&sku=B69-0079
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I would also recommend you get the 7200.12 fives. They have much better I/O rates and all around better drives.





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i coulda swore i posted here already.

i have the same processor, mobo and vid card (xfx brand). got 6 gb of gskill ram.
i went with a single platter 320gb hd for applications and a 1tb secondary drive for storage
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I fucking hate gigabyte with a passion. I had 3 RMA's on 2 different boards each before I said fuck them forever. I recommend ASUS. I recommend you get a video card with more memory, 512MB was insufficient memory a year ago, I have 768 and I've pegged it out a few times. Insufficient texture memory is very frustrating, because you get occasional pauses and hiccups in games as it caches to system memory. But, if you don't plan on doing any gaming then it isn't too much of a concern. Definitely need more power than 500 watts. I would recommend a quality 600w or higher, preferrably higher - those G90 cores take a lot of power, as does that processor. I ended up with an 850, but I'm overclocked and water cooled. 600 bare minimum (if it's a quality PSU) 700w to be safe.
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I fucking hate gigabyte with a passion. I had 3 RMA's on 2 different boards each before I said fuck them forever. I recommend ASUS. I recommend you get a video card with more memory, 512MB was insufficient memory a year ago, I have 768 and I've pegged it out a few times. Insufficient texture memory is very frustrating, because you get occasional pauses and hiccups in games as it caches to system memory. But, if you don't plan on doing any gaming then it isn't too much of a concern. Definitely need more power than 500 watts. I would recommend a quality 600w or higher, preferrably higher - those G90 cores take a lot of power, as does that processor. I ended up with an 850, but I'm overclocked and water cooled. 600 bare minimum (if it's a quality PSU) 700w to be safe.
jesus dude, that's quite the build. you do know most folks just browse the internet and look at porn right?
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jesus dude, that's quite the build. you do know most folks just browse the internet and look at porn right?
judging by the fact that he's picking up one of the top of the line processors, video card, and overclocking motherboard, I'm assuming he has something other in mind than browsing the web.
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judging by the fact that he's picking up one of the top of the line processors, video card, and overclocking motherboard, I'm assuming he has something other in mind than browsing the web.
Yeah I kind of figured that I really didn't need that all that powerfull of a computer for what I use it for and got the barebones kit from tigerdirect I posted about earlier instead. 700 bucks shipped with an extra 1TB drive and I'll run another two smaller drives that I already have for the OS and other programs.
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