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just remember to back up your data somehow, a failed drive in raid 0 takes your whole array down.
cant complain..
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post #22 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoDly
Would Raid0 work with my http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128015 ? I have one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144 . I was thinking about adding another.
You need to find out if that mobo has a built-in RAID controller. OTW you'll have to buy a RAID card. I prefer having the controller onboard.
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post #23 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by lessthanjake1241
just remember to back up your data somehow, a failed drive in raid 0 takes your whole array down.
Yes, there is an increased risk since if one drive goes down then you lose both drives. But today's HDDs are extremely dependable so the likelihood is slim, and you ought to be backing your critical data up anyway.
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post #24 of 69
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jamenta
Yah I know what you mean. Baby steps. hee hee.

Pook: if you look at my system specs, granted, some of my components are high end (case, PSU). But my monitor was only $200, and is an excellent widescreen 19" 5ms. And I'm using Sennheiser's PC165s headphones which have an excellent built-in USB sound card and these PC165s really rock - they have 360 degree surround sound. And the Seagate Barracudes were $95 a piece, $200 for 640 gigs that run in RAID 0 faster than a single Raptor!!
Space really isn't a problem - but its always nice.

I'm getting cheap headphones. I need something more compact than anything - so I can fit them in my pocket. Getting the cheap Koss ones that everyone seems to be going crazy over.

The monitor I'm getting this this

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Originally Posted by lessthanjake1241
just remember to back up your data somehow, a failed drive in raid 0 takes your whole array down.
Probably gunna get a cheap 40GB drive as an external to backup stuff that I don't have hard copies of (pictures, data, homework, etc etc)
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post #25 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
Space really isn't a problem - but its always nice.

The monitor I'm getting this this
Hmm. Check out the Hanns G below:

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824254005

Comparison: Response time is 5ms instead of 8ms. Power consumption 55watts versus 80watts. Connector DVI-D versus DVI.
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DVI-D = DVI .... no?
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post #27 of 69
That monitor is incredible. Thanks for answering my question jamenta
    
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post #28 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
DVI-D = DVI .... no?
Yeah no difference, I didn't notice the digital listed for the Sceptre, thought it only had DVI-I. But the 5ms response time could make a difference if you're a heavy gamer.

Although 8ms will probably still do the job for you and the Sceptre looks like it has a nice solid build to it.
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post #29 of 69
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Not really... >_>;

But its only $10. So hey.
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post #30 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
Not really... >_>;

But its only $10. So hey.
I'm wondering now if that Sceptre is a true 16:9 because the Hanns G isn't? For DVD's a true 16:9 perspective would be great. It definitely looks like a good buy and has some great reviews on Newegg. You can't go wrong with either monitor. Widescreen is AWESOME.
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