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Would that be a problem? Or would that just affect the fact that I can't have multiple hard drives? Because all I really need is two slots.
Oh, I meant to get a CD/DVD burner, and I'm going to get a 24" Dell Monitor later on. And, to answer your question, I'm not going to go SLI/CrossFire. I find it a waste of $400, since the proformance isn't THAT great, and instead of getting a another GPU once mine starts lagging (in a long time, lol) then I'll just drop the latest one for another $400-500 instead of getting SLI.
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Oh... the hard drive will be just fine in the lower chamber. The P180 can accomodate 8 hard drivers (4 bottom chamber, 4 upper chamber). I removed the upper chamber myself for better air flow, and my Quad Pack is in the bottom chamber.
In your case the P180 will be fine.

do get the Asus P5B Deluxe. Better and cheaper.
    
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Thanks, Chozart. I'm so excited, I can finally play games like Doom 3, F.E.A.R., BattleField 2 & 2142. Oh, one more thing, do you think that a 150GB Raptor and a 300GB WD 5400rpm drive would be nice?
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The Raptor would be very nice! I personally prefer a RAID0 array with two good hard drives like the Seagate 250GB perpendicular drivers. That will have a better bandwidth than a single raptor (Raptor has lower access times though). However, I do understand the choice of a Raptor; it's just not my preferencet (too much $$ per GB, and just too much $$ in total for a hard drive)
    
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Do you think I should keep my 2x300GB Raid 0 Setup? Or mirror everything on the Raptor to my 300GB drive, use the Raptor, or place 2 Raptors in Raid 0?
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post #26 of 29
I'd basically say... Raptor as main drive, and the pair of 300GB drives in RAID0 for backups.

Although my personal preference is two new 250GB/16MB cache 7200RPM drives, put those in RAID0 and the 300GB drives in RAID0 for back up.
    
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post #27 of 29
Hey so I heard that sound card was pretty good, you guys think that sound card is better then the xtremegamer card?
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post #28 of 29
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I heard it was better than any X-Fi or high-end sound card, and I heard Remonster's Z-5500, and they sound amazing no matter what music you're listening to. I'd say that that is the best sound card on the market.
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I heard it was better than any X-Fi or high-end sound card, and I heard Remonster's Z-5500, and they sound amazing no matter what music you're listening to. I'd say that that is the best sound card on the market.
possibly, the specs look better aswell.
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