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How about Xeon Conroe?????
The Woodcrest CPU use a 771 Socket motherboard which come with a hefty pricetag. He has no need for such a powerful server style solution. This case will be used for Word, Email, Internet, Photos, ect. No naming, no high end rendering.
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post #12 of 23
He's referring to these socket 775 Xeons:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=
    
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post #13 of 23
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Why would he go RAID0 for stability? He should go RAID 1 for stability, so he can mirror the data. I've heard RAID 1 is good for stability and not losing data, and RAID0 is just for speed. If I'm mistaken, yell at me and tell me how dumb I am.
That's the same thing i was thinking when i saw the two HDDs. If you're looking for stability (or at least keeping data safe), then RAID 1 or 0+1 would be a better choice, no?
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He's referring to these socket 775 Xeons:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=
Wow! I have never seen those! I am really glad Intel has put out a 775 Xeon to complete with the Opterons. However, what is the difference between these Xeons and the regular E6XXX models?
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...c2d-e6600.html

The_Manual is going all out on this thread.
    
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I saw that.
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I would've probably added a third drive for raid 5, for data security since I've had a raid 0 drive die on me and trust me it sucks when it does. No need for mirroring anymore since you don't have to buy expensive raid 5 cards now.
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Check my RAID performance FAQ... RAID5 on on board RAID controllers has a horrid write performance. Generally, these controllers are only psuedo-hardware (and not pure hardware RAID like dedicated controllers). In reality, it's a software RAID with the software embedded in an onboard chip.

RAID5 sounds nice in theory, but in pracice, write performance is pretty darn bad in practical terms.
    
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post #19 of 23
Hmm apparently the on board raid 5 is pretty absymal since it is mostly software based, however the hardware raid 5 cards seem to give respectable performance, around the same as mirroring.

http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_cont...raid505&page=9
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post #20 of 23
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Check my RAID performance FAQ... RAID5 on on board RAID controllers has a horrid write performance. Generally, these controllers are only psuedo-hardware (and not pure hardware RAID like dedicated controllers). In reality, it's a software RAID with the software embedded in an onboard chip.

RAID5 sounds nice in theory, but in pracice, write performance is pretty darn bad in practical terms.
But onboard RAID0 is sufficient?
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