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Well I am starting to get into these AMD chips guys--so many more things to tweak!

And even wierder is my shift from Asus to DFI...

And even though I am still pretty hardcore ATI ATM this will be my first SLI rig--even though it is a bit dated and only 8X per lane running Dual GFX cards.

Without further delay allow me to introduce my new daily driver: Velocitor.

The heart and soul of this rig is an X2 3800+ riding on a LanParty NF4 SLI-DR backed up by G Skill DDR 500 modules and spinning XP pro on some seriously fast platters: a pair of Cheetah SCSI drives (u320 on an LSI HBA in RAID 0) and a foursome of Raptors (74GB) in RAID 0 just for storage

PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI provides the fat flat rails.

Pumping out the pixels I have for the moment an ATI X1950pro soon to be replaced by a pair of Nvidia products of an unspecified nature....spewing out the rich ATI color is my spanky new 22" LCD which I am still throbbing over...

From the pounding my wallet took that is...why o why are 22" monitors soooooo much more than the 20.1" monitors? 24" is ludicrous...but maybe one day...

I decided to step up my game with a Razer Copperhead and a Saitek Eclipse2.

All that I am lacking is a phatty surround sound and some gaming skills...LOL

I have assembled the rig and built the arrays and everything is okay. I still have not had the time to Load XP--that is my project for tonight.

I will post some pictures of Velocitor ASAP.



EDIT: Boy has this rig come a long way from these first posts...
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well....you could have avoided the x8 x8 SLi by going with my motherboard. The ASUS A8N32-SLi Deluxe
    
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4 Raptors in RAID0 just for storage? 22" LCD?

This is going to be quite the rig Druid! I should really get working on my RAID setup as well as my monitor upgrade.

Looking forward to all the details! Make sure to post lots of pics.
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well....you could have avoided the x8 x8 SLi by going with my motherboard. The ASUS A8N32-SLi Deluxe
You offering it for sale or something? LOL. I have built this rig primarily from stuff from the For Sale threads here...that's part of the plan...plus DFI is something I need to check out.

EDIT: Okay I check it out LOL--and I wouldn't take your stinky old A8N32SLI ove rmy lovely DFI for any money. JK

I actually have an A8NSLI and an A8N32SLI--but I like this DFI board better--better options--better components --better looking--better overclocker.

It's just BETTER.....
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4 Raptors in RAID0 just for storage? 22" LCD?

This is going to be quite the rig Druid! I should really get working on my RAID setup as well as my monitor upgrade.

Looking forward to all the details! Make sure to post lots of pics.
Here we go again.


I have repeatedly tried to load Xp on the array--but no luck. No f6 response nothing. XP just wants to load onto the indivdual Raptor.

Until I get the CD I was supposed to get with my LSI HBA no OS on the SCSI array either. This sucketh.

Tried a USB adapter for the keyboard even...nothing.

Why can I not load XP onto the NVRAID array? And why hno f6 response after pounding on the damn key a million times?

When I just leave the floppy in it does try and get the drivers--but it gets this error at the end...


Anyway--it's still a nice looking rig--even if I can't boot into Xp LOL





Not too bad considering I spent only a few hours assembling it... The 80 pin SCSI drive use backplane adapters and a ribbon cable--the ribbon actually was better for managing in the tight space by the PSU.
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No luck whatsoever with loading onto the NV array--this has happened to me before--last time I just used the SiS controller and had nary a problem. Me and Nvidia just don't get along...

Anyhoo I am now doing a low level format on all the Raptors just for good luck before building a RAID 0 array on the Silicon RAID controller. I really hope it goes well...I want to bring Velocitor to life tonight!


EDIT: It only took me three months and a different set of drivers for the F6 disk to get NV RAID to work--a real walk in the park.
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All right then I have finally gotten Velocitor online! Currently posting on the fastest PC I have ever used...

The Netgear wireless is much better than the Dlink. I am able to get a signal from the livingroom! **** no more crouching beside the fridge...LOL

Decided to Set up a RAID 10 array instead of the RAID 0--no particular reason--I just never had a chance to bench one before so I am in the process of DLing some bench SW and will soon post the results.

Judging from the load time on XP these drives are doing the job!

Man that was a hassle--I have yet to get an NV RAID set up together--just glad the SiS works perfectly.

EDIT: Lolzors the SiS would not reload when I had to reformat. So I made the NVRAID work instead...
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Nice setup. Now get into overclocking it =)
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I am really happy it works at all...LOL What a PITA/

DLing the Futuremark Benchmarks now--let's see what 3DMark06 looks like.

Gonna run a series of baseline benches first--then try ot the OC action.

With the BT only spinning at 980 RPM I am still getting decent temps--I think I will have plenty of headroom for some overvolting...

Not a clue what to do with the X2 as far as settings go,,, where's Probn4lyfe when you need him?
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As a starting point:

HTT: 4x
FSB: 250
Multi: 10x
divider: 1:1
vCore: stock should manage @ only 2.5GHz. Maybe add 0.05-0.075v

That alone should get you rolling @ 2500 MHz, and from there, I'd suggest dropping the divider a notch, to slow down the RAM, dropping the HTT to 3x, and slowly raising FSB from that point. Depending on stepping, you should be good to 2.6 or 2.7 fairly easy.
    
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