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More Pictures of parts of my Main PC....



My 2 Asus GTX 680's



Asus GTX 680 and Water Blocks I will be using EK-FC680 GTX DCII- Acetal+Nickel water Blocks along with EK Water Blocks Back Plates



Another Picture of my GPU's Adobe and Main Concept Should fly using the Cuda Cores or I hope so anyway!!!

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MY Raid Storage System



A LSI 9260-8i with 5ea Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II and 3 SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III



Dose anyone know if it matter if all the SSD's are not the same as I want to run this in a Raid 0?????? I know with spindle drives it makes a difference in RPM, make of drives but dose anyone know for sure if it will make difference with SSD's??



Another Picture of my Excess.... But Should be a fast Drive to encode video with.


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MY OS Drives 2 of the Below SSD's in Raid 0 ON the ASUS Board.



SHOULD BE FASTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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Goodness gracious! This is going to be absolutely insane! Subbed! thumb.gif

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Excellent stuff. Watching this with interest.

Thanks Guys. I promise it is going to get more interesting and more fun. Just limited time at home before work again. But soon I will have 28 days to work on this... If I can sneak away from wife that much>>>>rolleyes.gif
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Subbed for the ludicrous amount of hardware that's going into this thing... can't even come up with adequate adjectives to describe the concept alone. smile.gif
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Dose anyone know if it matter if all the SSD's are not the same as I want to run this in a Raid 0?????? I know with spindle drives it makes a difference in RPM, make of drives but dose anyone know for sure if it will make difference with SSD's??

It really shouldn't matter with that many as I'm sure you'll saturate the bus before you max out the IOPS of the individual drives, but essentially the same issues exist regardless of drive type (SSD/Platters). Since you are striping the data - maximum rates can only be equal to the rate of the slowest drive in the raid set. Depending on the controller used, type of caching used, caching method (write-through, write-back, etc..) it can naturally be faster overall than the slowest drive's rate since the controller can cache queued writes of sectors on slower drives for a little while until those drives catch up.

TL;DR would be - as long as the drives are of the same size and approximately the same read and write speeds - it totally doesn't matter what brand or model they are.

In reality it doesn't matter with "spinners" either. As long as they are the same size, speed, cache size, etc... they could all be different brands or models. I've run homogenous RAIDs for years without issue.... you might lose 5% one way or the other... but a drive is a drive. It's just easier to tell people they must all be exactly the same rather than explain the stats to be concerned with and expect them to understand. smile.gif
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Subbed for the ludicrous amount of hardware that's going into this thing... can't even come up with adequate adjectives to describe the concept alone. smile.gif
It really shouldn't matter with that many as I'm sure you'll saturate the bus before you max out the IOPS of the individual drives, but essentially the same issues exist regardless of drive type (SSD/Platters). Since you are striping the data - maximum rates can only be equal to the rate of the slowest drive in the raid set. Depending on the controller used, type of caching used, caching method (write-through, write-back, etc..) it can naturally be faster overall than the slowest drive's rate since the controller can cache queued writes of sectors on slower drives for a little while until those drives catch up.

TL;DR would be - as long as the drives are of the same size and approximately the same read and write speeds - it totally doesn't matter what brand or model they are.

In reality it doesn't matter with "spinners" either. As long as they are the same size, speed, cache size, etc... they could all be different brands or models. I've run homogenous RAIDs for years without issue.... you might lose 5% one way or the other... but a drive is a drive. It's just easier to tell people they must all be exactly the same rather than explain the stats to be concerned with and expect them to understand. smile.gif

DiGiCiDAL,

Thanks so much for your answer on this and I always like the voice of experiance. The raid card has 1GB Cache so hopefully it will not matter and like you said I should saturate the bus before I could get to the IOPS of any of the drives...
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Made my Order for my Case Today. So i will be posting the Invoice soon... Had to get a little bit of custom work from Jim.
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MY CASE ORDER!!!!!






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I bet this thing will be able to play solitaire at full settings without artifacting.

Serious notes: What type of monitor set up will you be using for the gaming rig? Also with all 4 computers in the same case how to plan on using them simultaneously? Shouldn't be a problem for the servers, but what if you are gaming and your wife wants to use her computer?

It would be awesome if you set up nodes in different areas of the house depending on your living situation. You could run the various hdmi and sound cables relatively far away from the base server, possibly through walls. I wouldn't bother with wireless options for a sick set up like this. The only thing I'm not sure of is the usb for your mouse and keyboard, cables are relatively short without the use of repeaters and I'm not 100% on how well daisy chaining them would work.

It would be awesome for your desks to only have monitor(s), speakers (if not integrated in monitor), and your input devices.
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I bet this thing will be able to play solitaire at full settings without artifacting.

Serious notes: What type of monitor set up will you be using for the gaming rig? Also with all 4 computers in the same case how to plan on using them simultaneously? Shouldn't be a problem for the servers, but what if you are gaming and your wife wants to use her computer?

It would be awesome if you set up nodes in different areas of the house depending on your living situation. You could run the various hdmi and sound cables relatively far away from the base server, possibly through walls. I wouldn't bother with wireless options for a sick set up like this. The only thing I'm not sure of is the usb for your mouse and keyboard, cables are relatively short without the use of repeaters and I'm not 100% on how well daisy chaining them would work.

It would be awesome for your desks to only have monitor(s), speakers (if not integrated in monitor), and your input devices.

Thanks PurdueBoy,


I am going to use a 27" Asus for the main computer. The wifes computer will be just hooked up to the TV with HDMI and we will have Wireless USB mouse and keyboard for both so I do not see this being a problem. Since they will be totally separate should not matter then.

This Monitor ASUS VE278H Black 2ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASVR 50000000:1 (1200:1) Built-in Speakers

I am not a hard core gamer just a little bit. dont seem to have time to do it as much as i use to with family, building PC's, video encoding and riping... but i do enjoy witcher and NWN.... I know old fashioned..
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