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post #21 of 25
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Yes , the hardOCP Review sold me too.

As for the power supply I think I will go with the Corsair Professional Series 760 Watt Digital ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply AX760i. I have the Corsair AX1200i in another computer and it works great. 760 watts should be enough in case I add a second VPU.

Thanks for your help. Greatly:thumb: appreciated.

Good luck, let me know when you get the case in. I like Corsair products, if you've had good luck with them its not a bad idea to stick with them. I also hear good things about Rosewill too.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Rosewill Capstone-M 750 if you are from the US

Or a Cooler Master V700

Thanks Shilka. I did find the Rosewill Capstone M 750 for about half the price that I was going to spend on the Corsair.

Thanks for your help.

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Good luck, let me know when you get the case in. I like Corsair products, if you've had good luck with them its not a bad idea to stick with them. I also hear good things about Rosewill too.

I will start ordering the hardware probably in the beginning
of August. Will let you know. Thanks for your help and for helping me out with the case.
post #23 of 25
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I have been contemplating either a raid1 or raid5. Don't know which one is better for redundancy. I know that with raid 1 you can loose one disk not sure about raid 5.

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Don't do RAID1. Mirroring provides the best redundancy but is rather slow and inefficient. RAID5 will give the best bang for your buck with 3 3TB drives. You'll have about 5.4 TB of usable storage and will be protected against a failure of any of the drives. It's extremely unlikely you will get 2 simultaneous drive failures. RAID 1+0 is another option which gives you 1 disk fault tolerance (possibly 2 depending on which drives fail) with better performance, but requires 4 drives for the same usable storage. Personally, I like to live dangerously and use RAID0 for my media storage eek.gif
Edited by Jeffwx7 - 7/16/13 at 3:08pm
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(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77Z-UD5H LGA 1155 Z77 EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3... 
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G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 2.5" 120GB ... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 ... LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA... CM Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Pro 64 bit Samsung 52" LCD TV Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower 
MouseOtherOther
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77Z-UD5H LGA 1155 Z77 EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 2.5" 120GB ... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 ... LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA... CM Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Pro 64 bit Samsung 52" LCD TV Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower 
MouseOtherOther
Logitech M570 Black 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless L... Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Ceton InfiniTV Quad Channel Cable Card Tuner 
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post #24 of 25
get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124060
and get 1 more drive and do raid 10

with raid 10, you get
double redundancy
double read
double write
no high cpu utilization unlike raid 5
but half of the total usable storage area

ok, some people have no experience with raid 5 and they are saying raid 5 is the best. (no offense)
if you really want to go with raid 5, get something like this at least :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1DS0CC3697
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124027


Reason why I always tell why raid cards are important
-easy data recovery (you don't want to buy the same mobo to recover the lost data if your mobo dies...)
-faster read and write
-less cpu usage
-better expend ability
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AMD A10-5800k Asus F2A85-M/CSM ?integrated? G.Skill Ripjaws 4gb 1600 
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Samsung 830 Samsung DVD Samsung low profile 2 heatpipe cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 
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Samsung 1366*768 60hz 15.6" monitor Samsung laptop keyboard with numeric keypad Random Samsung Power supply Random gray/black samsung laptop case 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-5800k Asus F2A85-M/CSM ?integrated? G.Skill Ripjaws 4gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 500gb 2.5" Sata Seagate 1.5tb 3.5" Sata Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Samsung 55" 240hz 3D LCD TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 800 Corsair CX 430M(now gone), used tx650 Silverstone ML03B BELKIN Microsoft mouse 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMRAM
Samsung 300ExA Intel HD Graphics 3000 Samsung DDR3 SO-DIMM 4gb Samsung DDR3 SO-DIMM 2gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 Samsung DVD Samsung low profile 2 heatpipe cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 1366*768 60hz 15.6" monitor Samsung laptop keyboard with numeric keypad Random Samsung Power supply Random gray/black samsung laptop case 
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Samsung/Elan multi touch trackpad Random Realtek 
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post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jeffwx7 View Post

Don't do RAID1. Mirroring provides the best redundancy but is rather slow and inefficient. RAID5 will give the best bang for your buck with 3 3TB drives. You'll have about 5.4 TB of usable storage and will be protected against a failure of any of the drives. It's extremely unlikely you will get 2 simultaneous drive failures. RAID 1+0 is another option which gives you 1 disk fault tolerance (possibly 2 depending on which drives fail) with better performance, but requires 4 drives for the same usable storage. Personally, I like to live dangerously and use RAID0 for my media storage eek.gif

Thanks Jeffwx7. I have to look into both the Raid 5 and Raid 10 to see which one works best for me.

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Originally Posted by danielkim624 View Post

get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124060
and get 1 more drive and do raid 10

with raid 10, you get
double redundancy
double read
double write
no high cpu utilization unlike raid 5
but half of the total usable storage area

ok, some people have no experience with raid 5 and they are saying raid 5 is the best. (no offense)
if you really want to go with raid 5, get something like this at least :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1DS0CC3697
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124027

Thanks danielkim624 for the info. I will look into raid 10 and see how it works for me .

Reason why I always tell why raid cards are important
-easy data recovery (you don't want to buy the same mobo to recover the lost data if your mobo dies...)
-faster read and write
-less cpu usage
-better expend ability

Thanks danielkim624,
Just curious. The raid card you have suggested is very reasonably priced. At a different price range are there better options that are good to have?? I find the Raid 10 that you have recommended interesting but it does require a bigger investment in Hard Drives.
Edited by bigRod - 7/19/13 at 6:19am
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