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Poll Results: Should i plan a built-in "extra" monitor ~9-13" modded into a transparent window or built in speakers?

 
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post #1401 of 3109
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I wanna return it to Bestbuy, but they're gonna look at me like i'm running game on them

 

I thought the cheaper memory in the EVO just affected speeds, didn't do the proper research til after i bought it. Shoulda gone with the Pro. 2x250GB Pro's or 2x500GB Pro's in Raid0 + a 4TB WD Black is what i wanna end up with. We'll see when i can afford that though. My next purchases will be 2nd 290x and 4TB WD Black

    
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Why do you even wanna go raid 0? just for synthetic tests?
As fare as Iw seen, you will gain close to x2 performance in tests, but in real world, not so much smile.gif
My 128gb 830 seams to boot just as fast as 2x 840 pro in raid 0 tongue.gif It is probably a bit slower, would be odd if it wasnt..

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I did my first test bend tongue.gif

The outer layer of the wire/cord broke when I was trying to pull it out.. will have to find something else.
But it doesnt look half bad! Feeling confident I can do this acrylic project ^ ^
 
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post #1403 of 3109
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SSD's perform wayyyyyy faster in Raid 0. You generally need bigger SSD's to see the increase though. Like 500GB SSD's is when they really start to shine. That's the only reason i'm considering 2x500GB's instead of 250GB's. SSD's get faster the more memory they have

 

Edit: there's also the fact that LGA2011 only has 2 "True" Sata III (6Gbps) ports. Might as well use em for SSD's since nothing else is gonna saturate the bw anyway. Still haven't decided if my WD Black will perform better on a Marvel SataIII port or an Intel SataII port

 

1st bend looks great btw. Keep it up =)


Edited by kpoeticg - 2/26/14 at 12:18pm
    
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post #1404 of 3109
Went through the last 25 pages to catch up. Just checking in biggrin.gif


I may get my STH10 build finished sooner....tongue.gif........biggrin.gif....thumb.gif
post #1405 of 3109
A 4tb black will definitely need SATAIII, they are faster than the 1 and 2 to drive and my 1tb blue reads and writes at about 130mb per second
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post #1406 of 3109
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Possibly, but i feel like i'm on a path again though.

 

I think once all these acrylic panels arrive on the 3rd, my build should pick up pace again. It's looking more and more like a scratch build in my head right now though. The handles and front panel may be the only things i end up keeping :p

 

This build is definitely unrecognizable from my original plans LOLLL

 

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Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

A 4tb black will definitely need SATAIII, they are faster than the 1 and 2 to drive and my 1tb blue reads and writes at about 130mb per second
 
Interesting. I always hear people say that mechanical's can't saturate the 6Gbps of SataIII. I wonder if i'm better off with one SSD and the WD Black on the 2 good ports then. Or if the 3rd party SataIII will be enough for the Black

Edited by kpoeticg - 2/26/14 at 12:43pm
    
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post #1407 of 3109
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290x on it's journey back to Newegg. And i'm about to order #2, along with it's block and my WD Black 4TB. Also need to decide on and order some more fittings and SLI connection. I'm really hesitant to put Silver in my rig, so trying to decide between the BP or Primochill route. I really like all the new BP angled fittings that cater well to acrylic tubing.....

 

Also thinking of maybe trying to mod some cheap speakers into my build. Not a gaming setup or anything, but just for when i'm lugging it around and want my rig to have sound. Maybe even something like THIS

 

Also a few things i might grab from TAP that Delvie's didn't carry.

Anyway, just thinking out loud. I'll post screenshots later when i order my 2nd 290x and the WD Black. Probly just gonna grab a Sapphire this time since they have a non-BF4 for 650 right now

    
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Also thinking of maybe trying to mod some cheap speakers into my build. Not a gaming setup or anything, but just for when i'm lugging it around and want my rig to have sound. Maybe even something like THIS

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If it's just for a party trick, that bay speaker idea is probably fine, but if you want it to sound decent, I'd probably buy some decent drivers. I bought a decent pair of 3" drivers, and soldered them onto the circuit board amp from a USB powered speaker set. Works great, and sounds way better than those little 1.5" speakers. It is kinda fun to have built in audio, though wink.gif
post #1409 of 3109
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Definitely gonna check out that build log on your site now. Thanx

 

It's definitely not for a "Party Trick", but not necessarily for great sound either. When i'm at my place i can have a real audio setup

 

If you guys haven't noticed, since i'm unemployed right now, i'm the go-to babysitter for my sister and house/pet-sitter for my mom. And between the two of them, i end up doing alot of favors. The bay speakers would just be to have basic sound when i take my rig with me. Also, definitely wouldn't be installing them in a bay.

 

I've considered putting some "Real Audio" into the build, but i'm already pretty sure this is no longer gonna be a HAF XB by the time i'm done with it. Trying not to expand the frame tooooo much. Just a little. And i'm trying to cram a million mods in it already.

 

Also, since i'm kinda on the topic, there's no way i can make a 16:9 monitor line up with the dimensions of the top window of this build. The monitor would just be too rectangular for a cube rig. I'm thinking of putting one in the side window instead that maybe flips out. The Ipad3 Retina Display might be good for this. The monitor just covering like the lower or top half of the window wouldn't look as outta place as it would with the top/main window. 

 

I'm far from decided on the speakers though. I'm definitely gonna read your build log and consider other options. I just want basic sound out of it tho. 

    
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Speakers > monitor.
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