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lol ok.... I will blame you if I dont

Are you getting a new cpu too? Im going for the 6300 now and maybe a quad core next year... what other upgrades are you making?

R u gonna get Vista?
My CPU is very similar to a Core 2 Duo E6600. To the naked eye, they are no different. However, my CPU is binned slightly higher to perform better. I am not getting rid of this baby.

My upgrades:

Late December / Very Early January - P5B Deluxe
Mid January - New Case / Water Cooling setup
Late January / Early February - 4 HDDs in RAID0
Mid February / Late February - New PSU
Early March - 8800GTX SetUp (maybe R600 if they are sexy)
April / May - 45nm Quad Core
May - New laptop (Lenovo X60t)

I will probably go Vista in March.
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Ah right.. sounds good :-) I might get a quad core next year if they drop down in price enough!

Why will you be getting 4 HDs btw? Whats the benefit to lots of hard drives? (sorry if thats a nube question!)
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post #23 of 24
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Ah right.. sounds good :-) I might get a quad core next year if they drop down in price enough!

Why will you be getting 4 HDs btw? Whats the benefit to lots of hard drives? (sorry if thats a nube question!)
When configured in a RAID Array, your HD bandwidth is doubled (or very close to doubled).

For example, a single WD1600YS has a bandwidth around 64MB/s. If you have two of these drives in a RAID0 array your bandwidth will go to around 122MB/s. Add another two drives to give you 4 drives total, you bandwidth will go to around 241MB/s. That is a very good performance increase considering other applications where you double the hardware and you only get a minimal performance increase (SLI, CrossFire).

However, RAID arrays do not affect your seek time or latency. RAID0 also adds considerable risk factor. The chances of a RAID0 array failing are a little under double the chance for failure of a single drive when you use a 2 drive RAID0 array, and just under four times the risk of failure with four drives. However, drive failure is rather insignificant. These drives are rated at 1.2 million hours between failure.
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Thanks Paul. Sounds like good performance increase, but personally, I would worry about the increased risk... however, I always seem to get talked into such things by (reading) you guys
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