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post #1 of 17
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Got some money at the moment (got paid today, yay! )

Wondering what would be the best thing to upgrade now?

SLI? Sound card? RAID? Something else?
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what monitor you got ?
    
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1. X-fi Xtreme gamer sound card.
2. Watercooling. I hear the Swiftech one is preety powerfull.
3. 2*250GB Sata2 Perpandicular RAID0 --->faster than raptors apparently. Ill post benches.
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post #4 of 17
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what monitor you got ?
Planar 21" LCD

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Originally Posted by Nevaziah View Post
1. X-fi Xtreme gamer sound card.
2. Watercooling. I hear the Swiftech one is preety powerfull.
3. 2*250GB Sata2 Perpandicular RAID0 --->faster than raptors apparently. Ill post benches.
Faster than RAID0 Raptors?
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whats the res on that ?

1650 ?
    
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post #6 of 17
Raptor > RAID.

RAID is overraided...I mean overrated. It wouldn't be an advantage over your already nice hard drive. Or get a Seagate Cheetah. Those are sweet too. Or go for a sweet set of speakers...or a bigger monitor... Just a few ideas
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post #7 of 17
if you can obviously SLi, ahhh gtx sli, If only.....
post #8 of 17
raid isnt overrated at all ?! what are you on about

a raid arraid with two normal hard drives with a 16mb cache will beat a raptor
    
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post #9 of 17
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whats the res on that ?

1650 ?
1600x1200
post #10 of 17
raid 0 with two raptors!
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