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post #1 of 13
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I just went out and spent around 3,000$ To get A

Cooler master ASTACKER case
Nvidia 680I mother board
OCZ 700 watt power supply
2 Gforce 8800 GTS 320MB Super Clocked.
OCZ PC2 8500 Sli ready 5-5-5-15 (2 gigs) Ram.
Intel Core2 Quad 2.40 GHz
Running 4 Side Fans a Razor Diamond Back mouse and the Saitek Eclipse 2 keyboard with a 22in LG 3000:1 2ms Monitor.'
And 2 139 Gig Raptor (10,000 Rpm) Harddrives

Now a few questions
When I hooked up the 2 graphics cards I used the little bridging thing and connected em and installed the drivers is there anything else I need to install with running sli? Or is there a way to tell if its working?

Also with both the harddrives I heard there is some config you either place 1 or 0 on something to make it like its 1 drive with basically double the speed.

Also when I open my computer it only shows 1 C Drive... Any answers or comments on my rig would be apreciated will post pics soon.


Thanks!
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Intel Core 2 Quad @ 3.11GHz Nvidia 790i Ultra Sli Radeon HD 4870 X2 Diamond Edition 2 Gigs AMPO DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150gig Raptor-External 500 GIG WD Windows Xp SP2 28 Inch Hanns-G Logitech G-15 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150gig Raptor-External 500 GIG WD Windows Xp SP2 28 Inch Hanns-G Logitech G-15 
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post #2 of 13
Hi and welcome to the forum.Nice rig.
For your hdd if you set up raid 0 yes, goin to show like only 1 hhd.
For the gpu you need the 158.22 drivers.Once you installed the drivers you go into the control panel and set the sli feature,run some benches and check,the numbers.
Check in here for some information about the hdd,and how to set up.http://www.overclock.net/faqs/48758-...ers-guide.html
And more in here too=http://www.overclock.net/faqs/33504-...ypes-raid.html
If need extra help post back,and any of the members in here help you too.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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oczgamexstream700 wtt x blade/modded Razor deathadder thermaltake gamer pad/led 
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E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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post #3 of 13
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Thanks yea ive been having troubles I dont know about this raid stuff or how to install it right now its only showing the one hard drive in my computer ill try to get the driver for the gfx card because im not seeing anything in control panel

in the manage 3d settings General settings. Under program settings there is. Sli performance mode Nvidia recommended (sli)

Sigh im so bad at this crap =(
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150gig Raptor-External 500 GIG WD Windows Xp SP2 28 Inch Hanns-G Logitech G-15 
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750 Watts CM STACKER 830 Logitech G-9 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150gig Raptor-External 500 GIG WD Windows Xp SP2 28 Inch Hanns-G Logitech G-15 
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I must be the unluckiest comp person there is.... My first 2 gigs of ram I baught 1 stick was bad took it back got 2 that worked..... Took those back got better ram they both work baught 2 more gigs of ram that were faster and sli ready 1 stick doesnt work gotta take that back baught ANOTHER gforce 8800 gts and it doesnt work......... I think frys has a deal with gas companies to give you **** THAT DOESNT WORK so you have to drive 30 minutes to get **** that does work... maybe....
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad @ 3.11GHz Nvidia 790i Ultra Sli Radeon HD 4870 X2 Diamond Edition 2 Gigs AMPO DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150gig Raptor-External 500 GIG WD Windows Xp SP2 28 Inch Hanns-G Logitech G-15 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150gig Raptor-External 500 GIG WD Windows Xp SP2 28 Inch Hanns-G Logitech G-15 
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750 Watts CM STACKER 830 Logitech G-9 
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post #5 of 13
rofl chill out bro...u got such a dope rig love the case..which i juz bring to another thought...i hate my case
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320gb Seagate Barracuda Asus Lightscribe SATA Vista Ultimate LG 17" LCD 
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Silverstone Strider 750w Modular Cooler Master Stacker 830 
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post #6 of 13
You went a little over board with the quad core, but nice rig non the less.
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.6Ghz 24/7 P5K Deluxe EVGA GTX 260 55NM 2x2GB G.Skill 4GBPQ DDR2 8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x320gb[Raid0] + Seagate 7200.11 1TB Samsung WriteMaster SATA Windows XP Pro ASUS VH242H 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x320gb[Raid0] + Seagate 7200.11 1TB Samsung WriteMaster SATA Windows XP Pro ASUS VH242H 
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post #7 of 13
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lol why is it over board? The only thing I hate is my comp is MASSIVLY full of cords... its seriously packed and whats the average temp because my cpu is rnning 130 degrees
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150gig Raptor-External 500 GIG WD Windows Xp SP2 28 Inch Hanns-G Logitech G-15 
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750 Watts CM STACKER 830 Logitech G-9 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150gig Raptor-External 500 GIG WD Windows Xp SP2 28 Inch Hanns-G Logitech G-15 
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chapstick;
You went a little over board with the quad core, but nice rig non the less.
Why is quad core over board?
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post #9 of 13
130 degrees Celcius or Fahrenheit?
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Originally Posted by calvin924597 View Post
130 degrees Celcius or Fahrenheit?
Farenheit... I hope!

...still warm @ 54C...

Cable management will help. That is most likely a concern considering the comments you made about a "mess".

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