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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
He liked SLI as an opion

Didnt see that, well you are right in that case a nice 680I (non reference board) will be his best bet until p38 chipset comes out and we can see how thats gonna do.
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post #12 of 24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131182

If you dont want SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131073

If you want SLI.
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post #13 of 24
raid 0 with 6 sata HD
two 8800GTX
4GB ram
Q6700
a 680i motherboard
This should be sufficient for gaming
    
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If you plan 6 SATA drives, you'd better look for a pure hardware SATA/RAID card. The onboard controller won't get the real performance out of that set up

But then again, 6-disk RAID is pretty silly to begin with. Two Seagate perps is more than fast enough.
    
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post #16 of 24
The best Core 2 Duo motherboard is the D975XBX2 Bad Axe. This doesn't have SLI support. If you want SLI support, go with one of the suggested SLI (ASUS) boards. Just be aware, the D975XBX2 is the most stable, secure, and highest quality board on the market.
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post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
If you plan 6 SATA drives, you'd better look for a pure hardware SATA/RAID card. The onboard controller won't get the real performance out of that set up

But then again, 6-disk RAID is pretty silly to begin with. Two Seagate perps is more than fast enough.
+1
would say the same.


Also 6 Disks may have a huge read/write speed but the access time will get worse.
And what benchmarks most times don't show: 1 WD Raptor (10000 rpm) is in normal use better than 2x HDD with 72000 rpm in RAID0.
So a Raid0 of 2 Raptors is more than OK.
And not more expansive than 6 Disks AND a real good PCI Express Raid Controller


I know that, since I first used a RAID0 of 2 standard HDDs and now got 2 Raptors.
My Benchmarks:
10000 rpm RAID0: 143 MB/s avr. read; 8,3 ms access time
7200 rpm RAID0: 100 MB/s avr. read; 13,5 ms access time

Benchmarks by online sites also show:
a single 10000 is around 80 MB/s; 8 ms
4 of the 7200 would be under 170 MB/s and near 14 ms


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I am not getting money from WD, it is just the only company selling SATA HDD s with 10k rpm for home PCs.
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post #18 of 24
In terms of access times, you're completely right. However, a RAID0 array with four 7200RPM drives does hit 200MB/s sustained read:
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...=official+raid

However, RAID with raptors is a better solution. In the same table you see a 3-disk RAID array with Raptors, hitting 171MB/s sustained, but with an access time of 7ms. That rocks!

The fastest RAID0 with two 7200 RPM drives is around 130MB/s, but with significantly slower access times.

Oh well.. we digress a little here.

Regarding the motherboard: The Striker Extreme is nice, but expensive, and I personally don't see the extra value compared to the P5N32-E SLI.
    
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raid 0 with 6 sata HD
two 8800GTX
4GB ram
Q6700
a 680i motherboard
This should be sufficient for gaming
lol
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post #20 of 24
P5K deluxe hands down...
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