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post #11 of 19
OMG lol ! thats my exact system lol the only thing differant is the brand of memory (Patriot DDR3 1333 fsb for 340$ at frys) and cpu cooler.. im using a coolermaster Hyper 212.. haha i even have the same case. its huge but i love it. Note: the raptors are really loud.

my Q9450 is OC to 3.4ghz very stable (iv gone as high as 3.8ghz and it rand stable but i use 3.4 for every day use and to keep it cooler)

my memory is 7 7 7 20 1T running at 1350

my 2 raptors are RAID 0

3D mark is 17300..
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Hey Bro,

I keep hearing that those raptors are really loud and the new VelociRaptors coming out run 35% faster and are much quieter so I'll probably just wait for those. I think I will also go for the

Corsair DDR3 1600 - Price $395
Model #: TW3X4G1600C9DHX
Item #: N82E16820145200
9-9-9-24

Instead of the

Corsair DDR3 1600 - $799.00
Model #: WIN3X40961600C7DHXIN
Item #: N82E16820145190
Intel XMP SPD Certified Profile 7-7-7-20

I don't think the significant additional price is worth the XMP certified profile with lower latencies. What do you guys think?
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post #13 of 19
Funny you should ask about hard drive speed and benefits raptor vs standard sata ..... I just went through all that myself, Here is what I have found to be a much better hard drive solution than the raptor/velociraptor (cant be sure about the latter one but from the looks of things I would say my solution is still better) or ssd hard drives. First of all of course the ssd hdd's would definately be the best solution but who can really afford those if you can more power to ya send me a few lol. Now the solution I have been raving about is three little letters S.A.S. two of these drives paired with a moderatly priced controller in raid 0 is faster than four thats right four raptors in raid 0 on an onboard controller. Thats it no complaining no whining about raptors they are not the end all and be all. That being said I will tell you my setup wich consists of (lsi megaraid 8704elp, and four fujitsu 73gigers at 15000 rpm) I have attached three benchmarks and as you can see the throughput on the sas setup is far better than any raptor raid 0 that can be set up on an onboard controller. Unless you have six of them raid 0ed together and I still doubt that would beat my numbers simply because of the limitation of the onboard raid controller. As you can see from the attachment with four drives running there is still a bottleneck on my system ( you can tell this from the mostly flat line from start to finish note its not as noticable with only two) I am attributing this to my motherboard wich is currently the 680I, although thats only my guess could be the sas controller I bought but I doubt it. Now as far as money goes here is the comparison.
4 74gig Raptors controlled by onboard will cost you $559.96
1 lsi megaraid 8704elp $325
2 73gig fujitsu drives $372 for a grand total of $697
and of course just add $372 for the four drive setup
Now yes my way is more expensive but hey you want more speed right, its not free, and from the looks of your new system you aren't exactly totally concerned with penny pinching. Thats it compare the hd tachs and that will give you all the info you need to figure out what best suits your setup. Hope this helps ya.
attachments from left to right are four raptors on 680i onboard controller, four sas drives on 8704, and then two drives on 8704. All are on the 680i


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post #14 of 19
TRUE wont fit in COSMOS-S without removing side fan. Why not get Q9550
post #15 of 19
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I think I might actually go for a X3550 and what is going on with newegg, it doesn't have the q9450 listed anymore
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post #16 of 19
Then why not consider Q9550 or Q9300 ?
post #17 of 19
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Q9300 has L2 Cache 6mb.. Big Difference...
I don't see the point in paying extra for the 8.5 multiplier in the Q9550 vs the 8 in the Q9450
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post #18 of 19
Schroedinger -

DDR3 makes a huge difference. The speed is much faster (over a GHz faster in some cases!), and it is the future of memory. If you want to future proof a new rig, and gain extreme mem speeds then DDR3 is a must. I highly reccomend going with 4 gigs, 2 is just not enough.

My system:
evga 790i ultra
evga 9800 gx2
intel q9450
4gb ddr3 @ 1800MHz
500 gb sata III 32mb cache

i have vista 32 and 64 bit. 4 gig of mem is a must for 64bit. you could amybe get away with 2gig in the 32bit version.
post #19 of 19
The speed is only faster at 1600mhz+ and above only. Otherwise no difference.
Edited by 45nm - 6/26/08 at 10:20am
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