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post #13781 of 28613
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Unless you have tried it you really have no idea just how fast it is. The closest you can come to that is to setup a ramdisk then run a program from it. That will be what running off of an SSD would feel like.
I know exactly what you mean. back when I was trying to learn Linux, I tried this version where instead installing it on your HDD you could load it into and run from RAM. It blazing fast, but I digress. I was too lazy to learn all them .tar and .jar file formats. To me tar is what keeps the roof from leaking and jar is what I drink my whiskey from.
    
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A quick question about Cpu Coolers.

Will a Megahalem Rev. b fit in the storm scout with the top fan installed?
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A quick question about Cpu Coolers.

Will a Megahalem Rev. b fit in the storm scout with the top fan installed?

Megahalem Rev. b Heatsink Dimensions

(L)130mm X (W)74mmX (H)158.7mm

CPU Cooler Specifications For the CM Storm Scout

With 2 Side Panel Fans Installed. 120x120x25
(146 mm.) CPU to Top Side Panel Fan Distance.

With Only the Bottom Side Fan installed
171 mm. CPU to Side Panel Distance NO Fan installed on the Top of the Side Panel

Heat-sink Dimensions 120 x 120 x 158mm to 169mm is the optimum size range for this case.

Top of the case to the Bottom or Vertical dimensions of the case should not exceed 120mm. Side to side should not be greater than 140 mm.



Verdict
Yes if you use no fan on top and you mount the long side...East to West or front to back then it will fit and vent out the blowhole in the top. It will not fit north/south or top to bottom lengthwise.

NO FIT...

WILL FIT...
Edited by Enigma8750 - 10/14/10 at 7:15am
    
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All I can say is: <33333333 SSD Raid 0

...until one fails. Hopefully, OCZ is on target with their 2,000,000hr MTBF.

Rofl.
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I'm really confused an the whole ssd/raid thing. If 1 SSD rips it up wouldn't I just be better off getting like a 120GB for my OS and Programs and use the necessary sized platter drive for Media storage with a second platter drive of necessary size to use as a backup? Less money spent, still having kickass performance with the security of a separate drive for backup. Or is it just a how fast can I make it thing? It's all about bang for my buck. I don't need the fastest hotrod on the block as long as what I have makes me pee in my pants when I drop the hammer, so to speak.
Actually yes you would be better off getting a 120GB for OS and programs and storing your media on a platter drive. I get by with a 60GB for my OS and programs, 120GB for Steam+Games and mechanical for the rest of my storage, video and music etc. You can easily get by with a 30GB OS drive as an SSD and it will make a huge difference to your day to day speed of doing things.

RAID 0 is basically a waste of time for SSDs, in fact I believe RAID 0 is a waste of time in almost all situations though so maybe I'm biased. Mechanical drives RAIDed to be twice as fast are still .... well ... very very slow. So pointless.

People who RAID thier SSDs tend to be enthusiasts doing it for the sake of doing it and enjoying their amazing benchmarks - and why not we all love this computer malarkey as a hobby.

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Question. Would that make 60 gigs of harddrive space or would it stay at 30 gigs. Trust me I think I already know the answer to the question but I need confirmation since I never used any raid at all.
This is one situation where it might be worth RAIDing since you already have one half of the array, so it's a cost effective upgrade. As you already know yes if you RAID 0 them you'd have a 60GB drive total. Don't forget that you lose TRIM when you RAID an SSD though, which means the drive will not tidy up after itself so well when you delete stuff. It will gradually degrade in performance and need an secure erase/reimage the OS eventually. In your situation I'd be inclined to just leave the drives as two seperate SSDs, one for the OS and one for program files and games perhaps.
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Verdict
Yes if you use no fan on top and you mount the long side...East to West or front to back then it will fit and vent out the blowhole in the top.
Which actually is not a bad way to go considering we want the hot to exhaust out the top and back anyway. Just put one hell of good fan on it and go to town.
    
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Originally Posted by Enigma8750

Verdict
Yes if you use no fan on top and you mount the long side...East to West or front to back then it will fit and vent out the blowhole in the top.

Which actually is not a bad way to go considering we want the hot to exhaust out the top and back anyway. Just put one hell of good fan on it and go to town.
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okay,,, so just shy of a 1/4 inch.. That stuff is stout.. Stop a slug I bet.

LOL

maybe a small caliber low velocity slug.... im not going to try it but it WOULD be an interesting experiment
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maybe a small caliber low velocity slug.... im not going to try it but it WOULD be an interesting experiment
it might stop a .22 pea shooter lol.
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it might stop a .22 pea shooter lol.
eh i might give it even a .25 pistol round
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