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post #17251 of 28613
Thats a nice guitar rockr69.

I myself have an epiphone guitar, couldn't afford a gibson at the time so I got one of these:

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Love the sound it produces, I use it more for the lighter stuff.
For the heavy stuff I have this:

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Those two Grey Sata plugs are for AHCI and Raid set up. AHCI is great for SSDs And raid is a way of making two drives work together to be one drive. part of the data on one part on the other. They both work together to get the data to the computer fast by dividing the work between them

I do know that AHCI is great for Solid State Drives. You can also raid them but if you are just using one i don't think it will cause you any harm.
This is correct, and kind of not.. Hes correct in the fact these plugs usualy do raid and AHCI.. however hes kind of not correct, or at least doesnt mention they usualy arnt the only ones that do.

On my last, board, The different color plugs are actualy for a feature called easyraid (Or something like that). Its like a newbie, no fuss raid controller that you can connect 2 drives to and in say you want them to either be performance, or Security. Performance is raid0 (2 drives work together for faster read/write times), security is raid1 (2 drives mirror eachother so if one dies the other can recover the data).

However, On my current board, the different color ones are simply Sata3 6gb/s connectors and nothing more. I can raid any and all of my Sata connections.

Check your MB manual for your boards specific configuration, because im pretty sure most motherboards now, you can set ALL your SATA connections to IDE/RAID/AHCI Mode in your Bios. IDE is usualy default. If you have an SSD, plan to get one someday, or plan to use any of the Sata specific features (like hot swapping), you should change this to AHCI mode for it to function correctly. In fact I would recomend just changing it out of IDE anyhow.


EDIT:
I looked at the bigger picture of your motherboard, and the light blue ones are labled 3Gb/s, and the grey ones are labled 6gb/s.

So if i were building your system, I would go into your bios, make sure your sata controller is set to AHCI, and plug all your drives into your light blue ones.

I know everyone loves using the Sata 3 because they are "faster" but the reality is, your HD, even a good ones like a speedy WD Black or OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, dont close to maxing out Sata 3gb/s transfer bandwidth. There are hard drives and devices coming that actualy do, but chances are, if you bought a mainstream drive and it didnt cost you 600+ bucks, it doesnt, so your regular light blue connectors are more then enough for it.

Im not sure what the dark blue one labled "Sata6gb/s_E1" is for.. and why its different? Maybe that one is setup for an external E-Sata connection? If thats the case, I would plug your case eSata into there. You certainly dont have do, but its all by itself, colored differently, so i would use it just to keep it seperate in my head that its kind of a "Special" connection if i came back to work on the case months from now sort of thing. Im kinda O.C.D. That way though
Edited by Telnets - 1/17/11 at 9:22am
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Man... We have some talent on this thread... Thanks telnet.
    
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Originally Posted by Shadow of Intent View Post
Thats a nice guitar rockr69.

I myself have an epiphone guitar, couldn't afford a gibson at the time so I got one of these:



Love the sound it produces, I use it more for the lighter stuff.
For the heavy stuff I have this:




Here is my first Ibenez. Its a 1982 Roadster. I had her till 1988 when I got my Washburn black chrome flying Vee. After that I got a hold of a very rare Yamaha that was build after the Paul Reed Smith. It had a Violin solid body neck locking nut and the prettiest sounding pickups that would do anything. That guitar with my Digi could be made to sound like any guitar I wanted it to. She was a princess.

    
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How to take the perfect Photo of your Rig.


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Originally Posted by Rockr69 View Post
and these cuz I'll need to hear my tunes when I'm shredding along with my new axe and amp!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120
I have the Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX series, which is just a step down from those Z-5500's.


I have them pumping out of a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional series card...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102019

Unfortunately it looks like Logitech no longer produces the Z-5300 series... but I'll tell ya, the sound is absolutely phenomenal!

Neary 300 watts of raw power being pumped out of those speakers; and sometimes I sincerely believe that the sound quality is incredibly way better then my Sony 5.1 500wt Stereo out in my living room. I hardly ever use that stereo anymore, as I have all I need now, right on my computer!

I can watch Television through my TV Tuner Card, and I can watch Blu-Ray movies on my Blu-ray drive, and I can do it all in full 5.1 surround in my little bedroom, on a 24" widescreen LCD...

It sounds and looks so much better then my living room set up, which aside from the Sony, is being pumped through a set of Pioneer 3-way floor speakers that include a 12" woofer with a midrange and tweeter, in each cabinet, as well as a Klipsch powered 8" sub on the side, and Bose for my center and rear channels... and a regular 27" television...

I'm sure, much of the sound quality on my PC though is due to my X-Fi card; but I also believe that the Logitech Z-5300e speakers are a big contributor to the quality.

As for the Z-5500's... I wanted to buy those. But, at the time I read a lot of negative reviews on them, that they go bad after only a year or two of use... while I've had my Z-5300e's running for almost 6 years now and they still sound as though they were brand new!

However, that was 6 years ago, that I read those reviews on the 5500's, so perhaps Logitech has made some improvements on them, seeing as they are still selling those while it looks like the 5300's no longer produced!

I am dreading the day when my 5300's eventually do die, as I don't know what I will ever do without them... there is literally nothing else on the market that can ever compare to them except perhaps the 5500!

There are a lot of other 5.1 sets out there for the PC, but none of them come anywhere close to the rated 280 watts of the 5300, let alone the 500 watts of the 5500... most of the others I've seen barely top 100 watts.

There are 3 other sets on Newegg.. a Creative set topping out at 50 watts! 6 watts per satellite and 20 watts to the sub. Are you kidding me? They call that a quality 5.1 speaker set?

The other, by Cyber Acoustics ,.is even worse! 5 watts per satellite + 15 watts to the sub??!! Like, ***?

Logitech makes the ONLY, decent quality 5.1 speakers for the PC!

I hope you get those 5500's man and I hope they shake your whole fracking house right off its foundations; and blast whatever dippy PC speakers your neighbors might have right off the planet!!


EDIT -- Oh yea, one more thing...

I used to play the Bass; had a Yamaha RBX-800a Five String, with a gorgeous translucent blue finish, with in-laid fret lines so had the fretless sound, and a hip shot on that low string. i strung her E A D G C, instead of the normal stringing on a 5 String Base, B E A D G... that way I had that hip shot to detune my low down a notch, and I had the ability to hit the highs on that C... it was awesome!

She was a very rare find that I stumbled on in a used guitar shop one day, as the RBX-800a's were normally 4 strings.

Also had an Epiphone Les at one point as well, cranked through a Mesa Boogie V-Twin into an old Marshall with dual 12" Celestrons...

Eventually though I lost interest and ended up selling off all my equipment in favor of my newer hobby of building high end PC's...

But damn, now I'm wishing I still played!

Get those 5500's and rock out!
Edited by cjc75 - 1/17/11 at 12:22pm
     
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Enigma:



This is correct, and kind of not.. Hes correct in the fact these plugs usualy do raid and AHCI.. however hes kind of not correct, or at least doesnt mention they usualy arnt the only ones that do.

On my last, board, The different color plugs are actualy for a feature called easyraid (Or something like that). Its like a newbie, no fuss raid controller that you can connect 2 drives to and in say you want them to either be performance, or Security. Performance is raid0 (2 drives work together for faster read/write times), security is raid1 (2 drives mirror eachother so if one dies the other can recover the data).

However, On my current board, the different color ones are simply Sata3 6gb/s connectors and nothing more. I can raid any and all of my Sata connections.

Check your MB manual for your boards specific configuration, because im pretty sure most motherboards now, you can set ALL your SATA connections to IDE/RAID/AHCI Mode in your Bios. IDE is usualy default. If you have an SSD, plan to get one someday, or plan to use any of the Sata specific features (like hot swapping), you should change this to AHCI mode for it to function correctly. In fact I would recomend just changing it out of IDE anyhow.


EDIT:
I looked at the bigger picture of your motherboard, and the light blue ones are labled 3Gb/s, and the grey ones are labled 6gb/s.

So if i were building your system, I would go into your bios, make sure your sata controller is set to AHCI, and plug all your drives into your light blue ones.

I know everyone loves using the Sata 3 because they are "faster" but the reality is, your HD, even a good ones like a speedy WD Black or OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, dont close to maxing out Sata 3gb/s transfer bandwidth. There are hard drives and devices coming that actualy do, but chances are, if you bought a mainstream drive and it didnt cost you 600+ bucks, it doesnt, so your regular light blue connectors are more then enough for it.

Im not sure what the dark blue one labled "Sata6gb/s_E1" is for.. and why its different? Maybe that one is setup for an external E-Sata connection? If thats the case, I would plug your case eSata into there. You certainly dont have do, but its all by itself, colored differently, so i would use it just to keep it seperate in my head that its kind of a "Special" connection if i came back to work on the case months from now sort of thing. Im kinda O.C.D. That way though
From the Specifications for that specific motherboard.

Intel® P67 Express Chipset
4 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue) SATA 2
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray) SATA 3
Intel® Rapid Storage technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10

Marvell® PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller
1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66 connector for up to 2 PATA devices
1 xExternal SATA port at the back I/O (6.0 Gb/s ready)
1 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s port (navy blue) SATA 3

Based on that info your best bet would be to put any Mechanical hard drives on the light blue Intel SATA 2 ports in AHCI or Raid mode. Put any SSD's that are actually SATA 3 on the gray Intel ports in either AHCI or Raid mode. Put your optical drive on either a light blue Intel SATA2 port (if you want it in AHCI mode) or the navy blue Marvell SATA 3 port in IDE/Compatability mode if you don't want it in AHCI mode (some burning and testing software won't work on a SATA Optical Drive running in AHCI mode).
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Hi boys and girls. All my problems are fixed now ! My PC works very well.
Thanks again.
    
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forum alive again D:
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If i got the H50 could i put it in exhaust with just the one fan?
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