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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
  • 49% (926)
    Great
  • 30% (573)
    Good
  • 12% (226)
    Meh
  • 1% (27)
    Bad
  • 5% (108)
    SUX
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post #7611 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Babycakes1013 View Post
So when it comes to hard drives, what type of performance increase would I get from using a solid state, to simply using a a fast RPM?
alot faster, specially if you get a couple and raid them, just make sure what ever one u get ones with Trim.
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post #7612 of 28613
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Thank you, thank you. I can't say that enjoy being here in Iraq, because joy would be building a computer.... or spending time with my wife...(I like the first idea better ). I do what I can to look past what's going on here, talk to my wife when possible, play guitar, and read more and more about how I'm going to build an excellent gaming rig when I get back.

Here pretty soon I'm going to be going back home for some R&R. At that time I have the absolute pleasure of building my wife [another] computer. She wants the whole Eyefinity set up, a bit expensive but great practice for perfecting what BEAST I'm going to build myself. Then somewhere around August and September I will finally be coming back home and damn near immediately I will be hounding newegg and performance pcs

This is what I have in mind for my build so far:

-- Cooler Master Storm Scout (There's no changing my mind on this)
-- EVGA E758
-- i7-920
-- Corsair H50
-- Corsair Dominator-Gt 6GB
-- WD VelociRaptor 300GB x2 (Raid0)

Now, what will determine the GPU and PSU is what type of modding will allow larger graphics cards. I would like to buy a couple of 5970's (even though at the moment they seem to be the rarest thing in the world of gaming). But I have yet to see a Storm Scout modded with that GPU.

Also, I haven't quite found any forums supporting this particular combination of computer parts. Nor have I found one with negativity. Like I said, I'm open to any and all suggestions. I have plenty of time to contemplate this. It makes my time here go by quicker. Which is why I have managed to read this entire thread. Thanks again guys.
Welcome to the CMSSC

Sounds like top of the notch components my friend.

Can't go wrong with an EVGA + i7.

I too use the Corsair H50, though I have heard some others say they are concerned when over-clocking an i7 with H50's cooling. So, you may want to check with the i7 club, or the H50 club & see if you can get feedback on it. (I am AMD)

Dominator RAM, I'm jealous.


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I would drop the Velociraptors and go with either samsung spinpoint f3's or ssd's. better performance/price and quieter...otherwise looks like a killer system
Although I respect Danny Boy's opinion, I will have to say that I am a supporter of Western Digital.

I'd also like to say, I am still an HDD > SSD person. Call me old school, or even O.C.D. but the idea that my primary non-volatile storage having a limited number of writes (since SSD is flash memory), I just don't like the idea of it. Granted, I understand the SSD will out live your system, but it's just the concept. Don't get me wrong though, I am not saying SSDs are a poor choice, not at all. I'm just not on board, yet.


300GB of storage space, with RAID0 sounds like a great setup to me. Plenty of storage room & the ability to RAID0 for fault tolerance.

Just a question though, you mentioned before that money will not be a limitation for your build. If that is the case, might I recommend possibly a 1TB x 2 instead of 300GB x 2?

The reason being, I am a big believer in future proofing. With RAID0 (correct me if I am wrong), isn't 1 of the 2 Drives "mirroring" the other? Therefore, with 300GB x 2, RAID0, you would have a max storage space of 300GB?

If I am correct, I would recommend 1TB. Especially since SSD hit the market, high quality HDD prices are very good at high quality (Capacity, RPM, Cache).
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post #7613 of 28613
Alright.. I'll definitely look into it.

Would you happen to know how some people set up a SSD for there operating system, then another for there games or whatever, and then another HDD for storage? Or perhaps know where I can look to find out?
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Alright.. I'll definitely look into it.

Would you happen to know how some people set up a SSD for there operating system, then another for there games or whatever, and then another HDD for storage? Or perhaps know where I can look to find out?
I would start here:

OCN/Hard Drives & Storage

I trust OCN members over most review sites anyways
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post #7615 of 28613
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Alright.. I'll definitely look into it.

Would you happen to know how some people set up a SSD for there operating system, then another for there games or whatever, and then another HDD for storage? Or perhaps know where I can look to find out?
The way I’ve got mine set up is the SSD for all programs and user profiles and docs.

I have a 160GB Raptor just for games. I have a 500GB Caviar for archives – files, photos, videos, etc. This drive gets backed up to another 500GB Caviar on some frequency. I have a last 500GB Caviar ... well not sure why I have it but I guess for movies and stuff lols.

Back to the SSD ... I’ve had an OCZ Vertex for well over a few months now and I still trip out over the speed. I did have to move from a 60GB to a 120GB Vertex because 60GB just wasn’t enough for big programs like Adobe CS and I wanted all programs and some working docs to be on the SSD. However if you don’t have a lot of programs, 60GB should serve you just fine.

I would NOT set up your user profiles on a separate drive. Windows and other programs read these all the time so you’re basically just getting quick boot and startup speed and standard HD speed everywhere else. What’s the point in that.
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post #7616 of 28613
Also, to beat the dead horse a little, an SSD is quiter and I think cooler than the raptors.

Just me though, I always thought 300gb was a little small. I have nearly filled up my 320gb laptop drive and almost filled the 250gb external
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Welcome to the CMSSC

Sounds like top of the notch components my friend.

Can't go wrong with an EVGA + i7.

I too use the Corsair H50, though I have heard some others say they are concerned when over-clocking an i7 with H50's cooling. So, you may want to check with the i7 club, or the H50 club & see if you can get feedback on it. (I am AMD)

Dominator RAM, I'm jealous.




Although I respect Danny Boy's opinion, I will have to say that I am a supporter of Western Digital.

I'd also like to say, I am still an HDD > SSD person. Call me old school, or even O.C.D. but the idea that my primary non-volatile storage having a limited number of writes (since SSD is flash memory), I just don't like the idea of it. Granted, I understand the SSD will out live your system, but it's just the concept. Don't get me wrong though, I am not saying SSDs are a poor choice, not at all. I'm just not on board, yet.


300GB of storage space, with RAID0 sounds like a great setup to me. Plenty of storage room & the ability to RAID0 for fault tolerance.

Just a question though, you mentioned before that money will not be a limitation for your build. If that is the case, might I recommend possibly a 1TB x 2 instead of 300GB x 2?

The reason being, I am a big believer in future proofing. With RAID0 (correct me if I am wrong), isn't 1 of the 2 Drives "mirroring" the other? Therefore, with 300GB x 2, RAID0, you would have a max storage space of 300GB?

If I am correct, I would recommend 1TB. Especially since SSD hit the market, high quality HDD prices are very good at high quality (Capacity, RPM, Cache).
Thank you for the suggestion, I will certainly have to look up overclocking with the H50 cooler and the i7. The last thing I want is for any of the components I choose to not perform well with each other. And considering I will be overclocking this will be important.

RAID 0 implements a striped disk array, the data is broken down into blocks and each block is written to a separate disk drive. I/O performance is greatly improved by spreading the I/O load across many channels and drives. Best performance is achieved when data is striped across multiple controllers with only one drive per controller.
post #7618 of 28613
Hello to all...
Sorry for my question, but had nobody tried to mod the I/O front panel? I can't find anything...
post #7619 of 28613
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Hello to all...
Sorry for my question, but had nobody tried to mod the I/O front panel? I can't find anything...
Yes on the first page you can see photonmoo's rig has all kinda stuff going on his.
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post #7620 of 28613
Speaking of the front IO panel, anyone know for sure how that LED switch is rigged?

Is it just completing the ground or power wire ot both?

I also think it’s actually tapping into the 12V wire in the molex. If that’s the case, is it powering the LEDs in series or via resistor?
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