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Originally Posted by StepsAscend
I'd rather get 2x250gb instead of raptors. I'd sacrifice the extra rpms for storage. Although it would be sweet.
so why not get the raptors AND the 2x250? if you work with videos the raptors are going to be your best investment.
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I'll prob just throw in a 250 sata to use as media storage. I'll move all my videos and music to it. I'm gonna wait for M2 and for multicore to pickup before I screw with processors. A sound card upgrade sounds cool, but I wonder if it'll be noticable. I'm trying not to spend all the money. I could use a little for savings.

Aww hell, I don't know. Maybe I don't really need anything.
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yeah that is my plan for next year im gonna buy myself 2 10k raptors for primary in raid 0 and a t7k250 hitachi 250gb for secondary
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Is there really a benefit to an x-fi say over my onboard for just stereo audio?
Totally!!! When I went from my onboard sound to the X-Fi, the difference was night and day, and I didn't think anything was wrong with the onboard. That was until the X-Fi. The Crystalizer feature really brightens up MP3's, and makes them sound more like the original CD. Also gets rid of the noise that onboard sound introduces, I also didn't notice that until I got the X-Fi.

Furthermore, why not get the X-Fi, and maybe a 300GB HD, and use that to just store music and whatnot? Then run your two 80GB's as a RAID 0 setup for your OS and programs. That's what I did, and it made a great imporvement in load times, and you'd have a seperate drive holding your music in case your OS crashes.

Edit: I see in the time it took me to post this, your moving into my way of thinking with the RAID setup, and I highly recommend it! The way I see it, since you seem to be an audiophile, you have no choice but to get the X-Fi as well.

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Hmm, i like the idea of adding a high cap HDD for my music and setting up my two existing drives in raid 0. only thing is, they are not identical drives. They are both WD 7200 80 gb. But one is 2mb cache and the other is 8mb. What kind of effect would that have on a raid 0 setup? Also, they're IDE drives. Would Raid 0 be worth it teh trouble of reinstalling/cloning?
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post #16 of 19
It doesnt matter if theyre the same or not, although being the same is generally ideal, I dont think it will drop performance that much.
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It looks like my board doesn't have ide raid support
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post #18 of 19
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Well I went ahead and got the X-Fi as was suggested. It does sound awesome. I decided I'll wait to upgrade my HDD's. Perpendicular storage is on the horizon from what I've read and I'm sure it will be expensive, but it may bring a price drop in current drives. The X-Fi does sound sweet though. I've never heard bass so tight from my speakers.
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post #19 of 19
i just got my x-fi in last night and am impressed too... I've never had anything but onboard sound before, but now I'll never go back to it
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