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post #1 of 18
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Here is what I'm looking at. Budget is $1000.00 not including cost for case and OS.:

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard

or

DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR ATX AMD Motherboard

with the following:

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz HT 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor


XFX Geforce GeForce 7900 GT EXTREME (520MHz) 256MB PV-T71G-UDE7 Video Card
I'll add another card down the road for SLI

Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
x 2 for RAID setup

Cooling with BT. Not sure what case yet. Not worried about that now.

Would WinXP pro 64 bit ed. be worthwhile, or should I wait for Vista?

I've got a Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550 that I could use and put my TT420 watt back in place of my current setup. I also have 1gb of OCZ Gold DDR500.
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post #2 of 18
Nice set up
Consider the King Raptor instead of the pair of 36g
They retail @ $300 but check em out!
http://www.westerndigital.com/en/pro...sp?DriveID=189

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012
    
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post #3 of 18
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You don't think I'd see much performance improvement with the RAID setup?
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Biomech
Here is what I'm looking at. Cooling with BT.

Would WinXP pro 64 bit ed. be worthwhile, or should I wait for Vista?

I've got a Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550 that I could use and put my TT420 watt back in place of my current setup. I also have 1gb of OCZ Gold DDR500.
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz HT 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor


XFX Geforce GeForce 7900 GT EXTREME (520MHz) 256MB PV-T71G-UDE7 Video Card
I'll add another card down the road for SLI

Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive x 2 for RAID setup

Lian Li PC-G70B Black Computer Case

Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 Edition Single Pack - OEM

Big Typhoon

Total: $1,385.22 w/shipping

I think this is what I might go for. Already have my ram and PSU. Will add another PSU down the road when adding the second VGA.

Any suggestions?
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post #5 of 18
I think it'd be a better idea to get just a 74GB Raptor, yes you will lose a tiny bit of performance, but it'd save you $50, and you could also add another one of those down the road. The 36GB is the worst GB per $ deal of all the Raptors.
post #6 of 18
Won't you need memory for that system? Or are you planning on using your current RAM?
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Biomech
I've got a Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550 that I could use and put my TT420 watt back in place of my current setup. I also have 1gb of OCZ Gold DDR500.
post #8 of 18
Great build, but get the 150GB Raptor. You'd get twice as much storage, not much performance lost, a safer setup, and I think it's about the same or maybe even a little less cost.
post #9 of 18
You would be better off with a pair of common WD 80G SATA drives vs the price of 1 Raptor36... about the same cost.
RAID0 is a great but it does little to nothing for progs like gaming, but is very advantagious for the likes of Vid Editing, large data bases, etc...
Basically, if you don't need the higher speed HD access of RAID0 the option is a powerful single drive with partitions utilizing a 40-60G main part depending on how much space yor programs demand.
All in all, if you are set on RAID0
Consider a pair of more common SATA drives.
Check out the data and the drives used in the HD database.
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...-raid-non.html
    
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post #10 of 18
I would wait for vista as the 64-bit XP as their are hardly any drivers available for it.
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