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I want to build a fast and silent pc and was thinking of the following configuration:
MBAsus P6X58D-E
CPUIntel Core I7 950
CoolingScythe Mugen 2 Rev.B
GraphicsMSI GeForce GTX 460 Hawk 1GB
CaseNexus Technology Prominent 5
PSUAntec TruePower Quattro 850 Watt, 20+24 Pins
SSDOCZ RevoDrive 80 GB, PCI-E, 450 MB's, 540 MB's
DVD/BRLG CH10LS20 Super Multi Blue 10 X, 16 X, SATA
HDDSamsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB, 7200 Rpm, 32 MB, S-ATA II/300
(4x in RAID 10)
RAMCorsair Dominator GT 6 GB, PC3-16000, 2000 MHz, 8, Non-ECC

Can the psu handle a second Hawk?
Do 2x MSI Hawk + the Revodrive fit in the 3 pci-express x16 slots?
Any better alternatives?
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Originally Posted by StackTrace;11769968 
I want to build a fast and silent pc and was thinking of the following configuration:
MB Asus P6X58D-E
CPU Intel Core I7 950
Cooling Scythe Mugen 2 Rev.B
Graphics MSI GeForce GTX 460 Hawk 1GB
Case Nexus Technology Prominent 5
PSU Antec TruePower Quattro 850 Watt, 20+24 Pins
SSD OCZ RevoDrive 80 GB, PCI-E, 450 MB's, 540 MB's
DVD/BR LG CH10LS20 Super Multi Blue 10 X, 16 X, SATA
HDD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB, 7200 Rpm, 32 MB, S-ATA II/300
(4x in RAID 10)
RAM Corsair Dominator GT 6 GB, PC3-16000, 2000 MHz, 8, Non-ECC

Can the psu handle a second Hawk?
No problem, the whole rig shouldn't consume more than 450W
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Do 2x MSI Hawk + the Revodrive fit in the 3 pci-express x16 slots?
Not sure; it may fit, but will the graphics card's coolers be obstructed by the other PCBs below? The risk is the graphics cards could overheat.
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Any better alternatives?
2xOCZ Vertex 60GB in RAID-0 - it will be as fast as the Revo, cheaper and will free the PCIe slot so that you'd have better cooling for the graphics cards. The Revo is built from 2x Vertex2 in RAID and a SATA-PCIx-PCIe converter chip.
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Phenom II 940 @3.3GHz 1.25V Gigabyte 790X-DS4 XFX 5850 8GB OCZ DDR2-800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 TRUE Win 7 Pro x64 ACER 23" TN  
PowerCase
400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 @3.3GHz 1.25V Gigabyte 790X-DS4 XFX 5850 8GB OCZ DDR2-800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 TRUE Win 7 Pro x64 ACER 23" TN  
PowerCase
400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestion replacing the revodrive with two vertex ssd's.
Revodrive is write/read 450/540 mbps, the vertex 60Gb is 135/230 mbps.
Can't imagine two of them in raid 0 will match the revodrive.
I think I'll go for 2x Vertex 2 w/r 275/285 mbps, leaving the pci-express slots for 1 or 2 Hawks.

Regarding the psu: I've read the Hawk consumes 300w max, so with two of them, leaves only 250 watts for the rest of the system
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