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As for RAID 5. Why? Parity is slow particularly on an ich10r which you'll have to use if you want TRIM. If you want speed & space go raid 0. If you want reliability & speed go RAID10.
RAID 5 for some failure protection.

RAID 10 is good, and I see that's what he has in the OP.

OP, you may want to get a dedicated RAID card. 6 SSDs will probably appreciate the dedicated processor.
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@OP: There's no such thing as "triple channel RAM" or "Dual channel RAM." All DDR3 will work as long as you have the right number of DIMMs.

Also, like I said, it's a toss up between the H70 and the D14. Get what you want to get between those two. The D14 will be 1-2C cooler at load, and the same speed at idle, but the H70 will be quite a bit quieter, and would do much better if you replaced its fans with something that had more static pressure.
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Drop the ARES, no matter what. Get two Nvidia cards. You will save money, and you will have less issues with drivers.

Also if I were you I would put those SSDs in RAID 0 (best performance). RAID 10 means that you will only be able to actually use 3 of those SSDs. Also get a dedicated RAID card.

I have seen so many people say they are doing these amazing builds, but NOBODY ever does it!
Edited by TechRex - 1/20/11 at 5:19am
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post #34 of 112
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Also if I were you I would put those SSDs in RAID 0 (best performance). RAID 10 means that you will only be able to actually use 3 of those SSDs. Also get a dedicated RAID card.
I pretty sure he'll want to do Raid 10 in order to have a safe backup of all his work. And, like everyones been shouting, get 580's over the ARES (maybe the 595 will be out by the time you start to piece this together).
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post #35 of 112
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Drop the ARES, no matter what. Get two Nvidia cards. You will save money, and you will have less issues with drivers.

Also if I were you I would put those SSDs in RAID 0 (best performance). RAID 10 means that you will only be able to actually use 3 of those SSDs.

I have seen so many people say they are doing these amazing builds, but NOBODY ever does it!
I agree with dropping the ARES, but putting 6 drives into RAID0 is asking for trouble. That's why RAID 50 is the best option here... Striping AND parity, and you get the usable space from 4 disks instead of 3. You're going to want a controller no matter what, and I don't even know of a controller that supports TRIM as well as 6 drives...

I like AMD/ATi a lot, but to be honest if you're going to be getting more than one card you're going to want to get nVidia cards. Their SLI drivers have always been solid, which I unfortunately can't say about AMD's CrossFire drivers. This becomes increasingly pertinent when you consider that you'd save $100 and have much better performance when buying 2 GTX 580s. If you wanted to stay with AMD/ATi, you could opt for two 6970s and save ~$350 over the ARES and still get much better performance.
Edited by sweffymo - 1/20/11 at 6:43am
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post #36 of 112
How many times do I have to say it. RAID controller cards don't support trim. Unless the OP is going to secure erase frequently there was no point buying fancy ssd's. You have to use the ich10r if you want trim. If you are using the ich10r for raid you have to stay away from parity because it can't handle it, i.e no raid 5 or 50.
     
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post #37 of 112
>> Would I need a RAM fan?

Depends how much you overclock the RAM, if you're staying within 200MHz I'd say no.

>> Will HAF X support 6 SSDs?

I assume the drives are 2.5". If so you can get a nifty adapter to fit 2 in one 3.5" slot:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ECH-_-12200193

The problem then becomes cable management
     
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I would still advise staying away from the Rampage 3 Extreme if you want to use the ich10r for your ssd's. Go for the formula or one of the gigabyte boards.
     
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TRIM is not necessary if you get a drive that has good background garbage collection. Anandtech has shown that the Revodrive x2's BGC may be as effective as TRIM.
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Intel i7-990x (When it comes out)
Asus Rampage III Extreme
If you have the money, pick up an SR-2 and Dual Xenons (Quad or Hex, either would be better than the 990x)
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Asus ARES
As I have said before, 2x 580 SLI is the way to go.
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Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 1600MHz 24GB (6 x 4GB) Would I need a RAM fan?
No. RAM usually runs pretty cool. However, I would either recommend getting a set with lower timings than that, or one that runs at 2000MHz.
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Corsair Force Series F240 (6) {RAID} {RAID 10}
- I need some help figuring out which RAID I should use with my 6 SSDs.
If you're going to go with RAID, set up a RAID 0. Remember, if you do this you will lose TRIM functionality and you will need to buy a good dedicated RAID card ($300+). Also, Crucial C300s would be the best option here.
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I need suggestions for a mouse, keyboard, speaker, tablet, mouse pad, web cam, card reader(preferably internal)
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- I need suggestions for monitor(s). I am leaning toward a double or triple screen but I am not sure yet.
- I will be using this rig mainly for heavy video production, audio production, picture editing, and graphics creation, and flash animations. Down the line, I may wish to get into hardcore gaming.
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How many times do I have to say it. RAID controller cards don't support trim. Unless the OP is going to secure erase frequently there was no point buying fancy ssd's. You have to use the ich10r if you want trim. If you are using the ich10r for raid you have to stay away from parity because it can't handle it, i.e no raid 5 or 50.
1. The ICH10R controller doesn't support TRIM in RAID, either.
2. The OP would be an idiot not to get a dedicated RAID card. The ICH10R controller would be a huge bottleneck to 6 SSDs, as it would reach its bandwidth limit after ~3 SSDs.
3. The ICH10R controller supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 1/20/11 at 12:25pm
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