Ok so so basically I need like a check list of software I will have to get for when my rig is done. Some of my questions here are definitely about benchmark programs but I also have some questions about backing up data.
Let me start off with:
What programs should I get for benchmarking and OCing?
So far I have gotten CoreTemp, CPU-Z, HDTune, RivaTuner and 3DMark06 & Vantage (didn't know if I needed just one of them or not).
What are the best programs/apps to monitor temps and CPU usage?
Something useful on my desktop or during gaming? It'll be for Vista 64.
Now I have some questions about HDs and backup:
While using Raid0, if one drive fails, the other drive is still usable correct?
I'm aware that in raid0, if a drive fails you lose all your data. Which brings me to my next question.
Is there a way to backup OS/OS settings to a CD or could I just use my WD external HD to backup OS and programs? If so, what format does the external have to be in?
Currently my ext drive is in FAT32. Do I need it in NTFS? How do I change it?
Is there a certain program that I could use to make it easier to backup important info/files, or do I just burn everything to a CD?
Will I be able to backup games from Steam onto a CD and later reinstall them or just download the game again from the site? (sorry never used Steam before)
Any help will be appreciated.