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BiGg RiE

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  1. Thanks Guys, I made a boo boo, on my install and was forced to reinstall windows, so I just raided the 2x120's. yea, there's been very little difference in the boot time. Oh well, I've been thinking about the SSD for a little while, but I'm not sure about it yet. Also, if I was to only use the SSD for the os and not programs, based on your description of the seek time bottleneck I'd still be hindered by the slower drives even though the OS is using the SSD, correct? Also, would I get better performance, boot-wise and in general, by installing the os and programs on the 500GB WD with the 16MB cache VS. the raid 0 120 WD with 8MB of cache? -RiE-
  2. Hey Guys, I have a Gigabyte x58a ud3r Mobo, and here's what I'm thinking: Right now with my one 120GB Western Digital my boot takes about 1 minute 30 seconds from post to desktop. I feel like this is way too long. I'm wondering what kind of performance gain I'd get from striping this 120 with another identical drive in a stripe 0 for my OS and programs. I would connect these two sata2 drives to the Sata3(will this yield better speed than using sata2 ports?) ports on the mobo, and use a stripe0. I don't wanna redo all my installing but I'm really feeling like 1:30 is a long boot based on my hardware: Mobo: Gigabyte x58a-udr3 Ram: 12GB Gskill DDR3 Tri-Channel @ 7-7-7-20 1500mhz CPU: i7 930 @ 3.3Ghz Grphx: 1xXFX 5770 1GB & 1x5450 1GB Displays: 1x37" 1080p LCD / 1x22" LCD / 1x19" LCD OS: 1x120GB WD Sata2 HDD 8MB Cache other HDD: 1x400gb Sata2 8MB Cache / 1x500GB Sata2 16MB Cache / 1x250GB Sata2 8MB Cache the other question I have is, if I was to get 2x30GB SSD and stripe those for my OS only(60GB in the stripe) what would be the potential bottle necks (programs loading from a much slower drive) on my system using a single 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache WD sata2 HDD for programs and back up of the os? Thanks in advance guys! -RiE-
  3. Build Done!!! Build = 1 hour Windows 7 ultimate x64 = 25minutes (from "Press any Key to Boot from CD" to clicking the start menu on the desktop) Some benchmark Numbers thus far: 3DMark Vantage Entry = 30951 @ Stock 3DMark Vantage Performance = 11118 @ Stock 3DMark Vantage High = 6927 @ Stock 3DMark 06 Pro 1280 x 1024 = 16402 @ Stock 3DMark 06 Pro 1280 x 1024 = 17895 @ 3.1Ghz CPU | 960 / 1445 = XFX 5770 O/C I must say that I'm pretty impressed with these numbers, especially seeing as how they are with stock clocks... and the intel HSF. Can't wait to push this thing. Will report back more when I have it! Thanks again guys for all the help and guidance! Oh and I gotta say I absolutely Love Windows 7 it's pretty freakin awesome so far Lataz, BiGg RiE
  4. Ok Guys, it's Goin Down! Rig: CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231335 Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 58a%20ud3r Just ordered the Ram & Mobo from Newegg! Can't Wait... wish me luck. I'll post build impression and benchmarks once I get it up and running.. I'm going Windows 7 Ultimate x64. This will be my 1st upgrade since XP SPK3, little nervous about Windows 7 but I've gotten nothing but rave reviews about it, unlike what I heard and experienced with Vista. -BiGg RiE-
  5. Hey Guys I'm about ready to pull the trigger on this thing.. but I'm having some issues with ram selection: what would yield better preformance I'm thinking the performance ranking is how I have them numbered 1 being best performance is this correct? 1 = 6GB 2x3 kit 1600 cas 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335 2 = 6GB 2x3 kit 1300 cas 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220369&Tpk=Patriot%20PVT36G1333ELK 3 = 6GB 2x3 kit 1600 cas 8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220363&Tpk=PATRIOT%20PVT36G1600LLK note: the reason I have opt#2 listed as cas 7 is because It's been stated by the posted user reviews that it clocks to that very easily, which is how I would configure it in my build. also is there a huge difference in performance from numbers 1 & 3 above.. or am I unlikely to notice it? Thanks, quick responses are appreciated as I'm trying to buy in the next few minutes,THANKS!
  6. Thanks for the reply! Your system is pretty ill! you're running Water on your cpu right? and it's running @ 4.5.. what's the highest you think I'd get on air with a decent fan heatsink? Not sure how much of an overclock i want.. but I would like to be able to game on max or very high @ 1080p (Metro 2033, Crysis, etc...)... I'm thinking I'll eventually upgrade to one of those 980's at some point.. and add another 5770... for crossfire...or amybe even trade up for a more powerful single card solution... but that will most likely be once Intel launches their new socket in 2011. Lataz,
  7. Hello All, this is my 1st post in this forum, joined about 5 minutes ago, due to the wealth of info I've got from here in the last month. N E Ways, I'm taking the i7 plunge with the following specs and would like to know everyone's input and suggestions as to what you would change to, and stay away from. I've done alot of research on the components I've picked but I'm open to changes. The only component I've actually purchased is the i7 930 CPU, got a good deal couldn't pass it up: $199 for an i7 930! Upgrade System Core Components: CPU: i7 930 Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Ram: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 **Should I go Cas 7 or 8? what are the benefits of each?** the rest of my system will stay as is. I'd really like some input on the Ram... I'm not sure what is the best clock or Cas.. which is more important? Thanks in advance guys! -BiGg RiE-
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