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  1. SATA III SSD's will have limited performance in SATA II. HDD's will have no difference because no HDD will ever perform over the limitations that SATA II provides. SATA III SSD's perform better using the P67 controller as opposed to the Marvell controller (I'm not 100%).

     

     

    oh ok so if i never plan on having more than 2 SSD's the SATA III ports should make no difference to me? HDDs will NEVER surpass sata II? cause if thats the case i guess i dont need to worry at all about the 2 extra slots :s

     

     

    here is one thing to think about, a SINGLE HDD will never surpass SATA2 capabilities. but, if you run 2 drives in RAID0 on SATA3 you will definitely see a huge difference between putting that same RAID on a SATA2 controller. you will get about an extra 100-200 mb/s read speed, write speed will only increase slightly

     

    i wish i had the screenshots to give hard evidence. but this is a problem i just had with my mobo. wish i had another sata 3 controller LOL


  2. the first number indicates how many full range speakers that it supports, the .1 means that it supports a sub-woofer. almost everything now a days is compatible with a sub-woofer, so the .1 is kind of a moot statement. now about having a 3 speaker setup, that might be difficult because i dont know if there is a 3.1 standard.

     

    problems come about when you use an incompatible speaker setup with the wrong standard, you will experience sound loss. Like a conversation is really far away or muffled. this can come about when a 5.1 stereo with only 2 speakers and a woofer tries to push out 90% of the volume through the back satellites, and they aren't there so all you get is the 10% from the front. (made up percentages just a generalization, the concept holds true though.)


  3. If that is true then why does every game console beat the PC in boot time? My Xbox 360 (when I had it) boots faster then my PC. Which, by the way is far faster.

     

    Consoles are a specialized "computer" from their OS to the hardware. their hardware is not like that of a computer specifically because the buses are built better and their specialized OS utilize those buses more efficiently. a console essentially has like a 32x pcie bus for graphics (over exaggerated example) and the CPU utilizes every bit of it and that goes along with the rest of the hardware, if you have ever opened up a 360 you would see that their Mobo contains more specialized links between I/O and CPU.

     

    the OS' boot faster because they do not do as much in pre-boot i.e. registry checks and the sort.

     

    in a nutshell consoles are built to use much cheaper technology yet utilize it past its normal capacity.

     

     

    EDIT: clarified "statistic" , also note that Microsoft embosses their name on the mobo LOL (under llama)


  4. By the way, I never lose my connectivity with Cox................. ever.

     

    thats what... eehhhh... she said!

     

     

     

    but to also stay on subject. i never realized what a can of worms i was going to start when i started this post. Wev stated a few good points, yes corporations are in the business of making money, we all get that. Everyone wants to make just a few more bucks, But most of that motivation is to make yours and your family's lives better in some way. how is it that those extra few "bucks" helping these corporations. they are not building a better future, else we would see the benefits of. they are not making their product better/more efficient/greener etc... it is that greed that drives them, not the enhancements for clients.


  5. Yeah, I agree. I was assuming we were starting right at time, not after you post. I only knew that because I went in here and saw F13's post.

    yeah this round (R3) is getting messed up.

     

     

     

    You know, I think these number contests are used for driving up the number of posts to get the search engines to find OCC better. :thumbsup:

    is there really anything wrong with that? :evilgrin:


  6. and i feel like a tool. so i actually joined right at the end of the first numbers give away, and then Bosco said he was gonna have another numbers contest for the 5970.. kinda got excited. So when it went up i kinda didnt read ALL of the original post, saw the number spread and jumped through and posted. and there it is, you gotta be a member for over 30 days. :rtfm:

     

    NEways good luck everyone. :woot:


  7. my opinions on this

     

    CPU: i7-990x ($1339)

    top of the line bro

     

    Mobo: ASRock X58 Extreme6 Motherboard ($255) - with USB 3, SATA3, & 3x PCIE16, this looks pretty attractive for the price range - anything fishy going on here?

    sick mobo! it has 6 sata2 connectors on the board to run your RAID, so that is good

     

    RAM:G-SKill Ripjaws 3x4x2 - run in 1600 on the 2200/1333/1066/800 mobo. How much performance variance between 1600-2200 MHZ RAM? ($378)

    one again running your VMs at the same time as gaming will kill, so getting two sets of these is excellent

     

    GPU: Thinking about a single GTX590, depending on price point & performance from March 24. AMD is looking more attractive with the linux assurances - might 2XSLI some 6970's leaving room for a 3rd later. Or I could just do this with 2 6950's. Advice please.

    getting 2x 6950(flashed to 6970, is easy to do) is more cost effective, you get like 2-5% performance difference but for like 200$ cheaper

     

    PSU: Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus ($275)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007 i stand by corsair they have always treated me well and their products are well made. this is the same wattage,80+silver, for like 60 dollars cheaper

     

    SSD: Looking at a nice Vertex 3, 240GB or Vertex 3 Pro 200GB around march 23rd.

    cannot go wrong with SSD especially with the VMs heard they run silly fast, your gonna hafta pay to though >.<

     

    HDD: 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 in RAID 5 (more for data loss prevention than speed) for 2TB total - This will mostly hold movies, old games, & swapped out games - will move newer games back into SSD before running. Still not sure if that justifies pairing SATA 2 drives with a SATA 3 mobo (the SATA 3 is for the SSD) ($177)

    sounds good

     

    Case: The HAF X looks good - but does anyone know any cases that come in non-black? I won't always have the luxury of running this one in a darkened room - just noticed that during the day in a room that gets a lot of sun, the black cases had a bunch more overheating issues. ($239)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067 the NZXT Phantom comes in white also got occ gold award http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nzxt_phantom/6.htm AND is cheaper than HAF X

     

    i did not do price totals


  8. Alright, I will start the contest March 20th around 1PM Pacific Time.

     

    The contest is going to be super fast, we are going to do the numbers game again but this time we are going to pick new numbers every hour. My goal is to have the prize gone by the time I go and eat dinner :lol:

     

    The reason that its going to be next weekend is to give a chance for everyone to be there.

     

    As for the prize well old Bosco has a 5970 that he would like to giveaway.

     

    See you guys next sunday :)

     

    soo do some calculations.... carry the one.... hmm(loading) that means 12:30am monday march 21st for me... bleh.. i will be there :whoa:


  9. Interesting idea, my belief is that the soul is the person, the body is there shell if you like, without a soul that will be like any other animal. So the soul is an extra cellular part of the body that is unique to each body, dont you think that if the soul was cellular that every different brain studied would have radical differences? The makeup of our bodies are largely identical from one to another within the same race and between races, but people are radically different, i find it hard and quite scary in fact to try believe that a persons soul is determined by genes same as the rest of their body, as that would lead to the belief that in same way we can physically alter an organism before birth we could mentally alter it.

     

    what about the way that the neurons are connected and how they transfer data and the memories they hold(data they hold), these are all relatively the same yes, but not exactly the same, doesn't this make up who you are, therefore making up your soul? maybe you are looking for your soul to be dramatically different from others, but we are all human, made in His image, why would each soul have so many differences?

     

    ***NOTE: i am not admitting these to be my personally held beliefs, just playing devil's(bad analogy i know) advocate.***


  10. As to your second point, I think a major problem is that we feel in order to like something we must "get something out of it". I don't like the idea of data caps any more than you but the reality is someone (probably the ISP, but if not they bought the rights to them) paid a lot of money to build the infrastructure of the web we use and imho they really "own" that aspect of it. Obviously they want to maximize their revenue, so they are regulating theIr product in a way that increases their profits. The issue is where does it stop and what is reasonable because these companies will push it as far as they can. They are greedy profit-driven entities that care not at all if a middle income household can watch Netflix for a reasonable amount of money. If they can they WILL charge you an ARM AND A LEG!

     

     

    you are correct, they built the infrastructure, so they own the cables the fiber the switches and routers. but they do not own that which travels trough them. regardless if there is only this supposed 2% (where they get this number is a mystery) that will be effected, this cap will not accomplish anything other than putting money in their pockets. now on a networking aspect of things whether 2% of your ports are using more bandwidth than the rest is not going to affect the other 98% because at any given time those ports have a max throughput (the monthly fee your are paying determines this). therefor the max download caps is not helping the 98% any... what is it helping? hmmm $$$$

     

    what is their endgame in this? they want to enhance the performance for their majority.... the guy purchasing the 50Mb/10Mb is still going to be using more bandwidth now he just reaches the cap faster than the others. and has to PAY for that as well... seems like a lot of paying

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