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    Thoughts On My New Rig

    Near enough finallized the spec on my new rig and want to know what you guys think.

    New(as yet unpurchased) kit

    E6600
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=430633

    Scythe Miné Quiet Heatpipe CPU Cooler S478, S775, S754, S939, S940 compatible
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=383006

    320MB EVGA 8800GTS Superclocked, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1700MHz, GPU 576MHz, 96 Streams
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=545080

    500 Gb Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=494552

    Existing kit I'm Keeping/already have:

    ocz modstream 600w
    2gb Corsair XMS2 5400 4-4-4-12
    P5B deluxe wi-fi
    Silverstone TJ05 Case
    Diamondmax 10 320gb sata drive
    20" del/sony trinitron CRT.
    X-fi Music

    I'm trying to go for a rig which will provide good performance at stock, and which I can overclock at a later stage. I also want it to be as quiet as possible.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    I'd go for 6400 memory...it will probably only cost a few quid more.

    If you have not owned a C2D before....when you realise just how easy the overclocking is, you wont be at stock for long!

    edit....just noticed you alrady own the memory!

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    I would change the mine... to the Ninja...
    and the ram as suggest above as well...

    Might want to buy another 500GB and go for raid... if you have spare cash..

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    How much faster can raid be?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbuck View Post
    How much faster can raid be?
    Depends entirely on what you do with it to be honest, for a gamer you should see some improvements in level loading time, say 5-10% faster.

    The main boost though is if you have either a lot of very small files (smaller than a sector or two), or lots of databases, since RAID 0 makes it twice as likely the computer will find a file on any particular platter.


    Still, with 500GB of potential data, do you really want to double your chances of suffering complete data loss?

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