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    Smile New Quad Core Spec

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    Reckon I can get bout 3-3.4 out of it.

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    Due to the fact that god knows how DX10 titles will go.

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    Any constructive feedback woudl be recommended. This is my 2nd refinement lol. Budget is bout £1550 atm.
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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    I'd say get 2x 500Gb Spinpoints (Samsung) raid0 'em and make a 150Gb partition - will be faster, and cheaper than raptor + 750gb drive.
    As for HSF: Ultima-90i/Ultra-120/Ultra-120 Extreme <- All excellent.

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    I wouldn't say it was faster but certainly more quiet and you won't notice much difference with the 7200 spinners.

    You would probably get away with the 320mb version of the GTS but i went with the 640mb.

    I'd personally have the scythe ninja rev B its a fantastic cooler, very quiet and fits particularly well with the P182.

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by Nemz0r View Post
    I'd say get 2x 500Gb Spinpoints (Samsung) raid0 'em and make a 150Gb partition - will be faster, and cheaper than raptor + 750gb drive.
    As for HSF: Ultima-90i/Ultra-120/Ultra-120 Extreme <- All excellent.

    cheers but the plan is eventually to just get a second 750GB drive for a mirrored array, the raptor is only for apps and games lol.

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by mad_scot_99 View Post
    cheers but the plan is eventually to just get a second 750GB drive for a mirrored array, the raptor is only for apps and games lol.
    well you could always just get another 750GB instead of a raptor (and you could have the benefit of Raid 0 and raid 1 on separate partition using Matrix Raid (which that mobo supports)

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    I prefer to keep the data and system drives physically seperate. i know there are pros and cons but might even drop the mirrored drive and just get a 750GB NAS.

    aiming for the raptor jsut due to the seek tims, i know on terms of write speeds there are rivals i.e. the 750GB and 1TB drives
    Last edited by mad_scot_99; 04-09-2007 at 09:07 PM.

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    Make sure you get a silencer for it.. should make it more tolerable.

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    yeah was prob going to go for a drive enclosure for the raptor, are they audibly very noisy? read all the spec sheets but never actually heard one yet

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    I havn't heard one myself but a mate did a build with one and says its very errr clicky i believe he said..

    It's very loud anyway and the clicks will be heard in rooms underneath etc..

    Your build except for that will be pretty much silent so that thing is going to ruin it a little.

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    mm ight think bout another 750gb drive then...mmm decision decisions

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    you could get a couple of 160's and raid 0 them for your OS then have your 750's for data

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    you could get a couple of 160's and raid 0 them for your OS then have your 750's for data
    dabbled with the idea but then i have 2 points of failure

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    I have a 150Gb Raptor in a Scythe Quiet Drive and am very impressed with it. It's really not that noisy but the Quiet Drive has made a noticeable difference. The previous 36Gb & 75Gb drives were noisier IMO.

    Despite what people might tell you the 150Gb Raptor is still the fastest drive money can buy. A RAID 0 array comes close and will perform better in some tests but the Raptor will still be on top. No regrets here! I agree with your ideology of keeping OS & Apps on a separate drive.

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    cheers cotswoldcs, will look into those enclosures, id assume they stilal llow the drive to fit in a standard 3.5" enclosure?

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    Wouldn't disagree that the raptors are the fastest options and if the silencers work well then go for it.

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    Re: New Quad Core Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by mad_scot_99 View Post
    cheers cotswoldcs, will look into those enclosures, id assume they stilal llow the drive to fit in a standard 3.5" enclosure?
    Nope, they need to go in a 5.25 bay.

    I have a raptor in a scythe quiet drive and I also had it in a zalman thing (not sure of the name) and the zalman did an incredible job of quieting it down, even though the drive wasnt sealed inside a box.
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