Re: Video Card and HDD
Originally posted by saltynay
Just hoping someone could help me out as i would like to know a good alternative to the radeon 1900 all-in wonder as it would appear they have been discontinued as of last week as all shops seem to have no stock or stock coming in within the UK. any suggestions would be much appreciated.
what's your budget on video cards? the best video cards right now are the nvidia 8 series.
Secondly im planning on buying 2x 500gb seagate barracuda hdd to use as part of a smallserver as storage with a 320gb for microsoft and personal use. What would be an effective style of RAID to use??
the RAID style depends on your preference. do you want 2x500gb=1TB (raid 0)or do you want one HDD to mirror the other? (raid 1)
Thirdly this is my first time building a computer and so can you check over these components and give any suggestions on compatibly problems or flawed hardware.
Mobo - intel D975XBX (Asus P5N or Gigbyte DS3)
Cpu - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Ram - Corsair 2x512mb
Sony - 18xDvd rewriter 12xRAM
Gpu - ??? (see above)
Psu - Antec truepower 2.0 430W
audio - Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
Harddrives - 2x Seagate barracuda 7200.10 500gb
1x Seagate barracuda 7200.10 320gb
Tv tuner - Hauppage Wintv-Hvr 1300
Os - Windows Meadia centre 2005 spk2 just get WinXP Pro
Will be used for mass media storage and server over Lan network and as moderate gaming machine. needs to be able to extract DVDs onto harddrives
My Gaming Desktop
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (Thermalright Ultra-120)
Mushkin 2x2GB DDR800 RAM
eVGA GeForce 8800GTS
Creative X-Fi Gamer Edition
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7,200RPM
Western Digital Caviar 640GB 7,200RPM
OCZ 720W ModStream
Lian Li PC-7A
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition