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Old 05-04-2009, 07:51 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Go with the 320gb seagates, it's the same cost.

I would save your money for an SSD though. Up to you.
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Thing about raid 0 is the chance of losing all your data, if one drives goes, you lose all your data, this is why here at TF we generally recommend you either backup alot or get raid 0+1 which has more disk mirroring the raid 0 and is therefore more expensive. Generally as long s you backup often you will be fine but you better of going with a 640gb black as there isn't really that much differnce and you will see alto more gain from a ssd like hikari said.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:09 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Ok, this is probably the 5th time i've posted a build but oh well, I don't know if SSD's would really be worth it, so I think I will just go with these.

I want to use this system through my 4 years at college, and would like to use it as a media center + Video Editor and 3D Animator. I will probably do some light gaming on it as well. If there is a place that you see where I can CUT Costs, Please do say so

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R - 184.99 After Rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128375

CPU
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz - 288.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115202

GPU
HIS Hightech H477F512P - 89.99 After Rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814161279

RAM
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 74.99 After Rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820227381

Hard Drive
2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB - 109.98 (Planning on RAID 0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136074

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V - 99.99 After Rebates

CASE
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP - 74.99 After Rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811119137

CD DRIVE
LITE-ON Black 24X - 27.99
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

HeatSink
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V - 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835233029

Monitor
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - 149.99 After Rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824236050

Was wondering how good this monitor is? I don't really understand things like HD and stuff like that. If I get a TV Tuner can I watch TV on this monitor?

Total $1142

Maybe I can get a cheaper case and a better monitor or something like that? Any Suggestions?
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:11 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Thing about raid 0 is the chance of losing all your data, if one drives goes, you lose all your data, this is why here at tech forums we generally recommend you either backup alot or get raid 0+1 which has more disk mirroring the raid 0 and is therefore more expensive. Generally as long s you backup often you will be fine but you better of going with a 640gb black as there isn't really that much differnce and you will see alto more gain from a ssd like hikari said.
I think that when I get more money, like a in a year or 6 months, I will grab another HD to store data on with the RAID. I guess I don't really know how long it takes HD's to fail, but the one in my ibook has been going for 3 years strong.
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Don't take this offensively, but it doesn't sound like you're an extreme overclocker or anything like that, so you could save some money by sticking with the stock heatsink. If in the future you want to OC then you could always grab one later.
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Don't take this offensively, but it doesn't sound like you're an extreme overclocker or anything like that, so you could save some money by sticking with the stock heatsink. If in the future you want to OC then you could always grab one later.
Ok cool. Honestly I didn't really know what the heat sink was for, other than to cool CPU, or why I would need one, but someone at another forum said that the i7 runs quote "Hot as balls" and I should get one. I wasn't planning on overclocking, so knowing that I don't need a heatsink will save me some money. Thanks
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Well my balls are pretty hot, but your cpu will be fine lol.
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