Re: First post - First build - HT/Media/Multi-Task Build Reco's?
ahh, yea that makes sense. the sound card would come in handy for the audio outputs on it, otherwise (unless i was running audio through HDMI on the gpu) i would need to use the mobo integrated audio right?
what about drives now? salty had a good suggestion to run 4 drives on RAID 5. i want the drives quiet but don't want to pay a huge premium for reduction in noise levels. (e.g. four $99 samsungs) if i run RAID 5 will all the drives be working at the same time vs. if i ran say two 1tb drives, only one would be running at a time (no raid setup)?
i know i want 3.0gb/s right as the baseline with a 32mb cache? but what in the heck, so many to choose from between samsung, wd, and seagate.... seagate seems much more expensive, notably the barracuda line?
is it worth running a 10k raptor for the OS/programs ?
overall i'd like to have 1.5tb of useable space however i set it up