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Old 11-18-2009, 03:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning for a new build, and I would like some feedback.

Phenom II 965, 125W.
Asus Crosshair 3
DominatorGT 2x2GB am3
Seagate 7200.12 1TBx2 in raid 0
Antec 902 or Zalman GS1000 case.
GPU will depend............. probably 4890x2
Question on PSU........ Will the Corsair HX650 be enough to run the above setup? I was also looking at the Antec New 750W Modular......... I want a modular powersupply; but I have a feeling the PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 is the way to go............

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thx!
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would strongly advise against a RAID 0 between 2 1TB drives, the HX650 will be enough.
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I would buy the HD5870 instead of the two HD4890. It will max out any game out there and you can add another one later on.
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I would strongly advise against a RAID 0 between 2 1TB drives, the HX650 will be enough.

Why is that? The HX650 will be able to run 5870 crossfire? For future purposes?
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According to this (found it on google) I would say yes.
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I would strongly advise against a RAID 0 between 2 1TB drives, the HX650 will be enough.

Why is that? The HX650 will be able to run 5870 crossfire? For future purposes?
Because a setup like that has a good chance of failing and loosing 2TB of your data.
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Farinha, thx for the link. I live in vancouver, bc; and the price of the 5870 is equal to the cost of two 4890s............


Because a setup like that has a good chance of failing and loosing 2TB of your data.

What do you recommend then? I've never had a raid 0 setup before; but from what I know, it's 2 HDs sharing the work load, and therefore, faster than 1 single HD...........
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get a SSD for your harddrive if u want fast performance. although it might be pricey, its safer than the Raid 0
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So Raid 0 has stability issues?
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Not really stability as such it's just the way that type of RAID works. Because the data is striped across the array with no parity at all, in a two disk array half the data is on each drive so if 1 drive fails you loose all your data.
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