Questions about a new system
I was planning on building a new system, well most of one. This is what I'm looking at:
-Athlon 64 3000+ (Winchester core of course)
-MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
-2 WD Caviar SE HDDs SATA, in RAID-0
I'm expecting to overclock the system of course. Winchester core and mobo should do a good job of that while keeping the system cost relatively low. For my graphics card, I will carry over my 9800Pro and probably flash it to XT. My memory will be carried over as well, Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL. PSU will unfortunately have to be my faithful Enermax 350 Whisper. If it is not stable enough, then I will have to swap it out for an Antec NeoPower 480 or something. Hoping that it will run OK though.
Now, some problems that I am facing. I have heard that Caviar SE drives run badly in Raid-0. Is this true? If so, then what HDDs would you reccomend. I know that Raptors are fast, but are a little expensive for me, so I'm going to stick with some high capacity ones for now. Another thing is will the graphics card reach its full potential running this CPU at default speeds. I do not want to build a system in the hopes of it overclocking well only to learn that it does not fair that well. It is not a sure thing if you know what I mean. Last but certainly not least, don't mind reccomending that I get a new PSU right away if you think that the Enermax will not suffice for now. I'm just not sure on this one. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it, though I know that Google can work wonders. Can't always trust theory and reviewers though ;-)