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March 25, 2005 3:43:10 AM

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Is there anyone that is experienced in building computers who might be able
to tell me if the following set up has any potential problems in being able
to run DAOC or other online type games.

I have high-speed internet access with roadrunner

The computer I am thinking about putting together is as follows:

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard

AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 4000+, 2.4 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache 64-bit

Two ATI Radeon X800 XL PCI Express cards

2 1 GB sticks of PC3200 DDR Ram (would more be helpful)

2 120 GB SATA 7200 rpm hard drives that will be set up to run programs
simultaneously

The rest of the computer will be pretty standard stuff DVD, CD R/W, etc.

Can anyone comment on their experience with any of the above or their
thoughts on this. Thanks in advance--skip

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
March 25, 2005 2:29:38 PM

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In article <y8J0e.38188$8D.951@tornado.texas.rr.com>, Skip says...
> Is there anyone that is experienced in building computers who might be able
> to tell me if the following set up has any potential problems in being able
> to run DAOC or other online type games.
>
> I have high-speed internet access with roadrunner
>
> The computer I am thinking about putting together is as follows:
>
> Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
>
> AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 4000+, 2.4 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache 64-bit
>
> Two ATI Radeon X800 XL PCI Express cards
>
> 2 1 GB sticks of PC3200 DDR Ram (would more be helpful)
>
> 2 120 GB SATA 7200 rpm hard drives that will be set up to run programs
> simultaneously
>
> The rest of the computer will be pretty standard stuff DVD, CD R/W, etc.
>
> Can anyone comment on their experience with any of the above or their
> thoughts on this. Thanks in advance--skip
>
It'll run it. The experience will be entirely dependeint ont he
broadband connection because the PC spec is serious overkill. You could
quite happily run on 1GB RAm, 1 ATI card and 1 SATA drive. I think
you've misunderstood RAID BTW.


--
Conor

Windows & Outlook/OE in particular, shipped with settings making them
as open to entry as a starlet in a porno. Steve B
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
March 26, 2005 2:58:55 PM

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Skip wrote:
> Appreciate your response Connor--
>
> On another board I received this reply:
>
> "you might want to consider a western digital raptor or two.
> They come in two sizes 36 and 74 gb, buy two and use raid 0(its built
into
> your motherboard read the manual to find out more) and the pc will be
real
> fast, you notice this change more than any other."
>
> In talking talking to the person who will be building this for me, he

> mention that I could have two hard drives (same size and model) and
have
> them set up in a raid array which would allow programs to be written
to both
> drives, and to be used from both drives. He said that this would
allow for
> much faster operations. I am not sure I really understand what he's
saying,
> but the above comment from another board seemed to be alluding to the
"raid
> 0" My question, it raid 0 the same thing as setting up the two
drives in a
> raid array?

Yes, 'raid 0', is 'raid'. There are different levels of raid, and the
most common (in normal machines) is raid 0, and raid 1. Raid 0 is
where the data is basically spread of two discs. It is basically twice
as fast as without RAID. Raid 1 is where the data is mirrored on the
two drives, so if a drive fails then you've still got the data on the
other disc. RAID 0 is very fast.
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March 26, 2005 10:17:13 PM

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Appreciate your response Connor--

On another board I received this reply:

"you might want to consider a western digital raptor or two.
They come in two sizes 36 and 74 gb, buy two and use raid 0(its built into
your motherboard read the manual to find out more) and the pc will be real
fast, you notice this change more than any other."

In talking talking to the person who will be building this for me, he
mention that I could have two hard drives (same size and model) and have
them set up in a raid array which would allow programs to be written to both
drives, and to be used from both drives. He said that this would allow for
much faster operations. I am not sure I really understand what he's saying,
but the above comment from another board seemed to be alluding to the "raid
0" My question, it raid 0 the same thing as setting up the two drives in a
raid array?

Thanks again--skip


"Conor" <conor@conorturton.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1cae067d1c016d3e98a344@news.giganews.com...
> In article <y8J0e.38188$8D.951@tornado.texas.rr.com>, Skip says...
>> Is there anyone that is experienced in building computers who might be
>> able
>> to tell me if the following set up has any potential problems in being
>> able
>> to run DAOC or other online type games.
>>
>> I have high-speed internet access with roadrunner
>>
>> The computer I am thinking about putting together is as follows:
>>
>> Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
>>
>> AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 4000+, 2.4 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache 64-bit
>>
>> Two ATI Radeon X800 XL PCI Express cards
>>
>> 2 1 GB sticks of PC3200 DDR Ram (would more be helpful)
>>
>> 2 120 GB SATA 7200 rpm hard drives that will be set up to run programs
>> simultaneously
>>
>> The rest of the computer will be pretty standard stuff DVD, CD R/W, etc.
>>
>> Can anyone comment on their experience with any of the above or their
>> thoughts on this. Thanks in advance--skip
>>
> It'll run it. The experience will be entirely dependeint ont he
> broadband connection because the PC spec is serious overkill. You could
> quite happily run on 1GB RAm, 1 ATI card and 1 SATA drive. I think
> you've misunderstood RAID BTW.
>
>
> --
> Conor
>
> Windows & Outlook/OE in particular, shipped with settings making them
> as open to entry as a starlet in a porno. Steve B
March 27, 2005 12:42:00 PM

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Thanks Connor--appreciate your help

<petermcmillan_uk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1111867135.605884.280760@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>
> Skip wrote:
>> Appreciate your response Connor--
>>
>> On another board I received this reply:
>>
>> "you might want to consider a western digital raptor or two.
>> They come in two sizes 36 and 74 gb, buy two and use raid 0(its built
> into
>> your motherboard read the manual to find out more) and the pc will be
> real
>> fast, you notice this change more than any other."
>>
>> In talking talking to the person who will be building this for me, he
>
>> mention that I could have two hard drives (same size and model) and
> have
>> them set up in a raid array which would allow programs to be written
> to both
>> drives, and to be used from both drives. He said that this would
> allow for
>> much faster operations. I am not sure I really understand what he's
> saying,
>> but the above comment from another board seemed to be alluding to the
> "raid
>> 0" My question, it raid 0 the same thing as setting up the two
> drives in a
>> raid array?
>
> Yes, 'raid 0', is 'raid'. There are different levels of raid, and the
> most common (in normal machines) is raid 0, and raid 1. Raid 0 is
> where the data is basically spread of two discs. It is basically twice
> as fast as without RAID. Raid 1 is where the data is mirrored on the
> two drives, so if a drive fails then you've still got the data on the
> other disc. RAID 0 is very fast.
>
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