Hard Drives (System will be configured to RAID 0 w/Striping)
2 Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150
Hard Drives (General storage will be configured to RAID 5)
3 SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2504C 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Okay now for the kicker... All of this is going in to a Nexus Breeze Quiet Case w/500 watt Quiet power supply - so heat is going to be an issue. To combat this I am using the following:
Cooler Master Cool Drive 6 (housing Raptor number 1)
Cooler Master CoolDrive Lite (housing Raptor number 2)
Arctic Cool Freezer 64 Pro CPU fan
(1 or 2 depends on what I can fit) Zalman FB123 Mountable Case fans
Thermaltake Hardcano 13 fan controller/card reader
The CoolDrives *will* bring extra air into the case through the front fans so I am hoping that will be okay. Comments on any aspect of this proposed system would be most appreciated! Please!
Yes I am sorry that happened. I swear I only hit the post button once, oh well I apologize again. I thought about going for ATI especially the X1900. This card however requires motherboards that are either not released yet (DFI) or buggy as hell (Asus A8R32-MVP). The SLI config I wrote above does include 2 video cards btw I just can't afford 2 top of the line ATI's or NVIDIA's.
the evga 7800gt is a better buy for fps looking at about $6.4 for the 6800gs compared to 5.6 will end up paying more the 7800gtx comes to about 7.3 not making it a bang for the buck this is based on benchmarks from the cards
I should have mentioned I am planning on using Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 rev. 3 on the cards to blow still more heat out the back of the case. I figured the Nexus could use some help in this area since the only other out is through the power supply.
Is one 7800 so much better than 2 6800's? That is the sense I am getting and if I was confident of the MOBO I would probably switch to Asus A8R32-MVP and a ATI x1900 and do Crossfire later when I could afford it.
First, get an Opteron 175 or 180.
Second, FORGET SLI, IT SUCKS BALLZZZZZZZZ, get a single X1900 and it will be much better than dual 6800GS. Also, don't get a SLI mobo if you're gonna go with a single card setup.
Agreed.. ditch the X2 and get an Opteron instead.. SLI does blow unless you buy 2 $500 video cards...