I have an Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP board and the RocketRAID 2310 and they just won't play ball. In the primary PCI-E slot (which I need to use for the graphics card), the 2310 sees the disks, but isn't stable and Windows crashed, reported problems with files and then hung in the 2310_00.sys driver during boot - no recovery. In the other PCIEX16 slot, the 2310's BIOS pops up during boot, but it can't see the attached disks.
Pretty hopeless. I'm on the latest (as yet unreleased) BIOS for the 2310 (v1.1A) which HighPoint sent me, but it doesn't make a difference.
I suspect either a PCI-E slot ID problem or an unresolved IRQ issue. HighPoint say they'll look into it for me and let me know within a day or two.
Not best pleased because there's nothing weird about the board. Pretty standard components, so there really shouldn't be a problem.
I hope you can give me some advices or opinions about the components I'm almost ready to buy. Thanks! :wink:
PS: Sorry for my bad english
why are you not buying the cpu form the same place as the other stuff?
and you may want to get dual dual-core cpu parts form www.monarchcomputer.com or wait for amd 4x4 or intel qaud-core.
also if you are haveing the parts shiped to a place out side of the us you may want to buy them in the same place as you are in
Looks good to me. I'm also to make a workstation soon, for 3D animation, but not such a powerful one as yours here.
Though I have though about when you have this sick CPU and GPU, why not buy 2 GB RAM more? And I don't think, in my opinion, that you need all that space. The 2 raptors should be fine, or one 150 GB raptor. So my advice will be to switch to one, or two if you like, 150 GB raptor HDD, and buy additionally 2 GB RAM, of same type, so you don't lack memory when you are rendering all those heavy scenes.
I usualy burn my finished work down on a CD or DVD, so it doesn't take all that HDD space. And another advice, compress your videos with a zip program. I have a AVI file on my computer which takes 51,5 MB normally, and 5 MB when compressed with ZipGenius. It will help you very much.