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August 24, 2006 5:53:52 PM

And it is MINE! Post your specs here and please, everyone, feel free to comment on any of the posts.

Intel P4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz
Asus P5WDG2 WS Professional
Corsair XMS DDR28800 2Gb
Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS
4x Cheetah 15K.4 SAS in RAID 0
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
2x BenQ BW1000 Blu-ray (coming soon)
Koolance Exos 2 Liqud Cooling

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August 24, 2006 6:57:28 PM

kinky
August 24, 2006 7:18:17 PM

Nice setup....although I hope your not playing games on that quadro...lol....gl with the shaders.

I just hope your not one of those noobs that purchased a Quadro because it was eons more expensive than any other graphics card on the market and you thought it "must be the best"

Cause that would be really sad.
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August 24, 2006 7:27:39 PM

well, who cares?
August 24, 2006 7:28:04 PM

Best setup you have seen personaly? Cause like life, there is always someone or something beter. But nice setup anyway. Why do you need 2x blueray?? Its not even decided if that will be the format of choice. I would rather have a blueray/hd combo drive which i have read is comming soon too.


Recomindations:
More memory.
August 24, 2006 7:32:28 PM

I agree, more memory. As you could probably have guessed, I am somewhat broke now. So yes, I do plan to add at LEAST 2Gb more. And no, I didn't buy the Quadro cause it was eons more expensive.
August 24, 2006 7:43:23 PM

should go raid 5 if you have that many drives, has the same speed as raid 0 but with data protection...
August 24, 2006 8:00:01 PM

8O you have 4 (!) 15K RPM HDDs! Why the P4, though?

Here are my pathetic specs:
Athlon 64 3700+ (s939)
DFI nF4-DAGF
2*512MB generic DDR400
ASUS X600 256MB
Western Digital 250GB SATA
DVD Burner
DVD Drive
430 watt Thermaltake PSU (18A on the 12V rail)
August 24, 2006 9:05:51 PM

What's your case and PSU? That's a hella fast system, but I hope you're not trying to game on it...
August 24, 2006 9:14:49 PM

Why are are you doing the SAS when the board has RAID5 SATA built into it. Are you using ALL of the SATA ports? Its not going to be any faster than using the one's on the motherboard...........Seems like a waste of money to me.......
August 24, 2006 9:20:49 PM

What are you doing with the computer? I could say that is the best system ever to run quake 2, But the worst system ever made to run mac OSx games.
August 24, 2006 9:50:01 PM

Well, I think that is a great PC for running office apps, photo editing, etc. I really hope you didn't just buy that CPU though, because C2D kills it.

I had a Quadro card (came with my precision workstation), and got rid of it. It sucks for gaming, and I'm not sure what the point of it is, since it doesn't seem to do anything better than a card aimed at gaming.
August 24, 2006 9:55:02 PM

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should go raid 5 if you have that many drives, has the same speed as raid 0 but with data protection...


Every test I've seen shows RAID0 as faster than 5 in almost every benchmark category. 10 is also faster than 5 in most benches.

I'll be interested to see if your Enermax 620 will drive two 7950s... Mine could not even drive a single 7900GTX. It would dive a single 1900XT, but not two.
August 24, 2006 10:14:04 PM

Why did you go with P4 and not a C2D? the new ones are a lot faster and you can overclock fairly well on the ws pro.

How big are the cheetah drives? are they really loud or are they still within decent limits?(was hoping to get ~4 in raid 0 for a new rig too)

You have a nice setup but definetly more ram and only 1 blu-ray drive would be needed really. Maybe try swapping out the P4EE for a C2D X6800.

What case did you put this in?
August 24, 2006 10:47:59 PM

It sounds like a workstation computer.

Anyways my specs are this:

Falcon Northwest Mach V:
. Silverstone (Falcon Northwest Mach V) case
. Silverstone 600Watt Modular Power Supply
. Asus P5N32-SLI Dlx.
. Intel Core 2 EXTREME X6800 2.93GHz
. Corsair 2GB TwinX DDR2 8500C5 W/EPP
. 250gb WD +250 external
. X-Fi
. Icon Watercooling
. BFG nVidia 7950gx2 1024mb
. Lite-On 16X Dual Layer DVD+-/RW
. 22" Acer 19" Benq LCD
August 24, 2006 11:10:01 PM

Quote:
Here are my pathetic specs:
Athlon 64 3700+ (s939)
DFI nF4-DAGF
2*512MB generic DDR400
ASUS X600 256MB
Western Digital 250GB SATA
DVD Burner
DVD Drive
430 watt Thermaltake PSU (18A on the 12V rail)

Pathetic indeed. :p 

It's better than what you were using until recently :lol: 

I don't really care anymore; all I care is that I can play NFS:MW.
August 25, 2006 12:43:01 AM

Quote:
And it is MINE! Post your specs here and please, everyone, feel free to comment on any of the posts.

Intel P4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz
Asus P5WDG2 WS Professional
Corsair XMS DDR28800 2Gb
Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS
4x Cheetah 15K.4 SAS in RAID 0
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
2x BenQ BW1000 Blu-ray (coming soon)
Koolance Exos 2 Liqud Cooling


It appears that you are trying to stroke your ePenis on a public forum. This thread is quite sad.
August 25, 2006 1:09:01 AM

I'll add a big monitor with at least 1600x1200 resolution like:
Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20.0' 5ms
Samsung SyncMaster 214T 21.3' 8ms

Also, a good keyboard like Logitech G15
and a good mouse like Logitech MX700
August 25, 2006 1:30:06 AM

My new gaming system:

Intel C2D x6800 Extreme
Asus P5NSLI Nforce 570 (just a temp till the 590 boards come out)
OCZ Platinum PC7200 2gb w/EPP
2 Evga Geforce 7950GX2's
4 Hitachi 500GB HDD's
Creative SB XFI Platinum
NEC 16x +- DL Burner
Asus 16x DVD
Silverstone 750w PSU
Dell 24" WS LCD
MS Laser Mouse
MS Natural Keyboard
Logitech THX Certified 5.1 Surround speakers
Trendnet 106mbit Wireless nic.
August 25, 2006 2:17:34 AM

Quote:
My new gaming system:

Intel C2D x6800 Extreme
Asus P5NSLI Nforce 570 (just a temp till the 590 boards come out)
OCZ Platinum PC7200 2gb w/EPP
2 Evga Geforce 7950GX2's
4 Hitachi 500GB HDD's
Creative SB XFI Platinum
NEC 16x +- DL Burner
Asus 16x DVD
Silverstone 750w PSU
Dell 24" WS LCD
MS Laser Mouse
MS Natural Keyboard
Logitech THX Certified 5.1 Surround speakers
Trendnet 106mbit Wireless nic.


Wowzers, and I thought I spent alot!!
August 25, 2006 2:25:45 AM

How is that MS Laser Mouse (6000)? Should I get that or the Logitech G5? *hijacking the topic temporarily*
August 25, 2006 2:39:50 AM

Quote:
Intel P4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz
Asus P5WDG2 WS Professional
Corsair XMS DDR28800 2Gb
Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS
4x Cheetah 15K.4 SAS in RAID 0
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
2x BenQ BW1000 Blu-ray (coming soon)
Koolance Exos 2 Liqud Cooling


Quote:
Intel C2D x6800 Extreme
Asus P5NSLI Nforce 570 (just a temp till the 590 boards come out)
OCZ Platinum PC7200 2gb w/EPP
2 Evga Geforce 7950GX2's
4 Hitachi 500GB HDD's
Creative SB XFI Platinum
NEC 16x +- DL Burner
Asus 16x DVD
Silverstone 750w PSU
Dell 24" WS LCD
MS Laser Mouse
MS Natural Keyboard
Logitech THX Certified 5.1 Surround speakers
Trendnet 106mbit Wireless nic.


I'm pretty sure knupxfon's system is better than yours considering the core 2 duo EE. Also like evryone else has said i'd only go with one bluray. What would you use 2 blurays for?
August 25, 2006 2:44:41 AM

Quote:
Intel P4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz
Asus P5WDG2 WS Professional
Corsair XMS DDR28800 2Gb
Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS
4x Cheetah 15K.4 SAS in RAID 0
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
2x BenQ BW1000 Blu-ray (coming soon)
Koolance Exos 2 Liqud Cooling


Quote:
Intel C2D x6800 Extreme
Asus P5NSLI Nforce 570 (just a temp till the 590 boards come out)
OCZ Platinum PC7200 2gb w/EPP
2 Evga Geforce 7950GX2's
4 Hitachi 500GB HDD's
Creative SB XFI Platinum
NEC 16x +- DL Burner
Asus 16x DVD
Silverstone 750w PSU
Dell 24" WS LCD
MS Laser Mouse
MS Natural Keyboard
Logitech THX Certified 5.1 Surround speakers
Trendnet 106mbit Wireless nic.


I'm pretty sure knupxfon's system is better than yours considering the core 2 duo EE. Also like evryone else has said i'd only go with one bluray. What would you use 2 blurays for?

For bragging on an internet forum that's what!
August 25, 2006 3:26:23 AM

i figure if a person is going to drop that much money into a rig should understand what they have on the motherboard. i guess i'm like prozac26, its a waste of money. i only buy what i can get the use out of, and i do much more than game. Video compression, music serving, video serving, photoshop editing, a lot of graphics work.

SAS was intended for doing what?......major storage, in other words a SAN. I don't think he's setting up a SAN, so why invest in something that will not increase his speed any? The card runs through his bus system instead of being directly on board with the raid 5. Its redundancy that your getting no use out of. a waste of money.

Corporations that use SAS are trying to save money by running SATA over SCSI. The only reason you do that is to save money buying SATA drives in a large bulk. your not going to see an increase in speed. This guy ain't buying drives in bulk; he's not going to have 40 HDs hooked up to 5 or more servers. Running a raid 5 on his machine using SATA would have done the same thing without him spending any money on a SCSI card and the SAS adapters.
August 25, 2006 4:32:01 AM

Quote:
My new gaming system:

Intel C2D x6800 Extreme
Asus P5NSLI Nforce 570 (just a temp till the 590 boards come out)
OCZ Platinum PC7200 2gb w/EPP
2 Evga Geforce 7950GX2's
4 Hitachi 500GB HDD's
Creative SB XFI Platinum
NEC 16x +- DL Burner
Asus 16x DVD
Silverstone 750w PSU
Dell 24" WS LCD
MS Laser Mouse
MS Natural Keyboard
Logitech THX Certified 5.1 Surround speakers
Trendnet 106mbit Wireless nic.


Just to find something to rip on... I'm not a huge fan of MS mouses, they were the best a few years ago but the ones I bought recently crapped out on me early, the buttons would stick. I switched to logitech and besides some goofy drivers I'm happy.

Also since it looks like you just enjoy throwing money out the window... could you send me some?
August 25, 2006 4:35:34 AM

Quote:
Intel P4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz
Asus P5WDG2 WS Professional
Corsair XMS DDR28800 2Gb
Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS
4x Cheetah 15K.4 SAS in RAID 0
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
2x BenQ BW1000 Blu-ray (coming soon)
Koolance Exos 2 Liqud Cooling



Ok so in my opinion it looks like this guy went onto newegg.com looked up the most expensive parts you could shove into a computer and then looked for parts that he didnt even need and threw them together... dont get me wrong this is a very capable computer and would be a beast when it comes to rendering complex models out of 3Dstudio Max or Maya and if thats what hes doing with it i give him props for putting together an ok system. I say its ok because who buys the top of the line soundcard X-FI for their graphics workstation... who water cools their graphics workstations? So what this guy MUST be going for is a badass workstation where he can listen to high quality sound and burn hardly useful blurays of his complex 3d modeling hes doing. And to accomplish all these task simutaniously he purchased a P4 EE which is not only single core but extremely hot running... which is why he bought the watercooling system. Or hes stupid... or full of it... either way this is rediculous
August 25, 2006 5:25:01 AM

Ewww it reeks of Netburst; I'd gladly take a Core 2 Duo, or even an FX62 over that chip! :wink:
August 25, 2006 6:55:33 AM

I looked at the Logitech mice, but none of them have the button configuration I like. I've had this mouse for a year and it's worked great. I like having the two buttons on the sides of the mouse and I couldn't find any other mouse that has one on the right side like the MS mice do.
August 25, 2006 6:58:08 AM

Woot! Bragging on the internet is fun. I upgrade my computer every time something new comes out. If you can afford the best, why not have it?
August 25, 2006 7:01:12 AM

I wish I could justify it.

I buy a new computer every 2-3 years and do small upgrades in between like jumping up a rendering device (dx9-dx10) or Ram. But otherwise I can't see myself spending thousands of dollars everytime a new kid is on the block. It seems frivilous to me... but so does spending 5700 USD on a computer so who am I to talk :p 
August 25, 2006 7:12:03 AM

Some of the parts are from my old system. Usually I just upgrade the cpu and gpu's. this is the first Intel build I've built, so I had to buy all new DDR2 ram, new Motherboard, and new cpu. Then I decided it woud be fun to have some video cards. The monitor, Sound Card, dvd drives, case and PSU were reused. Been Using the same 939 mobo, ram and HDD's for awhile now. Like you I normally do small upgrades here and there. This time I just went all out on a massive upgrade for my machine. All my old parts were also sold on Ebay to recoup some of the loss. :wink:
August 25, 2006 7:15:09 AM

Yeah, I've been saving up for a Falcon Northwest for a few months now. The only way I was allowed to buy it, was if I bought my girlfriend an engagment ring to go along with it. Haha, pretty fair trade I suppose.
August 25, 2006 7:52:13 AM

I dunno guys. I love technology and everything but I find it stupid to always follow the trend. Prime example I bought 6 months ago a Radeon XT850XT PE for $250 and a friend got a 7800GT for $350 a month after me. We play our games in at the same settings... So what's the point. I'm a bang for the buck guy. Just my €0.139.
August 25, 2006 1:13:17 PM

Well its either that, or he hasn't built it really. Personally if he's going to be doing that much work and its all graphical, then the smart person would use a raid5 in case of a HD failure. No matter what happens, there is going to be a HD failure. His mind is just upon speed in general and not the data he's working with, IMO.
August 25, 2006 2:31:38 PM

Quote:
My new gaming system:

Intel C2D x6800 Extreme
Asus P5NSLI Nforce 570 (just a temp till the 590 boards come out)
OCZ Platinum PC7200 2gb w/EPP
2 Evga Geforce 7950GX2's
4 Hitachi 500GB HDD's
Creative SB XFI Platinum
NEC 16x +- DL Burner
Asus 16x DVD
Silverstone 750w PSU
Dell 24" WS LCD
MS Laser Mouse
MS Natural Keyboard
Logitech THX Certified 5.1 Surround speakers
Trendnet 106mbit Wireless nic.


Nice! I really need to upgrade :cry: 
August 25, 2006 5:46:04 PM

To answer the C2D question, I ran out of money and had that proc in my other computer so I put it in my new one. I plan on getting the C2D though. Also, I don't want to sound like a noob, but why is it that you are saying I should not game on the Quadro? And I have the Apple 30" Cinema display.
August 26, 2006 10:31:52 PM

Because the Quadro is an Application gpu. And is not intended for gaming at all.

Quadro @ Wikipedia

from the nVidia website:
NVIDIA Quadro® GPUs and NVIDIA nForce® Professional MCPs are robust, high-performance workstation solutions for the professional user for both desktop and mobile platforms. Whether you're a designer developing the latest automobile, a 3D artist working on the next blockbuster film, or a financial trader on Wall Street, NVIDIA workstation graphics boards and workstation motherboard solutions deliver unmatched power and performance.
Do you see the word gaming anywhere in there?

If you want a Gaming card get a nVidia Geforce, for the price you paid you could have got Quad SLI or ATIs crossfire. Or got a nice Geforce and pocketed the rest.
August 27, 2006 4:16:18 AM

Thank you. I have never really payed attention to graphics card stuff. I just bought the Quadro SLi from my friend who didn't like it so he sold it to me for about $200.
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