Could I get my proposed setup checked please?

Hi,

Am about to get a new system, and have two mates who will be getting exactly the same.

So far the list reads:

Q6600
ASUS P5K Deluxe
8GB of Corsair 2048MB TwinX XMS2 6400 C4 DDR2 4-4-4-12 800Mhz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Xilence 750W Modular Quiet Gaming Edition PSU with 135mm fan

2xWestern Digital 150GB Raptor X SATA Hard Disk Drive 10K rpm 16MB
Setup in RAID 0 for both OS and Apps

I am after great performance and will be looking to O/C to hopefully 3.4.
Games will be played but I am after the best I get can for things like Video editing, PS and now LightRoom; so if there are any improvements I would be glad to see 'em.

Thanks for reading,
Simon.
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More about could proposed setup checked please
  1. Will you be purchasing a graphics card?

    Looks like a great build.
  2. Opps, I already have a 8800 GTX XXX.

    I want to stick with Intel chipset hence not going for SLI
  3. No need for RAID, just get a single larger capacity drive. If one drive dies, all of your data is gone.
  4. Raptors are not cost effective price/performance wise. grab a SpinPoint T 500GB or one of the good seagates; i can't remember which
  5. All my data is stored on a separate NAS.
    If I lose one of the disks it isnt a problem, I just want speed :)
  6. What about cooling the Baby before you can even think of getting a 3.4 GHz OC?
  7. edgley said:
    All my data is stored on a separate NAS.
    If I lose one of the disks it isnt a problem, I just want speed :)

    Well you'll have it :)
  8. I am planning on using the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro for the CPU and chucking in 120mm fans as needed.

    Thanks for all the responses, looks like its time to get ordering :)
  9. qhat i was saying is that the drive i mentioned has a seek time that's points of a milisecond slower than the raptor... saw a chart somewhere... anyway, you should seriously consider it
  10. okay, thanks. Didnt realize they were so close. Will investigate more.

    I did like the idea of a SAS Raid 0 setup but couldnt get any ideas of the performance improvement over SATA for all that extra £££.
  11. This is very similar to my setup and I've been happy with mine. I assume you're planning to run Vista64 or XP64 to take advantage of the 8gb of RAM? What case will you be using?
  12. I've been a use of XP64 since it was released and love it.
    As for case, I am torn between these two:

    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/pc-cases/gt1000

    I have also mad(e) a brave decision. My OS disk is going to be a Mtron SSD 32GB. I will then use a Rapter for Apps.
  13. edgley said:
    I have also mad(e) a brave decision. My OS disk is going to be a Mtron SSD 32GB. I will then use a Rapter for Apps.

    Did you win the lottery?
  14. edgley said:
    I've been a use of XP64 since it was released and love it.
    As for case, I am torn between these two:

    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/pc-cases/gt1000

    I have also mad(e) a brave decision. My OS disk is going to be a Mtron SSD 32GB. I will then use a Rapter for Apps.


    Wow you're going all out. Those cases are nice, but quite expensive. Ouch!
  15. Yeah, I spend a lot of time on my machine and this is the first time that I get to look at performance over price and I want to see what the difference will actually be.
  16. If I had money to burn I'd get a nice Lian-Li case. Not that those Zalmans aren't good, but I get nervous when I see lights :p
  17. Like this one?
    http://www.xcase.co.uk/p/456569/lian-li-armorsuit-pc-p60-high-quality-gamer-case.html

    Not at all bothered by lights, further more it will be living in a cupboard!
  18. Actually more like this one:
    LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B

    Nice and simple. Yes, I have a Thinkpad :)
  19. antec 900 for me :)
  20. And for me now as well. Looks much better value than any of the others.
  21. The Antec 900 is a great case for the price. Actually it's a great case for any price.
  22. I'm glad i only upgrade every 3yrs these days; even just choosing the case takes forever.
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