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help with system rebuild/update

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August 4, 2008 8:33:17 PM

My previous setup:
Msi p6n diamond 680i,
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz,
EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB,
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800,
Thermaltake W0131RU ATX12V / EPS12V 850W,
4x Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000YS 500GB,
2xWestern Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB,
Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm
Antec P182SE Silver Mirror-finish

What happened:
The raid controller on the motherboard reports that the one of the arrays has failed, but after running WD drive diagnostics on the drives all 4 of the drives on the *failed* array are fine. (the other array with the two raptors degraded but rebuilt and seems to be ok) It seems as if nvraid controller failed, or is failing.

What I’m keeping:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800,
Thermaltake W0131RU ATX12V / EPS12V 850W,
4x Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000YS 500GB,
2xWestern Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB,
Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm
Antec P182SE Silver Mirror-finish

What I’d like:

A motherboard that will allow me to us a 3rd party sata raid card and a 4870, and my 8800gts.I want to use the 4870 for my 24” monitors and the 8800gts in HDCP mode on my HD tv with a bluray player). I realize that may not be possible to do that so I’m also open to look at any other possibilities that will allow me to have 3 monitors 2x 24” and my sony HD TV in1080p. after all that I’d also like to look @ a new processor if I have not broken my bank yet. I don’t for see ever going to crossfire or SLI solutions unless they were single card setups.

Thanks!

My budget is around 1500.00 but lower would be nice.

More about : system rebuild update

August 5, 2008 1:30:24 PM

Sell the 8800gts and use HD 4870 for both LCD & HDTV. New cards have 2 DVI outputs. You can use the driver Catalyst to switch between the 2 outputs. You must plug in 2 displays in order to switch. Make sense?

Quote:
ATI Radeon™ HD graphics chips have numerous features integrated into the processor itself (e.g., HDCP, HDMI, etc.). Third parties manufacturing products based on, or incorporating ATI Radeon HD graphics chips, may choose to enable some or all of these features. If a particular feature is important to you, please inquire of the manufacturer if a particular product supports this feature. In addition, some features or technologies may require you to purchase additional components in order to make full use of them (e.g. a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD drive, HDCP-ready monitor, etc.).


http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonhd4800/index.html

As for mobos, look into P5Q PRO & GA-EP45-DS3R.
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