New raid 5 setup, Is my comp builder retarded?


I recently saved up enough money to build my "dream" computer.

I had a friend of a friend and a local computer business owner build this setup for me to the tune of $1500 bucks.

Setup is as follows
Aztec 300 mini tower gaming case
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700 w ATX Power supply Modular
MSI 870A-G54 ATX AM3 870 DDR 2PCIE-16 CrossFire
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 6 Core Processor 2.8Ghz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2x4GB DDR3-1600 Memory
AMD Sapphire Vapor RADEON HD 5770 860MHz 1GB
4.8 GHz GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDVI HDMI Display Port Video Card.
6x Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 3GBPS 64MB Cache 3.5in Hard Drive.
x6 Raid 5 Configuration
LG GH22 Black 22x SATA DVD writer
Windows 7 home premium

My intention with this computer was to have a massive media storage device that was designed to stream media throughout my house, specifically to xbox / tv setups.

While switching my data from the old computer to this one (950 GB transfered as one large file)
It took 27 hours.

During this time I was unable to even play a very basic low quality movie already previously saved on computer on the raid drive portion. It would freeze and pause over and over making it unwatchable.

Also I have suffered from 2 blue screens. Once when initialing powering it up and secondly after the file transfer was done I woke up to a blue screen.


Ill try to get a ss of the full error.

Right now I'm feeling pretty dissapointed and very concerned.

Am contacting the builder today as everything is on warranty.

Any input from your resident panel of genius's would surely be appreciated.

Thanks all.
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  1. Just from doing some quick research this morning it appears the caviar greens were the wrong choice. /sigh, this guy is supposed to be a pro computer builder:(
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