New System Tags: New Build Systems Last response: September 22, 2009 12:50 AM in Systems Share Stevieray September 21, 2009 3:00:24 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: up to $1000.00 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: streaming movies to PS3, internet and general computing PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case (already have an Antec Sonota 3 500 watt), hard drives PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: none please suggest COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel chip OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: need a RAID controller card to build a RAID system, I have 4 one terabyte drives and a 500 gig drive for the windows xp pro operating system. More about : system Transmaniacon September 21, 2009 6:04:31 PM Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ($229.99) GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ($159.99) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... ($101.99) SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... ($34.99) XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ($118.99) Total: $645.95 The motherboard above supports various RAID formats, and the motherboard has 8 SATA ports, giving you plenty of connections for your RAID array and boot drive. Stevieray September 21, 2009 11:56:17 PM Thanks for all your suggestions Related resources Swap disk into new system - Forum New system build - Forum Upgrade my GPU or build a new system? - Forum New system build wont start. - Forum Questions for replacing old motherboard with a new motherboard, then dealing with Operating System. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Stevieray September 21, 2009 11:58:24 PM I am told that it is better to have a separate RAID controller card rather than using the one on the board. Any thoughts on this? Thanks Transmaniacon September 22, 2009 12:50:00 AM What kind of RAID array do you want, and what are its purposes? Hardware RAID controllers are expensive, and if you are only seeking some data protection or increased speed, then software RAID will be fine for you. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuying a new System for Gaming. Should i get a Laptop or a Desktop? Forum Solvedupgrading from XP to 7 same HDD, new system Forum SolvedNew i7 System - Power Supply advice? Forum SolvedPSU for new system Forum SolvedBuilding a new system for graphic work and gaming Forum SolvedUpgrade Current System or Build New? Forum SolvedBuilt a new system - Bottleneck? Forum SolvedWhich SSD should I get for my new system ? Compatibilities and differences Forum SolvedNew System specs for 3d Animation & Rendering Forum SolvedHaving a hard time picking components for a new system Forum SolvedAdvice on new system build Forum SolvedNew gaming pc system Forum SolvedAdding a new GFX to my system.. Forum Solvednew system for video edit 60% , gaming 40% . ...... any issues regarding upgrade possibilities? Forum SolvedWarranty validity with new Operating system. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !