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January 6, 2013 2:07:49 PM

Guys -- I need a new rig, and was hoping to get your advice. I need to do some serious data processing modeling w/ statistics sw (basically just a bunch of io over and over), and some small-time family pic/video editing stuff. I don't plan on much gaming at this point. Can you guys critique my setup? Are all these pieces compatable? I'm going to get a 23 or 27" touchcscreen and load up win8. I want to stay under $2000 w/o factoring in the monitor. Thanks.

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mobo- asrock extreme6 x79, lga2011 (supports ivybridge), 8 ram slots, 3 pci3, custom bios - $230


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


cpu- intel i7-3820, quad-core hyperthreading 3.6-3.9ghz, 10mb l3 - $300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



ram- corsair 8x4-32gb ddr3, 1600 - $185

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



video- nvidia gigabyte gtx650 pcie3.0 x16, 1032mhz 2gb ddr5, 768 cuda, 2560x1600 - $175

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


fast storage--4 mushkin 90gb ssds (in raid 0 w/ trim on windows 8) - $340

mb/s read, 510mb/s write, 88000 iops 4k random writes ... hope to reach something close 2gb/s write with 4 ssds in raid 0>

ssds later>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



raid controller- highpoint rocketraid 2720sgl pcie 2.0 x8 - $160

gb/s with 4 ssds?>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2720SGL



traditional storage--some spinning thing, maybe WD 7200rpm, 500GB, 32MB cache -- $75

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



optical - asus 24x dvd - $20

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



power- seasonic 650w modular - $130



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


case- something nice quiet - ~$200



keyboard,etc -- ~$40


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TOTAL = $1855

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a b G Storage
January 6, 2013 3:07:14 PM

looks ok. I'd get a 2TB, better $/GB. other than that not much
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January 6, 2013 4:06:12 PM

man, this board is super!

great idea on the bigger spinning thing (want to check seek time stuff tho) ... and thanks for the case suggestions (I'm clueless on what is good these days).

main questions:
(1) Am I going to see ~2gb/sec seq r/w with those ssds in raid0? that's what the whole setup is focused around really.
(2) Are there any compatibility issues? can I plug it all into the mobo, etc?
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a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 11:20:56 PM

from paper spec yes you should see 2gb/s and a little more. sometimes reality is different but I think you're about as close to 2gb/s as you can.

looks all compatible.
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a b G Storage
January 18, 2013 12:05:20 AM

Use your existing SATA6 in MB - cuz Rocket RAID does not buy you anything. It still a fake raid - same thing as MoBo BIOS's RAID
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a b G Storage
January 22, 2013 2:59:17 AM

With RAID0, there should be no diff...
If you use RAID5, then yes.. but still would not touch RAID5 with fake raid :-). Just me
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