Qty 2 - ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
Qty 2 - OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
--------RAID 1 off of Marvell SATA III connections (Win7K - boot and VM 1)
Qty 2 - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-------RAID 1 off of Intel SATA III (VM 2)
Qty 4 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
--------RAID 5 off of Intel SATA II
CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
ENERMAX SPINEREX ECA5010M-B-B Black SECC 1.0mm ATX Full Tower Computer Case
My questions is it wise to buy a SATAII controller for the RAID 5 set. I do not care much at performance on this, however do care greatly about the SATAIII. Are the SATAII and SATAIII on the same bus?
Is the PSU big enough. Hugh price diff to get to 1000 Watts.
I run four monitors (currently in a MAC PRO). Any thought on using the built in displayport/HDMI and ATI in crossfire? Can I, would it, be better to run all four monitors off the ATI cards?
The only reason I am looking at this MOBO instead of ASUS is the PCIe 4x slot. Some day I may want to run a external SAS raid 1 array for HD video capture. Anyone else running SAS in this type of rig? Thoughts on the MOBO choice?
I am currently a MAC user however MAC PROs are to behind the times. I will either run Linux with Win7 in a VM or Win7 with Linux in a VM? Any thoughts?