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August 16, 2011 7:44:50 PM

Hello,

I will be building a new Gaming Rig and really wanted some advice on whether to buy an SSD 128gib with 1 lrg HD for storage, or buy 2x or 4x (750gig) 7200rmp 64mcache HDDs and Raid 0 or Raid 10 them.

I have never used an SSD drive. I have been reading countless posts both positive and Negative about reliability, setup issues, countless windows 7 tweaking etc... I would rather sacrifice the boot speed etc...for more reliability and less set up time. Of course I am aware of drive failure etc...using raid setups as well.

I really am not a PC Guru and I am looking for the Best Had Drive Set Up that will be easy to maintain for long hours of gaming.

Games which will be played on this system (BF3, CODxx, Diablo III, Skyrim)

CPU - Intel 2600 I7
MB - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000)
GPU - EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
CASE - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0

HDD ??

Any and All Help would be most apprecaited :wahoo: 

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August 16, 2011 7:51:59 PM
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Best boot times and access times will come from an SSD. The reason behind this is that an SSD doesnt have seek times, this allows them to go right to the information and start providing it. Right now I am pulling 20 second boot times with an Intel® SSD 320 80GB drive.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
August 17, 2011 1:27:42 AM

Mad Dog 2112 said:
Hello,

I will be building a new Gaming Rig and really wanted some advice on whether to buy an SSD 128gib with 1 lrg HD for storage, or buy 2x or 4x (750gig) 7200rmp 64mcache HDDs and Raid 0 or Raid 10 them.

I have never used an SSD drive. I have been reading countless posts both positive and Negative about reliability, setup issues, countless windows 7 tweaking etc... I would rather sacrifice the boot speed etc...for more reliability and less set up time. Of course I am aware of drive failure etc...using raid setups as well.

I really am not a PC Guru and I am looking for the Best Had Drive Set Up that will be easy to maintain for long hours of gaming.

Games which will be played on this system (BF3, CODxx, Diablo III, Skyrim)

CPU - Intel 2600 I7
MB - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000)
GPU - EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
CASE - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0

HDD ??

Any and All Help would be most apprecaited :wahoo: 

fill this out please- http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
August 27, 2011 2:23:17 AM

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