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    Best Raid Controller Card?

    Thanks, I guess when I read it and what it did, I thought it would use the SSD part of my hard drives to cache instead of my actual RAM. I've set it back to Read as my data is important to me (and the time it takes to configure my computer back :P)
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    Best Raid Controller Card?

    Thanks sir. So to verify, do I want to keep Write-cache buffer flushing on and Cache-Mode to off or read only?
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    Best Raid Controller Card?

    after all the mixed responses, I wasn't sure if getting a raid controller was the best choice or not. The SATA II on the LSI kind of bothers me, SATA III would definitely be preferable, right?
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    Best Raid Controller Card?

    Wow looks like this conversation went a long way. If you're interested in how my SSHD's are doing with my motherboard RAID 10 config - I will answer that with, "so far so good" - I've been running them for about 8 months or so without a hitch. I was expecting more of a performance boost so I...
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    Best Raid Controller Card?

    Thanks for that, ultimately, my main concern was the raid leaching cpu performance - I game a lot and though I understand there isn't a lot of data reading while I actually am in game (besides map loading, etc), if there is anything impacting my cpu performance I definitely want to try to nip it...
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    Best Raid Controller Card?

    I decided RAID 10 because I could potentially rebuild my raid faster if a drive did fail, I also based this decision off of never hitting the 1.36tb of my combined raid so more space would've just been simply that.. more space. Also, I believe RAID 10's are more reliable and have more integrity...
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    Best Raid Controller Card?

    No, those specs are really old. I'm certainly not talking enterprise or corporate level drive redundancy here, just a simple RAID setup that isn't over the top in price and where I'm not losing performance based on my motherboard RAID config. I've confirmed that the SSHD's can be setup in RAID 0...
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    Best Raid Controller Card?

    I already bought the drives, so it's just what I am using. I'm not looking to spend anything over the $500ish range if I can help it. It's a personal PC that I use to game a lot and also have some work that I do on it. Just looking to get the RAID speed without it impacting my processing...
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    Best Raid Controller Card?

    Looking to replace my motherboard RAID config with a standalone dedicated RAID controller card Currently setup a RAID 10 with 4 of these guys: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00691WMJG/?tag=tec06d-20 What are your thoughts? I definitely think I can get better performance. Thanks all!
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    PC shuts down while playing video game...

    Heat is unlikely. Once it happens I check my bios and my cpu temps are about 40-45c. I also set my gpu fan speed to 100% along with the fact that the antec 1200 has superb aircooling.. I've got 8 120mm fans in this case pulling air in from the front for negative pressure.
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    PC shuts down while playing video game...

    Old PSU was a POS and could quite possibly be the source of my grief. Was a Hyper 860w Can you confirm if he had the same mobo/cpu? The thing is, I don't get any bsods or anything, it just shuts down as if the power went out.. My rigg is pretty clean, I always clean it out whenever I add new...
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    PC shuts down while playing video game...

    Here is my current setup: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ The issue.. Whenever I play any pretty graphically intense video game, sometimes my PC will just shut off. This...
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    GTX 280 Dead or Driver Issue?

    I'm on windows 7 now. Havent updated my specs in a long time..
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    GTX 280 Dead or Driver Issue?

    Well I've booted into Safe Mode with no issues, but when I uninstalled the drivers and update, I get the same issue?
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    GTX 280 Dead or Driver Issue?

    So I'm having a peculiar issue. I start up my pc, I can get to the login screen where I choose my profile, and as soon as I'm logged in, my entire screen turns into one giant artifact? Could this possibly be a driver issue or is my card fried? It seems odd to me that everything works all the...
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    ASUS MARS II Graphics Card Pictured

    any news on when this card is going to hit the market? haven't found any updates for a while...
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    Best Free DvD Codec Software?

    agreed, however, it's for a user here at work...
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    Best Free DvD Codec Software?

    anyone know what the best free software to play DvD's on would be? Specifically, that has the codecs to play the DvDs? Thanks for the help!
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    Which Old Low-Grade CPU is better??

    haha yea, too bad we're limited to one each and it's done by raffle :S.. but I'd definitely send one your way if you wanted to pay for shipping. I was the one who replaced everyone's pc's with the new ones (i7's!!!) so I think I shouldn't have a problem getting first dibs.. they were talking...
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    Which Old Low-Grade CPU is better??

    yea, these are old Dell Optiplex's P4's are the Optiplex GX620's The Celerons are the Optiplex 360's AMD machine is an Optiplex 740
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    Which Old Low-Grade CPU is better??

    OK, so I found 1 (one!) PC here that has an AMD 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ @ 2.81 ghz with an NVidia Quadro NVS 210s Is it safe to assume that this would be the ideal choice if given the option? How does it compare to the Celeron? Thanks again!
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    Which Old Low-Grade CPU is better??

    haha nice! I actually have an old core 2 duo laying around so that would be perfect! Thanks guys, you're awesome
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    Which Old Low-Grade CPU is better??

    At work, they are selling off all their old PC's for $25 a pop. I wanted to hop on this "deal" and get the most bang for my buck. The first choice has a Intel Pentium 4 processor @ 3.0 ghz with an Intel 82945G Express Chipset Video Card The second, an Intel Celeron 440 @ 2.00 Ghz with...
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    Computer Won't Start :(

    well poo... I'll give it a go then. Thanks guys!