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It's time for another super elite rig thread

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by hat, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. hat

    hat Enthusiast

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    I was asking my uncle if he had any spare parts I needed to complete a rig I recently bought, and he says "you should save your money, I could give you better stuff than that" (it's a PIII setup I'm trying to complete)... so... I sent him this :roll:
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=10595585

    4 the SSDs are for RAID 0+1
     
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    wahhhhh $5000 rig o_O thats going be some super beast with those 4 SSD and a GTX295 SLI and a i7 cpu wow
     
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    omg, those ssd's are uber expensive. buy 1.5tb drive to store your other data, because u might run out of space fast (especially if u will raid them).
    another thing is - why extreme edition CPU? do u really need it? u aren't buying water cooling to OC it, so whats the point?

    oh, and u could have spent a little more money on a nicer case :) like cooler master HaF case or what ever its called.
     
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    I hate that you can't add combo deals to public lists, kind of defeats the purpose of a public list, if you want to show a good build to someone online, killer rig though.
     
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    instead of the ssd go with a EVGA Classified
     
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    As it says in my thread, you can always use TPU capture ;)
     
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    Yeah, thats what I use, but still, just would be easier to make a public wishlist, and it doesn't make a ton of sense why combo deals can't go in them, pretty much makes them pointless :(
     
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    i would go with the 4ssd's in a pure raid 0... and backup to a separate drive.....
    Raid is not a backup.

    if your running vista or win 7 you can schedual to backup your entire raid as an iso to the other drive.
     
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    Yes, but why would you tarnish such a mega-rig with a Creative X-Fi Soundcard?

    That would be like buying a Rolls Royce and fitting it out with leopard skin seat covers.

    i.e. Utter top quality ruined by tat, albeit expensive tat.
     
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    im guessing you are joking because half the crap on your list is completely overpriced and cheaper stuff has been proven to do far better.
     
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    thats like a down payment on a car.
     
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    ^ no, its what my car worth :D
     
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    I just did a quick run through of components that were fast, blindly (and purposely) ignoring price... hehe

    @n-ster, it appears others are seeing my wish list just fine... I went to the wishlist page and shared it so everyone should be able to see it

    $slyfox, how is RAID not a backup? Raid 1 is mirror mode where everything from one hard drive is copied over to another hard drive, so if one drive dies, you don't lose all your data. My "crap I downloaded" drive has grown to about 84GB now, small yes, but I would still hate to lose it.
     
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    They can't... they are using the 2nd link I posted...
     
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    In RAID 1, if you delete files from Drive 0, they are gone from Drive 1 as well. In an external backup, that isn't necessarily the case. Other than that, RAID 1is a good backup.


    Here's what I'd change:
    Ditch the GTX 295s for three GTX 285s. They are more effective due to the driver overhead in Quad SLI.

    For a Dream Machine, you need 12 GB of RAM!!

    I'd go with the EVGA Classified motherboard, and we might as well use the one that already has a chipset water block.

    Corsair makes great SSDs, but MaximumPC found that the Torqx series from Patriot is a little faster. Might as well have 6 of the 256GB version in RAID 0. 1.5 TB of SSD awesomeness.

    Why not have two Blu-Ray burners?

    Cooling. Liquid of course.
    CPU Water Block
    Three GTX 285 blocks
    RAM blocks (6)
    DD 5 speed variable pump
    Big ol' radiator
    Dual 5 1/4" bay reservoir
    Some misc items such as SLI fittings, tees, 90s, Feser F1, Tygon 3603 tubing, ant-kink wrap, you know.

    One of these mongo monitors.
    Can't forget speakers

    As for a case-well I'd have one custom made.
     
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    Always back up your RAID array to another drive be it daily/weekly/monthly.I use Acronis for this, can even back up to another networked PC.
    This is the safest way, having learnt from my own mistakes.

    RAID1 will serve as redundancy if one drive fails but say you get a virus/whatever that cripples your OS then both drives are screwed and you will need the backups on the other drive to restore your OS.
     
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    You can pull the drives and fix the OS files on a different system, but thats kind of a pain. Agreed, a drive separated from your RAID is always a good idea.
     
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    Which then negates the need for a RAID1 array, as you would have to fix both drives and is not a backup substitute.
     
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    I didn't say it was a substitute for a backup.
     
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    Just saying RAID1 is not a backup substitute...not criticising :)
     
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    Alrighty. We're in agreement then. I hardly ever use RAID 1 anyhow, its easier IMO to backup to an exterior drive.
     
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