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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
Just pulled the trigger on this bad boy for some Adata loving this is going into a RAID 0 array. It had a $20 coupon too but the best is there was zero tax :laugh: so $169.99. I know there are cheaper drives out there but these are my personal favourites.

You've got 2 of those for RAID? Wow. What do you need all that throughput for?
 

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You've got 2 of those for RAID? Wow. What do you need all that throughput for?
To work on a Vegas pro super large video project that I am putting together and a Super huge Access Database that I maintain.
 

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You've got 2 of those for RAID? Wow. What do you need all that throughput for?
Because speed? :) Not sure I'd spend the money on that particular layout if I was building for me, but if I had money to burn, I'd probably try something like it heheh
 
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Millimetres of clearance with the heatsink, so I was a little tentative whilst securing it.
View attachment 134902
I've seen the same, apparently that's how AM4 keep-out-zones are designed, and the stock coolers keep to those limits quite closely. Looks scary, but works perfectly.
 
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Because speed? :) Not sure I'd spend the money on that particular layout if I was building for me, but if I had money to burn, I'd probably try something like it heheh
Hahaha any of us remember how expensive NVME drives of this size were? Just 6 months ago this drive was $299.99 in Canada. You don't need to have money to burn. I have had an entertainment budget for years that gets $50 every time I get paid. That was for everything from software to hardware. One could assume that once my computer was built that most of that budget was spent on games. I have been subscribed to Humble Monthly for a while now so the last new game I bought was either TWWH2 or Just Cause 4. That means I still have a good chunk of change (less now that I have a 2 year old) in that account.
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
Because speed? :) Not sure I'd spend the money on that particular layout if I was building for me, but if I had money to burn, I'd probably try something like it heheh
Right. That is the thing, most users can't utilize the throughput and RAID adds a another layer of things that can go wrong. Hence the ask. But it seems like he can actually use it, which is quite rare.
 
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Right. That is the thing, most users can't utilize the throughput and RAID adds a another layer of things that can go wrong. Hence the ask. But it seems like he can actually use it, which is quite rare.
I know exactly what you are saying about the potential problems of a RAID array but that's why I have backups. I am actually a little scared to tell you how much storage I have in my workstation/gaming monster. I do believe this will become more commonplace as prices continue to fall and more and more video creators realize the benefit of RAID based NVME storage.
 
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it sound as good as the driver you put on, i guess... i tested them today (i use a Fiio FA1 single balanced armature ) and they sound awesome, when i use my Pocophone F1 with the 3.5mm cable it doesn't sound quite to my liking, and i stopped using them with it, kept them for when i take my Fiio X5-III but using them with the RC-BT make them sound just as if i was using the X5-III (using Spotify in HD content)

i stand corrected they support AptX not AptX-HD but that's a step up compared to AAC SBC codecs and are BT 4.1 so i suspect the recent shortage of the RC-BT to a few of my retailer is because Fiio is discontinuing it and maybe plan to release a AptX-HD BT 5.0 version later
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found this gem for sale in mint condition,trying to talk the price down

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A handy HDMI to VGA converter, since my secondary work monitor for build and repairs only has VGA input.
I have a DVI to VGA adaptor, but it's 24+5 pin and all GPUs now have 24+1, for some odd reason. Anyway, it does exactly what it's supposed to do.
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A handy HDMI to VGA converter, since my secondary work monitor for build and repairs only has VGA input.
I have a DVI to VGA adaptor, but it's 24+5 pin and all GPUs now have 24+1, for some odd reason. Anyway, it does exactly what it's supposed to do.
View attachment 134971
So you have a DVI-I to VGA dongle but require an DVI-D to VGA
 
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So you have a DVI-I to VGA dongle but require an DVI-D to VGA
Thanks, but I don't think I require anything now, since this dongle fixed the issue.
 
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sweet, keep push it:)
planning to get this (has plx and 16x-16x support),a quad m.2 card from asrock with 4x500gb budget nvme drives (whatever half decent goes on sale,eyeing hp ex900) and build myself a dope gaming drive.



delid my 5775c too and slap a clc on it.

long term plan as it'll take time and some money but hope I'll get there sooner rather than later.
 
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planning to get this (has plx and 16x-16x support),a quad m.2 card from asrock with 4x500gb budget nvme drives (whatever half decent goes on sale,eyeing hp ex900) and build myself a dope gaming drive.



delid my 5775c too and slap a clc on it.

long term plan as it'll take time and some money but hope I'll get there sooner rather than later.
YOU are entirely wrong! This card has no extra plx chip on it like the similar asus card, it is using direct pci lanes to cpu through pci-e x16 slot, which has to support 4x4 pci-e divider. This is only possible on x299/x399 mobos and not on every one of them though and entirely depends on cpu how many lanes will provide to this card, I have tested this card on x370 mobo and it can run only 2 ssd's out of 4. So don't think that this card will run with 4 ssd's on every mobo and especially on the older ones.....
 
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YOU are entirely wrong! This card has no extra plx chip on it like the similar asus card, it is using direct pci lanes to cpu through pci-e x16 slot, which has to support 4x4 pci-e divider. This is only possible on x299/x399 mobos and not on every one of them though and entirely depends on cpu how many lanes will provide to this card, I have tested this card on x370 mobo and it can run only 2 ssd's out of 4. So don't think that this card will run with 4 ssd's on every mobo and especially on the older ones.....
you are entirely wrong thinking I was referring to the card.
the asus m.2 hyper has no plx,dunno where you took that from.


it clearly says you can run three (8+4+4) if you've got a x16 available,so I'll have to limit myself to three and go 1tb+500+500 instead of 4x500

Edit:I think the limitation is running igpu.it easily does 4-4-4-4 on x299 when it's running on separate x16 do I might get 4 to work on a mobo with a plx.
 
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planning to get this (has plx and 16x-16x support),a quad m.2 card from asrock with 4x500gb budget nvme drives (whatever half decent goes on sale,eyeing hp ex900) and build myself a dope gaming drive.
check what you had write, so there it is my answer to you.... and as I told you asrock and asus cards are the same, you need x299/x399 platform to run 4 nvme's...
 
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check what you had write, so there it is my answer to you.... and as I told you asrock and asus cards are the same, you need x299/x399 platform to run 4 nvme's...
Well you need a pci-e 16x and the ability to split it.
I know Z97 boards can support bifurcation,gotta ask if this one does.
 
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its quite popular here tho hehe
 
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