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by Pleb1ram
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new build
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new b

So heres a good question. If I RAID, do I have to use identical HDDs? In other words, all have to be WD Caviar or Samsung Spinpoint?
by Pleb1ram
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new build
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new b

1) Those are different SATA controllers. If you can always run on the Intel SATA controller. So definitely put your boot SSD on the Intel controller. If you get 2 SATA 6Gbs (aka SATA III) drives then put them on the ASMedia SATA 6Gbs controller. If you get 2 SATA 3Gbs (aka SATA II) then run them on...
by Pleb1ram
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new build
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new b

OK everyone, here is a nice RAID question. My ASUS Sabertooth comes with these storage options: Intel Z77 2xSATA 6Gbs 4xSATA 3Gbs 2x ASMedia 1061 SATA controller 2xSATA 6Gbs 2xeSATA 6Gbs Here's my qyestion: 1)What the heck does all that mean? I want performace from my set-up. I want to RAID acouple ...
by Pleb1ram
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new build
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new b

I think SLI is a nice way to prepare for the future without spending a small fortune on the highest end video card you can get. This is true if you game at 1080p and below like the Major said. Buying two video cards that are the same right now and running them SLI will let you prolong the life of t...
by Pleb1ram
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new build
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new b

A) What resolution are you going to game at? If it's 1680x1050 or lower SLI is a waste. Even at 1920x1080 it's still better to get one faster card. B) Like I said, no expert here. Take this link as a suggestion, not an absolute truth. http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp It says...
by Pleb1ram
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new build
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new b

Thanks to ALL who replied. It is great to be back as part of a community again! I still need some device on SLI. I have never SLI'd and i am worried that A) I will see very little benefit B) My PSU does not have enough power. I have NO idea what I need in terms of power. C) I will cause a Chernobyl ...
by Pleb1ram
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new build
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

SLI and RAID advice and comments/suggestions on my new build

Hello all! I am an avid PC Gamer, but I have been out of the "game" for a couple years raising kids and focusing on work. I am finally able to get back to the world I love, and I have a better income to get it donw than I did a few years ago!!! I have decided to build my first new PC in about 5 year...
by Pleb1ram
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy folks!
Replies: 0
Views: 4107

Howdy folks!

Hello all! I am an avid PC Gamer, but I have been out of the "game" for a couple years raising kids and focusing on work. I am finally able to get back to the world I love, and I have a better income to get it donw than I did a few years ago!!! I have decided to build my first new PC in about 5 year...