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#1 duper

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:50 AM

In fact..I was looking very close to this build in maximum PC http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/...hine?page=0%2C1 for 1400... but I want a little more...I want to have RAID 5 going on it (I think) Everything else that MOBO has is fine me...exept for the 4 slots for memory... it should be 6slots esp. for tri channel memory. Anyone have suggestions?

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:43 AM

It says that that board handles tri-channel.

Unless you are going to load a 64 bit system anything more then 4 gigs is a waste of money\space\wattage since a 32 bit system will only use up to 4 gigs.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:56 PM

If you want RAID 5, you will spend a great deal of cash on hard drives. I have no idea why a home user would need RAID 5, though. I would scrap RAID 5 and use the remaining cash to get a better i7 CPU. I would get a different motherboard, one that had six, not four, RAM slots. If you have a four slot motherboard, only three sticks will triple channel and one stick will not. That seems a waste to me. A good alternate board would be the ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard in that it has six slots and is pretty much equal to the Gigabyte in the article. Since there is about $500 left over to play around with, the i7 950 is suggested since you've got the money to spare.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

Thanks guys, the RAID 5 is out... I will probably just go with RAID 1. DJBPace07..thanks for the recommendation of that motherboard...I am definately looking at it.and I will load it with the Windows 7... This system isn't happening till probably right after Christmas....Im just trying to get the feelers out there... thanks much

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:28 PM

You will have a lot of changes by Christmas. I can just about guarantee that.

i7 960 will be out, new generation of ATI cards (maybe new NVidia stuff to), new generation of X58 boards as well. If I hadn't just built mine recently, I would be a kid in a candy store around December.

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