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  1. thanks for all the input. I plan on going Core 2 Duo shortly just trying to setup this Xeon in the interim, this will be relegated to server only duty soon.
  2. Thanks 888, any value added if I put a 3rd SG320 drive on that raid array?
  3. Well I sold all my Dual P3 Server and Firewalls on ebay and I sold off my Opteron 170 setup on the forums. I will build this as a no-holds-barred media ripping/compressing work station since that is what I have been doing mostly of late using FAIRUSE (actualy uses 2 processors / cores ) and dvdfab and dvd shrink(Netflix is a bad thing )I figured i'd get through with this as my media ripping phase & double as a home server later until I can save up for a Core 2 Duo setup when I see more of a use for 2 cores and i get the $$. Anywho here's the specs: SuperMicro X6DAL-B2 Mobo http://www.supermicro.com/products/m...5/X6DAL-B2.cfm Dual 3.4GHz Xeon Noconas (EMT64, 1 meg L2) ASUS6600 PCIe Addonics 64-bit PCI-X 4-port SATA-II RAID card http://www.addonics.com/products/hos.../adsa3gx4r.asp 4GB DDR2 Ram 2XWD500GBSATAII Drives 2XSeagate 320GB SATAII 16MB cache 1XMaxtor 300GB SATA 16MB Cahe 3XWD180GB IDE Lite-On Dual Layer IDE DVDRW SILVERSTONE ST85ZF PSU Given what I have, what do you think would be the optimal setup for my drives? Kind of a Raid n00b but I am tempted in getting a third drive of the Seagate 320GB (~$94@newegg) and setup a Raid 0 array for boot and working the ripping / encoding. Then use the 2 500GB's and 3 180GB for storage. No real mission critical data here, have that all backed up externally I Have a 150GB Raptor and my 7900GT set aside for my impending Core 2 Duo Build, but am open to suggestions. Researching this a bit more I see that this card can attain speeds of throughput up to 200 Mbytes/sec when 4 drives are striped together?( I am guessing this is RAID 0). Kind of expensive and hard to beleive but those speeds seem amazing Perhaps this is with Raptors they attained this speed? Looking for you all to chime in with advice, thanks!
  4. Looking for Larger SATA / IDE Seagate HD's or a WD Raptor 150Gb All these have been used lightly on my server at home. Just looking to consolidate to larger drives Seagate 7200.7 Model ST380011A 80Gb Out of Warranty 40.00 shipped Seagate 7200.8 Model ST3300831A 300Gb Warranty until 13-OCT-2009 GONE 2X Seagate 7200.7 Model ST3120026A 120Gb Warranty until 11-MAR-2010 50.00 shipped each Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB PATA/133 Out of Warranty 60.00 Shipped Western Digital Model WD1800 180Gb Out of Warrranty 75.00 Shipped Lacie External 80Gb USB Enclosure (Maxtor HD within) 50.00 shipped Lacie External 160Gb USB Enclosure (Maxtor HD within) 75.00 shipped Opteron 148 OEM CAB2E 0545CPBW. Has run 2750 at def V Core. & 2805 @1.42V YMMV - 110.00 Shipped Compaq IPAQ SFF PC w/P3 1.0Ghz, 256MB Ram NO HD., built in sound, LAN and Video (Nice net surfer) 60.00 + ship Vision Mount LCD TV mount for LCD TV's up to 40" - 50.00 Shipped Used Antec P160 Side Panel (Solid) - 10.00 + Ship Enermax Whisper 465W - 35.00 + shipSOLD ABIT NF7-S version 2.0 (bare board) - 40.00 + shipSOLD 2X Corsair TwinX CMX256A3200C2 XMS3200 40.00 shipped Ahanix Divine 3 (Silver) no PSU - 80.00 you come get it (no shipping this out) AXP 2400+ (Socket462) - 32.00 + ship (includes a thermaltake hsf)SOLD
  5. DaMaN

    2 x 5 bay sata hotswap enclosure

    Sent you mail.
  6. DaMaN

    Gigabit switches & cabling

  7. DaMaN

    dual rail vs single

    Also forgot to add, the PC Power & cooling has virtually no fluctuations what so ever underload. Beleive me this PSU is awesome! Good luck deciding, isn't pc hardware cool?
  8. DaMaN

    dual rail vs single

    I have just 6 HD's (2 SATA & 4 IDE) a P4 3.8 and 1 6800 GTOC PCIe and had to upgrade and chose the PC Power and Cooling 510 Express/SLI. I love the headroom on the amperage you stated, the stability and the 5 year guarranty. it's a 510W rated PSU but the peak is 650W. Most other PSU's drop wattages at peak. I had the same dilema trying to justify the costs and decided that since I upgrade often, that I would invest in a PSU that would be good for years to come so in the long run the cost was justified in my eyes.
  9. DaMaN

    dual rail vs single

    if you are planning on going to an SLI setup or have a PCIe vidcard, then I reccommend the PC Power & Cooling SLI approved PSU. If not going SLI then go with the OCZ Powerstream line of PSU's. They are awesome. System stability is key for me, and the more 12V rails you have the more stability you will have as you as components or upgrade them (especially todays power thirsty vid cards and single & dual core cpus). See my chart below: Component Requirement Line(s) Used AGP Video Card 30W – 50W +3.3V PCI Express Video 50W – 100W +12V Average PCI Card 10W +5V DVD/CD 20W – 40W +5V and +12V Hard Drive 10W – 30W +5V and +12V Case/CPU Fans 3W (ea.) +12V Motherboard (w/o CPU or RAM) 50 – 100W +3.3V, +5V, and +12V RAM 8W per 128MB +3.3V Pentium III Processor 38W +5V Pentium 4 Processor 70W – 100W +12V AMD Athlon Processor 70W – 100W +12V As you can see as the user switches to PCIe vid cards the need for more power on the 12V rail increases.
  10. NVIDIA 256MB GeForce 6800 PCIe $200.00 Features: Processor Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GPU Clock Speed: 325 MHz RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz Interface: PCIe Compatibility: PC Memory Data Width--256-bit Memory Bandwidth--22.4 GB/sec Installed Memory--256 MB Memory Tech--DDR SDRAM Technical Features Video Compression Standards--MPEG-1, MPEG-2 Max. Screen Resolution--2048 x 1536 Refresh Rate at Max Res --2048 x 1536 @ 75 Hz Analog Video Standards--NTSC, PAL Pipeline Engines --12 Pipeline Engines Output Interface --S-Video, TV Out Input / Output Display Interface --VGA - 15 pin D-Sub x 1, DVI x 1 ASUS P5P800 Motherboard, Backplate and Manual & CD $70.00 Features: CPU LGA775 socket for Intel Pentium 4/Celeron CPU Intel Hyper-Threading Technology ready Compatible with Intel 04B and 04A processors Chipset Intel 865PE Intel ICH5 Front Side Bus 800 / 533 MHz Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture 4 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 4GB DDR400/333/266 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory ASUS Hyper-Path Technology Expansion Slots 1 x AGP8X/ 4X (0.8V, 1.5V only) 5 x PCI Storage ICH5 South Bridge: - 2 x UltraDMA 100/66/33 - 2 x Serial ATA USB Max. 8 USB2.0 ports ASUS AI Proactive Features AI NOS(Non-delay Overclocking System) AI NET2 network diagnosis before entering OS AI Audio Sound Blaster upgradeable 6-channel integrated CODEC Audio Sensing Technology support S/PDIF out interface LAN Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN Controller supporting 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet Virtual Cable Tester Net-Diagnosing Utility Overclocking - AI NOS(Non-delay Overclocking System) - AI Overcolocking (Intelligent CPU frequency tuner) - CPU, Memory, and AGP voltage adjustable - SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 100MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment - Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio. Fixed AGP/PCI frequencies. - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall) Special Features Power Loss Restart Support S/PDIF out interface CrashFree BIOS2 Q-Fan Multilanguage BIOS ASUS Instant Music EZ Flash My Logo Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x Parallel 1 x Serial 1 x S/PDIF Output 1 x PS/2 Keyboard 1 x PS/2 Mouse 1 x Audio I/O 1 x RJ45 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 Internal I/O Connectors - 2 x USB 2.0 connector supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports - CPU / Chassis FAN connectors - Chassis Intrusion - CD / AUX audio in - 1 x S/PDIF out connector - GAME/MIDI connector - COM2 connector - Front panel audio connector - 24-pin ATX Power connector - 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector BIOS Feature 4 Mb Flash ROM,AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3 Support CD Drivers ASUS PC Probe AI Booster Anti-virus software (OEM version) ASUS LiveUpdate Utility Accessories User's manual InterVideo WinDVD Suite (Gold version only) 2 x Serial ATA cable 2-Port USB2.0 / Game module 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable IDE cable FDD cable I/O shield Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6"(30.5cm x 24.5cm) 1995 Chevy Tahoe 2 Door $4,500.00 131,000.00 Miles, transmission is warranteed until October, Green, PIONEER CD/MP3/WMA Player with AUX in for IPOD, Etc. Engine runs strong. Ultra - X Connect 500W Modular PSU $70.00 shipped Great Unit I would keep if I wasn't upgrading.
  11. what kind of video card are you looking for? 200490[/snapback] All this stuff is now sold, thanks.
  12. 1 Built byATI 9800Pro AGP (Will sell / trade this when i have secured a replacement of better specifications) - $125.00 1 80GB IDE Maxtor 1 yr warranty (in the OEM static bag sealed)$45.00 1 120GB IDE WD No Warranty - $55.00 1 250GB IDE Maxtor 1 Yr Warranty - $95.00 (New in box) 1X 3Comm Home Connect Cable Modem - $15.00 1X NEW! Franklin Covey Classic Size Hole Punch - free with purchase Sony Universal Remote Commander RM-AV2100 - $35.00 Prices are shipped in the mainland US only. Can be reached at: dmarti4444@comcast.net or on AIM at: dmarti4444 Thanks!
  13. Need any IDE Drives?