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Help with my new computer build
Old 24th December 2010
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Help with my new computer build

Here is what im thinking

w7 64bit pt9

i7 950 Bloomfield

Giga X58 Mobo

24 GB G.Skill Ripjaw Ram

PNY Quadro FX 580 Vid Card

2x Intel SSD's

Western Digital Cav Black

The Things im not sure on are the SSD's. Are these the best? Also, I could go for a raptor drive over the cav black but I hear they are not that much better and bring the heat up of the computer a lot. Any other suggestions?
Old 25th December 2010
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no one has any opinions? Who here uses SSD's? Who uses the raptor drives?
Old 25th December 2010
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Help with my new computer build

I thought it was a typo.. Those are only 32gb SSD drives for $375 ea? 2 for $750? Why 2? That size is too small. Get a 60gb Vertex 2.

Hd choice is perfect. All else is good but I don't know the ram or vid card.
Old 26th December 2010
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reason i went with 2 32gb is cause they are supposedly really good drives. All my programs and win7 will fit on 1 drive (boot drive). I'll run my current pt sessions on the other drive. Then move to storage or other drive when not in use. I'll use the TB drive for samples and kontakt libraries or additional program installs. Ill look into that vertex drive though thx.
Old 26th December 2010
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Help with my new computer build

I just can't for the life of me figure out why you would want to spend $750 on 60gb of storage. A 30gb drive would be useless for me as my C drive running win7 and the programs I have installed. It wouldnt fit and there wouldnt be any empty buffer. Remember also that actual capacity is less than the advertised number.
Old 26th December 2010
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thats a good call. Maybe those drives are not the way to go. Thats why i post here and think about my build before i pull the trigger
Old 26th December 2010
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MLC SSD drives are slower than SLC SSD Drives...

Intel X25-E is SLC
Intel X25-M is MLC

theres bigger SSD drives, samsung has 256GB SSD drives.
OCZ has PCI SSD drives that are much better...

OCZ Revodrive PCIe SSD SLC..

there are other interesting ddr2 RAM Drives with Compactflash backup. acard, i drive, etc...

80GB revodrive is $250usd,
350GB revodrive is $1000usd.

SATAII its limited to 300MB/s.
PCIe drives are not.

for storage i have 4x Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB drives (Enterprice edition).
works flawless.
stay away from consumer edition drives like Samsung 1TB HD103UJ.

i also have Koolance watercooling.
MSI X58 board with Military Grade Components.
Coolermaster Silent Pro M700, very low noise & ripple.

Another option if want the fastest drive for editing...
use a software like RamDrive...
and use 18GB or whatever to create a Virtual RAM Drive... that goes faster than 5000MB/s
Old 26th December 2010
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I personally use a 256GB Crucial C300 Real SSD and I cant speak highly enough about them.
Old 26th December 2010
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cool looking into the revodrive. On the giga x58 board i have posted. There are 2 16x pci-e slots and 2 8x slots. However 16(1) shares with 8(1) and same with 16(2) 8(2). Since my video card will take 16(1) should I only use 1 revodrive in 16(2) for my PT sessions. Maybe get the SSD SLC for my w7 boot?
Old 27th December 2010
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looks like a lot of the revo drives x4. Also looks like you can't boot from them yet, as the mobo's don't support it. "Goldmember" are you using a revo drive with that mobo? I like the mobo might just get that instead of the giga one. Now looking at a SLC for boot drive and revo drive for PT sessions.
Old 27th December 2010
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also goldmember or others any interesting computer case ideas for recording? Silent and quiet...
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