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    New Rig

    Building a new rig curious what you guys think? Any suggestions?
    I have two questions I was planning on putting the OS on the 250gb HD and using the 750gb as storage for doing my video editing and such. My question is would it be a better idea to get say 2x500gb HD and put them in Raid 0?
    Also is the power supply adequate enough for this system?

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window

    LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20

    Microsoft SideWinder X5 6LA-00004S Black Wired Laser Mouse

    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P ATX Intel Motherboard

    Acer X233Hbid Black 23" 5ms Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor

    CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

    Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders

    SPARKLE GeForce 9600 GT SX96GT2048D2-HP Video Card

    Symantec Norton Internet Security Suite 2009 System Builder

    G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1100 (PC2 8800) Quad Kit

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor

    Saitek PK02 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Eclipse II Keyboard

    Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive/for OS install

    LG Black 6X Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive SATA Model GGW-H20LK

    Verbatim 25GB 2X BD-R(Blu-ray) Single Branded Disc

    Grand Total: $1,624.85
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    System and PSU look good.

    I think for video editing you want the 2 drives separate. Not really a video editing guy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    System and PSU look good.

    I think for video editing you want the 2 drives separate. Not really a video editing guy though.
    Thats what I was always told but I'm no expert. Thanks for the quick response I plan on ordering tonight.

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    I wouldn't put anything with Norton or Symantec near or on my system.. also might want to get the Eclipse II keyboard its got more colors and more features

    For the HDD I'd get a 74gig raptor for speed and perhaps a 1T for storage later on. Your going to bottle neck the system with that slower 750Gig drive..seen that with my current build. You will be happier with the Raptor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    I wouldn't put anything with Norton or Symantec near or on my system.. also might want to get the Eclipse II keyboard its got more colors and more features

    For the HDD I'd get a 74gig raptor for speed and perhaps a 1T for storage later on. Your going to bottle neck the system with that slower 750Gig drive..seen that with my current build. You will be happier with the Raptor
    the 74gigs only come with a 1.5gb/s sata interface though correct?
    Would that be noticeably faster than the 7200rpm w/32mb cache and the 3.0gb/s interface vs the 16mb cache and the 1.5gb/s sata interface of the raptor?

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    The raptor is a little faster, but if you need the storage room your better off going witht eh 250 and 750, tho if 74 gigs is enough then the raptor and the 750 would work out nice too.

    The the drive you can run the OS on the better, but no matter what the hard drives will be a bottle neck.

    Also the 1TB Hitachi drives are quite fast.

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    from what i have read, have 2 seperate drives so one can read and one can write, should be faster for video work IMO.

    and plenty of HDD space as well

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    very nice build

    video editing raptor or the velociraptor
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    ok what about one of the combinations listed below:

    74 gb raptor 10rpm 16mb 1.5 sata for OS only
    & a 750 gb 32mb 7200rpm 3.0 sata for storage

    or

    300gb raptor 10rpm 16mb 3.0 sata to run all

    or

    2 640gb 7200rpm 32mb 3.0 sata drives in raid array to run all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron203 View Post
    ok what about one of the combinations listed below:

    74 gb raptor 10rpm 16mb 1.5 sata for OS only
    & a 750 gb 32mb 7200rpm 3.0 sata for storage

    or

    300gb raptor 10rpm 16mb 3.0 sata to run all

    or

    2 640gb 7200rpm 32mb 3.0 sata drives in raid array to run all
    I'd go with the first setup..thats how I do it. 74gigs is plenty for the os and a few games and apps.

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    If you buy and install Norton, you might as well just stab yourself in the editing hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    If you buy and install Norton, you might as well just stab yourself in the editing hand.
    what do you recommend?

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    The latest Norton/Symantec is suppose to be rather good.

    Avira Antivir has a free version thats lightweight too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron203 View Post
    what do you recommend?
    I recommend Avast Home Free..very light on the resources and hasn't failed me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron203 View Post
    what do you recommend?
    As much as I've loathed Symantecs products for the past several years, their latest 09 version is actually VERY light...it's about the same in resource use as the 2 current top lightweights....AntiVir and NOD32.

    Spend some time at the best "antivirus expert" forum around...Wilders Security, and you'll see the knowledgeable ones over there praise it too.

    They are back in the game with their 09 product.
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    I bought symantec anti 09 for my wife, seems better compared to my kaspersky antivirus
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    updated parts

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    ugg.. still on with symantec I see

    Might get a better video card too..I've never really seen good results from the sparkle brand.. try xfx, bfg, evga for better built cards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    ugg.. still on with symantec I see

    Might get a better video card too..I've never really seen good results from the sparkle brand.. try xfx, bfg, evga for better built cards
    So out of the ones listed which one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...127395&bop=And


    or should I get two of these to run in SLI mode and change mobos?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130395

    I would need to change to a mobo that supported SLI correct so how about one of these?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...188033&bop=And
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron203 View Post
    So out of the ones listed which one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...127395&bop=And
    out of those you gave me to pick from stay with the sparkle.. I can't see how in the world they stuck 2gigs of ram on that card..very odd specs for price thats for sure.

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