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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    can't raising volts...


    Wait, what do you do to Volts when your overclocking? Do you need to add more volts the higher you go, or what? I don't wanna **** up a 2600k. That would suck balls so hard and I would kill you.
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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    Okay guys, final build, hopefully if I'm lucky... :tongue.gif:


    Casing: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red White Finish w/Red Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    I will be running dual cards, SLI.

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

    Fan for Overclocking the CPU: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    CD/DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 1 User, 64-bit

    PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply


    Other Addons:

    Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

    Mouse: RAZER Mamba Black 7 Buttons USB Laser Gaming Mouse - Dual Mode Wired/Wireless Functionality

    Camera: IMC ZB3005 2.0 M Effective Pixels USB 2.0 WebCam with Mic

    Headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless Headset Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with Bluetooth

    Surge Protector: BELKIN BE112230-08 8 Feet 12 Outlets 3780 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone and Coaxial Protection

    First game :wink.gif: : Brink for PC
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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    I almost am about to buy it...

    Hm...


    Next I'm gonna come back asking how to Overclock guys, be ready. :wink.gif:

    I just kinda wish the Noctua lit up. :wink.gif:



    Btw, coolant is what I meant.

    I heard about a computer using liquid nitrogen, I was also like, 'Whattt!?!? Das gotta be da **** man! Some kinda server coolant, boy!"

    ^Lol^
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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    Quote from Satharis »
    Quote from zuned1 »

    Um... This fan.Noctua Nh-D14, and it says...
    NT-H1 Thermal Compound Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a well proven pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability.

    Is that on there already?

    Yes, that's just them showing off their fancy thermal compound that is pre-applied already i guess, it'l be pretty obvious when you get the fan if there's thermal compound on it, it's like a white or gray-ish putty on a little metal square at the base.

    Quote from zuned1 »

    Oh, I'm still saying, some kinda thermal compound that would be colder than typically liquids and stuff... Nevermind.

    It isn't cold at all, it just has very little thermal resistance, aka it means heat goes through it really easy, easier then air. Without thermal compound the heat doesn't transfer to the heat sinks fast enough, so your CPU overheats and fries itself. The stuff actually gets really hot, not that you'd ever see it or touch it or anything.

    Quote from zuned1 »

    Okay, but he said that fan would work with it... _j03_, come back!! :sad.gif:

    Sorry i forgot to mention that 1155 sockets fit 1156 fans, the mounting brackets are the same as far as i know. Most fans list both of them though, so when you said that it didn't list it, i figured that meant it didn't fit 1156 either. It says it does though, so it should fit fine.


    Alright. Well, most of that was alright.

    But when I said thermal compound, I just meant some liquid through a tube that makes stuff colder than usual.

    Alright, sweet.


    Well, thanks. I guess I just need to make sure stuff is alright, and check it with my dad. And stuff... Last minute thangs.

    Any comments about the accesories? Any tips for a camera, mic, the headset, anything?
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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    Quote from Satharis »
    Quote from zuned1 »

    He gave me the name of this fan, and it uses some kinda liquid. I also want to know if its CPU mounted or case mounted, but I think it said CPU.

    Well Corsair does sell a small radiator + CPU cooler that alot of people use, it could be that, but I'd have to see a link to be sure(though, referring to below, i think you're just getting a regular air fan mixed up with liquid cooling.)

    Um... This fan.Noctua Nh-D14, and it says...
    NT-H1 Thermal Compound Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a well proven pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability.

    Is that on there already?

    Quote from Satharis »
    Quote from zuned1 »

    Quoted from Neweggs description:
    NT-H1 Thermal Compound Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a well proven pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability

    Not nitrogen, I just don't know what liquid it is, but if I do need a liquid, would I need refills or no? Or am I mental?

    I think you're getting a bit mixed up here, thermal compound(thermal grease) is sort of like putty, it's a ceramic or silicone paste that you put a little dab on, on a heat plate that's on the bottom of the fan, it basically touches the top of the CPU, and the thermal paste causes the heat from the CPU to transfer into the plate and onto the heat sinks, which then gets dissipated with the actual fan. It's sort of like a car, as i said it comes pre-applied on the bottom of a stock CPU fans, it usually has a little plastic cover over it to protect it until you set it atop the CPU.

    Oh, I'm still saying, some kinda thermal compound that would be colder than typically liquids and stuff... Nevermind.

    Quote from Satharis »
    Quote from zuned1 »

    I know they have a fan, but I'm getting the i7-2600k, which I have decided to then overclock, but the amount of heat it generates would need a more advanced fan. Also, it uses an LGA1155 slot, and if it doesn't, I need to completely re-research my computer.

    Sandy bridge CPU's use 1155 yes, I was saying if the fan says it isn't made for that slot, the mounting bracket won't fit, all of them are different sizes. On that note you don't NEED an aftermarket fan to overclock a CPU, the i7 especially overclocks well with it's stock fan.


    Okay, but he said that fan would work with it... _j03_, come back!! :sad.gif:

    Quote from Satharis »
    Quote from zuned1 »

    I meant some liquid that is cold.

    I think what i said above answered this bit.

    Nevermind.
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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    Quote from Satharis »
    Quote from zuned1 »

    Alright. My only problem then is that I need to learn to install a fan. :sleep.gif: Where would I install it? Onto the CPU, or what? Just inside the case?

    Didn't really read the whole thread since its a buncha half a page posts, fan for what?

    He gave me the name of this fan, and it uses some kinda liquid. I also want to know if its CPU mounted or case mounted, but I think it said CPU.
    Quote from Satharis »
    Quote from zuned1 »

    Also, the fan seems to be liquid cooled. Water, or what? I think I read that it was liquid nitrogen, or something expensive of the sort.

    Fans aren't liquid cooled, fans are a source of cooling for parts, or the inside of the case. Liquid cooling uses coolant and uses a seperate pump system to go between each part. Case fans just circulate air inside the case, fans on hardware actually draw heat off the part into the case. Liquid nitrogren is only used by people modding to try and see how cool they can get their system, you'll never find a normal coolant system using liquid nitrogen, that'd be dangerous and really expensive.

    Quoted from Neweggs description:
    NT-H1 Thermal Compound Noctua's much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a well proven pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability

    Not nitrogen, I just don't know what liquid it is, but if I do need a liquid, would I need refills or no? Or am I mental?

    Quote from Satharis »
    Quote from zuned1 »

    Edit: Reading it closely, I now notice it says its compatible with LGA1156 sockets, but not LGA1155, which is what the 2600k uses.

    I'm starting to think you're talking about a CPU fan, you don't need an aftermarket CPU fan unless you want one, CPU's automatically come with a fan in the packaging. You usually have to install them though, thats as simple as just sticking it on though. If it doesn't say it fits the right socket, it won't fit.

    I know they have a fan, but I'm getting the i7-2600k, which I have decided to then overclock, but the amount of heat it generates would need a more advanced fan. Also, it uses an LGA1155 slot, and if it doesn't, I need to completely re-research my computer.

    Quote from Satharis »
    Quote from zuned1 »

    Also, it does use thermal compound. Will it work without it, or what?
    CPU's basically super explode without thermal compound, it comes pre-applied on the CPU stock fan, aftermarket fans you have to buy it yourself and put a bit on before you attach it.


    I meant some liquid that is cold.
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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    Quote from _j03_ »
    Quote from zuned1 »
    Oh, really? No damage? If so, I guess I'll get the K-series. But is this word-of-mouth, or personal experience? If its personal, how many fans? That fan there, though, that says it uses thermal compound, or liquid in addition to fan. Would my cases fans+the CPU fan be able to keep it safe?
    As for the P67, I'd need that for overclock?

    No damage can be done to the cpu unless you use ridiculously high voltages, which will then fry your cpu. So just as long as the temps are fine then is the cpu too.
    And no it's not personal, I haven't got that kind of money :sad.gif: :biggrin.gif: But this is well known fact, I've seen a lot of guys running i7-2600k with that cooler 5Ghz or above. i7-2600k will go 4 - 4,5Ghz easily atleast with noctua nh-d14. After that it starts to also depend about your ram quality etc. So you will get atleast 4,5Ghz with it but above that it will come more and more tricky.
    This everything is just extra though. Even at normal clocks it is very very powerful cpu. After overclocking, it's ridiculously powerful cpu...


    Quote from zuned1 »
    I know it would work with one, what I'm asking is if SLI is a software based thing or... I heard that a game requires support for dual cards. That if you don't have a working game, then you'll only use one card. Is that true, or does your computer treat it like 1 card? Or am I just mental and need to read more, and use more than one source?

    Again, is this a personal experience thing, or no? I heard that the voltage (or Amps, I might be wrong) must be 30v (each card uses 15 or something?). Or something, it just needs to support more than one card.

    The PSU... The P67 is an ATX, will an ATX12V work too? Also, if its 12V, will 2 GPUs be supported?

    To run two graphics cards in SLI, you just put them to the pci-e x16 ports and connect the SLI bridge or whatever it is. It comes with the GPU's. Look at this picture, it's between the two cards: http://www.hafeezcentre.pk/ads_images/1294393307_su82/hc129948187465.jpg
    It's simple as that.

    And yes, a minor amount of games might not support SLI. But I don't really know any these days games that wouldn't support it. And even if it won't, it will just use one of them so you don't need to plug off one of the cards I think.

    Every brand name power supply above 700W will surely run it, don't stress about it. Even lower wattage ones should. But this is why you shouldn't buy cheap ones, the amps might be very strangely and the promised wattages totally ********.

    ATX is just size standard, you're thinking it too complicately :tongue.gif: It means that P67 ATX mobo will fit in ATX size case and ATX power supply will fit in ATX case.


    Alright. My only problem then is that I need to learn to install a fan. :sleep.gif: Where would I install it? Onto the CPU, or what? Just inside the case?

    Also, the fan seems to be liquid cooled. Water, or what? I think I read that it was liquid nitrogen, or something expensive of the sort.

    Alright. I see the SLI there. I thought it was the Mobo in the background... XD
    Even if it isn't supported, then it should work fine. Still a good GPU.

    I probably am thinking overcomplicated...

    Edit: Reading it closely, I now notice it says its compatible with LGA1156 sockets, but not LGA1155, which is what the 2600k uses.

    Also, it does use thermal compound. Will it work without it, or what?
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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    Quote from _j03_ »
    Quote from zuned1 »
    -self-snip-

    i7-2600k can be overclocked to max (over 5Ghz) with air, though you need cooler like noctua nh-d14.
    Also, you don't need P67 mobo if you're getting the normal i7 2600.

    Are you getting two of those GPU's like I suggested or just one?

    SLI means multiple GPU configuration. The mobo will work with only one too, of course.

    Newegg is full of sli/crossfire ready power supplies, so just get something better brand name one. The sli/crossfire is just there to say that it can handle the load of multiple graphics cards. Even if some brand name 600W+ power supply wouldn't have that reading on it's specs, it don't mean that it can't handle it.

    Take this PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022&cm_re=corsair_tx-_-17-139-022-_-Product


    Oh, really? No damage? If so, I guess I'll get the K-series. But is this word-of-mouth, or personal experience? If its personal, how many fans? That fan there, though, that says it uses thermal compound, or liquid in addition to fan. Would my cases fans+the CPU fan be able to keep it safe?
    As for the P67, I'd need that for overclock?

    Yeah, 2 of 'em. I checked, your right. They would be more powerful.

    I know it would work with one, what I'm asking is if SLI is a software based thing or... I heard that a game requires support for dual cards. That if you don't have a working game, then you'll only use one card. Is that true, or does your computer treat it like 1 card? Or am I just mental and need to read more, and use more than one source?

    Again, is this a personal experience thing, or no? I heard that the voltage (or Amps, I might be wrong) must be 30v (each card uses 15 or something?). Or something, it just needs to support more than one card.

    The PSU... The P67 is an ATX, will an ATX12V work too? Also, if its 12V, will 2 GPUs be supported?


    Btw, while we're talking, I wanna say thanks! I've always considered myself knowledgeable on computers, but being confronted with these new things and new terms (SLI, Power supply, actual GPU knowledge) has really made me both learn new things, and become confused. I owe you for helping, because somehow my knowledge of technology has surpassed that of my fathers.
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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    Okay, taking some suggestions from you guys, I've changed the setup and still made it meet my requirements.

    I need around 6 SATA ports, because I'm inheriting my dad's old old WD harddrives. I would just sell them, but it's 3 75GB @ 10,000RPM. And a [email protected] The SSD is just for games and OS. And one more for later expansion. The big harddrive is space, and the 75GBs are gonna be for... some... thing...? Should I sell 'em? Where could I sell 'em?


    Casing: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red White Finish w/Red Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
    For those who said to get the K-series, I don't think I will... Its a bit more expensive, and to overclock would also require a better cooling system, like liquid, and I don't think I want something that complicated. I'm fine with that, I'll just upgrade in a few years. :tongue.gif:

    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    It features SLI support. However, doesn't a game need support for SLI, or no? Does the computer treat it as one graphics card?

    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    CD/DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 1 User, 64-bit

    PSU: XCLIO Goodpower 750W 750W ATX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    This was the best SLI Ready/ATX PSU I could get. You need higher Watts for an SLI system, and the rest of the system isn't exactly the most modest.


    Other Addons:

    Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

    Mouse: RAZER Mamba Black 7 Buttons USB Laser Gaming Mouse - Dual Mode Wired/Wireless Functionality

    Camera: IMC ZB3005 2.0 M Effective Pixels USB 2.0 WebCam with Mic

    Headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless Headset Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with Bluetooth

    Surge Protector: BELKIN BE112230-08 8 Feet 12 Outlets 3780 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone and Coaxial Protection

    First game :wink.gif: : Brink for PC
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    posted a message on Rawr, I wanna build a compy!
    For those of you who know I like Macs, no. I won't be getting another. I've grown sick of certain parts and have decided that it will be my everyday casual. Instead, I've decided to build a computer! Windows, for that matter. Anyway... I don't really know too much about building them, since it will be my first build. So that stinks. Either way...

    I am getting everything off of Newegg, because my dad said to get everything off one website would be easier. I agree.

    My budget is around 2500$, which is what I have come out to after adding in some nice technology. He is giving me 1500, I am contributing 800 and will be paying for whatever else I want/need.

    On to the specs!

    EDIT: New specs here!

    Casing:
    Thermaltake VL200L1W2Z NVIDIA Edition Black and Green Lining ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case w/ 2x 120mm Fan (Front & Rear), 1x Front Colorshift LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top Colorshift LED 200mm Fan, 1x Side Colorshift LED 230mm fan & 1x Delta

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600

    GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Mobo: MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    RAM: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

    Harddrive: Corsair Performance 3 Series CSSD-P3128GB2-BRKT 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    In addition, I am using my dad's old 3x75GB 10,000RPM HDDs and his [email protected],200RPM.

    PSU: XCLIO STABLEPOWER 1000W 1000W ATX CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

    Disc-Reader: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 1 User, 64-bit



    Thats the hardware side... I can't really tell, I've tried checking, but are there any incompatibilities between PSU and other things? Or Mobo compatibility? I have checked, and I should be fine with GPU, CPU, RAM, Harddrives... That stuff. Also, should I get a sound card? This one has built in sound, but will it sound okay? I will be using headphones... Listed below.

    Accesories! Woot, Accesorization!

    Keyboard: RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard

    Mouse: RAZER Mamba Black 7 Buttons USB Laser Gaming Mouse - Dual Mode Wired/Wireless Functionality

    Headphones: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless Headset Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with Bluetooth



    I do check these things for compatibility, but are there any suggestions? Maybe an incompatibility? I think the PSU might be wrong, but it was the best wattage I could get for an ATX motherboard.

    Any ideas, suggestions, etc.? Will this run1?!?


    Btw, the total price of the cart, full of all that junk, totaled $2,364.88. Building computers IS cheap!
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    posted a message on H-HDD = Hybrid Hard Disk Drives? What?
    Quote from HonestFlames »
    Velociraptors come in 2.5" and 3.5" versions. They don't run enormously hot at all, so there's no issues with cooling. Throughput is obviously fairly good but seek times are much reduced compared to regular 7200RPM drives.

    Performance on random seeks falls far short of what an SSD can achieve, but it fills a little gap in the price/performance/capacity stakes.

    People are fond of sitting two 'raptors in a RAID0 stripe for extra performance. 600GB of very fast storage for only ~£220 is fairly attractive.


    Definitely.
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    posted a message on H-HDD = Hybrid Hard Disk Drives? What?
    Quote from CosmicSpore »
    Why do you not want a Hybrid HDD anymore, just because you can't use both drives separately? You only "lose" like 4GB, in that respect...

    You still get the performance boost of having a Solid State, while also having the capacity of an HDD.

    There are a couple of issues with H-HDDs, like inability to restore data if your drive fails (and you can't guarantee that when a regular drive fails, anyway)... also a little less 'lifetime' because the HDD part uses up more spin-ups than a typical HDD... but if you're already wanting a new Laptop, then I doubt you'll be worried about either of those things.

    But Hybrid HDDs aren't exactly what you thought they were. They are not 2-drives-in-1.
    They are regular HDD's that use their own dedicated "RAM". This RAM is actually a 'small' Solid State drive in most of the newer models. This benefits the HDD by allowing it the speeds of a Solid State drive for often-accessed data, but it can backup data to an HDD once the RAM is full. As well, the RAM is solid state, so turning off your computer doesn't cause it to lose data... so your OS will be run on the Solid State, giving it the full performance speed of a solid state drive.

    It's got a couple of Cons, and a lot of pros... If you only have 1 drive, and need a performance boost, I think your money might be spent well on an H-HDD... that is, if you aren't looking to already buy another laptop. (Although, you could still use the H-HDD if you did buy a new one... another pro).


    Well, yeah... See, this is why I ask about these things first. :biggrin.gif:

    Okay. Thanks for clearing that up then!

    Btw, the laptop isn't mine yet. I'm thinking of just taking this old Alienware my dad has (From the Glory days of Alienware, of course...) and sprucing it up. I did want to build my own computer, and since I would have to replace the PSU, (It fried when I recently tried to start it up... The heck...) and god knows what else, (ATI FireGL 7900. Thats terrible, but back in the day it was godly. (This stuff is all from like, 2002. Or something.)) I might as well just use that. It's easier than buying a new cooling system, plus the everything else... It already has:

    3xFans, that work pretty well I guess. It's not too hot a computer.
    Quad-Core Intel 3.4Ghz (Direct model unknown)
    2GB DDR3 RAM, unknown Mhz
    4x75GB HDDs
    Soundcard
    Motherboard, which would consume me the most...
    2 or 3 PCI ports...


    Alright, irregardless of its flaws, with a not-so-simple PSU replacement, a new Nvidia GTX 500 series, (I dunno yet.) and some disk-defrag/OS upgrade... (I dunno, man. Windows XP is nice, but I think I'd like some more modern OS, in addition to XP.)

    Basically, minor upgrades.


    @HonestFlames

    A Velociraptor? Oh, sounds vicious! :biggrin.gif:

    EDIT: Wow. Thats a lot of spinning going on.

    Although, A) wouldn't this generate a lot of heat? :cool.gif: whats the actual read/write? Comparing it to an SSD requires actual read/writes, and also, I dunno if it would it in the laptop.
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    posted a message on H-HDD = Hybrid Hard Disk Drives? What?
    Quote from HonestFlames »
    I don't know where you would source one, but I can answer one question you have:

    You don't get to see 2 drives, so you can't select which files go where. The drive itself decides what files to keep in flash and what files go to the HD. Most often accessed files will be held on the faster flash portion of the drive.

    I don't think the idea is going to catch on, as these hybrid drives are almost obsolete before they have a chance to become popular. They're perfect for laptop owners who want the speed of an SSD but the mass storage value of a traditional HD, but most laptop buyers don't really care. They generally just like the "bigger gigabytes".


    Oh.

    Damn.

    Well, thanks.

    I did find one, but it only had a 500GB model and a maximum.. 4GB SSD.

    Hm. I would get a desktop but I'm rarely, like, at home... That's why a laptop is good... And stuff... :sad.gif:

    Is there by chance a laptop with support for two hard drives?
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    posted a message on Linux: Whats your flavor
    See, this is why I never really got into Linux... :sad.gif:

    Too many goddamn flavors.

    I tried Ubuntu, because it just had the name value to me, but I didn't like it too much. It might have been the fact that when partitioning my drive, I did only allocate, like... 20GB to it. XD

    I don't remember my version, but it was pretty good. Maybe it's gotten better, but...

    I liked it, but more as a toy than a tool.
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    posted a message on H-HDD = Hybrid Hard Disk Drives? What?
    Okay. H-HDD.

    [I think] It stands for Hybrid-Hard Disk Drive. Basically, its a hard-disk drive and a solid-state drive in the same computer. No... Casing? I have no idea what its called. But what I do know...

    A) The convenience of a hard-disk drive and a solid-state in one simple casing.

    :cool.gif: Useful when you only have one hard-drive port. (SATA, I believe.)

    Basically. I want to purchase one, but I can't seem to find a good one. I searched places like Newegg, I Googled, but there were no particularly good ones. (500GB hard-disk, 4GB solid-state.)

    However, I want to get a new laptop, and because...

    A) Pure solid-state drives at high capacities are too expensive (I want around 500GB, that's my current and it's fine, but too expensive)

    :cool.gif: HDDs feel too slow to me... (I'm a perfectionist... I need the best performance I can find! :biggrin.gif:)

    C) Laptops, typically, and in my model, only support one hard-drive. But I want the mixture, as stated before...

    D) The supplier SSD prices are frickin' overpriced... (I can't find them when I customize it, or it costs almost as much or more than the base laptop did.


    I was just wondering, where are some good Hybrids? Also, a question about them...
    Do I select what files go on what drive, or is that an automatic thing? I heard it was automatic.

    I would prefer something around the 500GB range, with a fair solid-state. Throw them at me, regardless of price. :biggrin.gif: (Because that seems to me that it makes me seem lazy, I am looking for drives myself. As well as finding out compatibility.(The hard-drives size, casing, that stuff...))

    I will post those requirements for.. Fitting? I dunno. I'm pretty sure there are certain compatibility things with attaching them and size. I'll get back with that...
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