1. AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2Ghz
2. 8GB DDR3 RAM
3. 2TB on RAID 0
4. 1GB ATI Radeon HD5870
pls let me know what u guys think and pls let me know what Mobo would go well with these specs. thank u.
Although your RAID 0 will be fine, bear in mind if any data is corrupt it will be essentially gone, this is more annoying if its a system file that windows uses then there is the possibility that you won't be able to boot into windows.
2TB is a bit overkill unless you plan on installing everything you own on it :P
get 4 1TB Sata 3's if possible, if not Sata 2's and do a Raid 0+1, quickness and secure at same time.
alrite...RAID 0+1 it is. what do think about the processor and the gfx card from a gamer perspective?
and what's this talk about raid? i've never heard of that before.
[Edited by TalonKarde, 3/7/2011 8:41:01 AM]
and regarding your question about processors, the quad core series offers sligtly better speed, the fastest in that line that i know of is 3.5Ghz, also the quad cores are less expensive as everyone's hot to buy the new six core processors.
[Edited by TalonKarde, 3/7/2011 8:47:02 AM]
But here is another possible setup for HDD's.
1 60GB(ish) SSD for Windows
2 1TB Sata 3's in Raid 0. That way if something is corrupt you can easily fix it
[Edited by DABhand, 3/7/2011 12:22:42 PM]
...yes i do know u and i am too. alrite say i'm looking for an nvidia equivalent of the 5870 with approximately the same level of power consumption what would it be? and yes...i think i'll go for ur HDD config. better to be safe than sorry.
Also as to your HDD setup I agree with an SSD as the system drive but id go with a 128GB minimum, as modern OS will take almost 1\3 of your drive space on install+patches if you went with a 64 GB as suggested above. Also if your a steam user it works best on the Main drive rather than one of the storage drives. so make sure that you pick a drive that can accommodate both the OS and any steam games you might have. Also you can store game backups from steam on your storage drives as you uninstall them for space.
[Edited by Genesis985, 3/7/2011 9:12:22 PM]
thanx man. how long till the Octa-Core gets here? and what would its price band be? and yes..i'm an occasional Steam user. does RAID 0+1 sound good to u?