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    Default Wanting to overdo my first build...

    ....of the year.

    I need to build something for CES.

    This is where I'm at:

    680i motherboard
    Pair of 8800GTX cards
    Quad Core QX6700
    4GB of RAM
    1kW PSU
    X-Fi Elite Pro sound card

    Input?

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    Is it just to impress or is it supposed to fit in a certain category?

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    That Audigy seems out of place on that build
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    That Audigy seems out of place on that build
    Yea... a X-Fi Elite Pro will be better for a really high end PC (multimedia PC, not professional)
    A pair of 150GB Raptors X would be good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krampak View Post
    Yea... a X-Fi Elite Pro will be better for a really high end PC (multimedia PC, not professional)
    A pair of 150GB Raptors X would be good too.
    Oops. Sorry. My "sound card knowledge" is lacking. But I do know that if I used on board I'd get laughed at.

    I'll change the card to an X-Fi Elite.

    Raptor X's don't do much for me but look cool.

    The build has to impress and perform.

    This is going in the carbon fiber case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Oops. Sorry. My "sound card knowledge" is lacking. But I do know that if I used on board I'd get laughed at.

    I'll change the card to an X-Fi Elite.

    Raptor X's don't do much for me but look cool.

    The build has to impress and perform.

    This is going in the carbon fiber case.
    Get the Raptors without the window, their $50 cheaper with the still blazing
    performance
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    The build has to impress and perform.
    Well you could stack it with a drive array of something like Maxtor Atlas 15K II's or Fujitsu MAU's.

    Sure would be different than everyone else with Raptors.

    I wandered over to SR and put together a head to head of the 4 tops for you:http://www.storagereview.com/php/ben...3=279&devCnt=4
    Last edited by Spectre; 11-14-2006 at 06:03 PM.

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    Yeah, I don't want to add a SCSI card.

    I'll try to get Raptors. Just WD is such a pain. I might be able to get Seagates for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Yeah, I don't want to add a SCSI card.
    You said overdo. And everyone will have Raptors.

    Ok well then stack it with as many 750gb drives as you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    Well you could stack it with a drive array of something like Maxtor Atlas 15K II's or Fujitsu MAU's.

    Sure would be different than everyone else with Raptors.

    I wandered over to SR and put together a head to head of the 4 tops for you:http://www.storagereview.com/php/ben...3=279&devCnt=4
    Your talking Ultra 320 SCSI now,
    no comparison for the poor old SATA

    Those access times would do it for me
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