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    ROG Enthusiast Array GhostWorks PC Specs
    GhostWorks PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Rampage VI Extreme (1704)
    ProcessorIntel Core i9 9900X 10-Core 2066
    Memory (part number)4 x 16GB CMD64GX4M4B3000C15
    Graphics Card #1Asus Strix RTX2080 O8G
    Sound CardSound Blaster X7
    MonitorLG 34UM95
    Storage #1Intel Optane 900p 280GB
    Storage #2Asus Hyper x16 M.2 4 x 512GB Evo 970
    CPU CoolerAsus Ryujin 360
    CaseCORSAIR 900D CC-9011022-WW
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1500i
    Keyboard Logitech G19 + G13
    Mouse Logitech G903
    Mouse Pad Logitech G Powerplay
    Headset/Speakers Logitech z906
    OS Windows 10 Pro
    Network RouterUbiquiti Gateway Pro
    Accessory #1 Tobii Eye Traker
    Accessory #2 Asus Front Panel OC
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    Oct 2015

    R6E vs WS x299 Sage/10G

    I'm looking to buying either the R6E or the new Sage/10G

    Ideally a good 10G network as got US-XG-16 switch in place for the R6E using the 10G network or Dual 10G with the Sage/10G

    I heard the R6E has some 10G issue with the chipset used on the board...

    Other things will be is a

    280Gb Optane 900p for system drive
    Asus Hyper x16 with 4 x Samsung Evo 970 500Gb in raid0, hoping a Vroc key will work for Game drive
    1 x Nvidia Strix RTX2080

    Since the Sage/10G is using an intel chipset for the Dual 10Gbe and is a newer board would be more beneficial for myself
    Corsair 900D

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array G75rog PC Specs
    G75rog PC Specs
    MotherboardR VI Apex
    Memory (part number)64GB Gskill Trident Z
    Graphics Card #1AMD Radeon VII
    Graphics Card #2Waste of PCI lanes in NVME environment
    Sound CardStock
    MonitorLG 34" Ultra Wide3440x1440
    Storage #14ea 960 Pro 2TB, 2ea 970 Evo 2TB
    Storage #21ea 960 Pro 1 TB, 1ea 970 Pro 1TB
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X62
    CaseCorsair 800D
    Power SupplyNZXT Hale 90 1200W
    Keyboard Logitech G910
    Mouse Razer Ouroboros
    OS W10 64 1809
    Network RouterNetgear R9000 + 4ea R9000 AP's
    Accessory #1 Hyper M.2 X16
    Accessory #2 10GB network
    Accessory #3 2 10GB Asustor NAS

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    Jan 2013

    My Apex uses the same 10G chip in my Asus Areion card as the R6E has. Aquantia is actively improving the drivers and it runs well.

    I suggest you download the Sage manual and closely study your Raid options. In my testing 4 Samsungs in a Hyper X16 were only usable in a Win 10 array even with a Vroc key installed.

    I use 1TB 960 Pro and 970 Pro for the dual OS drives to make use of their insanely fast read and writes. Also opted to run the Hyper X16 with 4 960 Pro 2TBs as Individual drives with 3500 MBs read and 2100 MBs writes. Inter drive transfers run 1.8 GBs while transfers to the Asustor 10G NAS run 1 GBs.

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