Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    2

    Need advice on build

    [FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker

    Mobo: Rampage IV Formula

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K

    Cooler: CORSAIR H100

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

    EVGA Signature 04G-P4-2692-KR GeForce GTX 690

    Memory: (2)SAMSUNG 830 Series 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive in raid 0 and a Western Digital 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    all powered by CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W (I think 850w is enough but not sure maybe to much)

    I need to know if all this will work together and what i should change


    I plan on useing the ssd to hold my os and all my games and the hdd to hold all my music and other documents.

    I might go with Rampage IV Extreme if it will fit in the case
    Last edited by killerofd3ath; 10-01-2012 at 04:21 AM.

  2. #2
    iron man Array kkn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Reputation
    243
    Posts
    6,112

    ssd's- one for OS and one for games are my recomendations.

  3. #3
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    2

    So i should get rid of the hdd and just use the ssds

  4. #4
    ROG Court Jester Array Nackers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Reputation
    282
    Posts
    871

    Hi mate, keep the HDD, I'm not keen on the raidO with the ssds their fast enough as they are and If one dies you lose everything maybe raid 1, BUT As kkn says I'd go one ssd for os music etc and one for games, keep them both about 50% usage they start to degrade over 70% and hdd for backups in case to worse should happen.

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    221

    Quote Originally Posted by killerofd3ath View Post
    So i should get rid of the hdd and just use the ssds
    My understanding is that for RAID 0 to support TRIM, you need an Ivy Bridge chipset. So an SSD RAID 0 on X79, could lead to degraded performance. I am not certain about this, but pretty sure I saw that somewhere.

  6. #6
    Here is my ROG title Array Granger PC Specs
    Granger PC Specs
    MotherboardCrosshair Formula V
    ProcessorPhenom II 1100T
    Memory (part number)G-Skill RipjawsX 2x4Gb@1838Mhz
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire HD7970 OC VaporX
    MonitorSamsung Syncmaster 2253LW + 2 Packard Bell 19.5" vga
    Storage #1Samsung SSD 850EVO 250gb
    Storage #2250gb SSD + 4 HD 3Tb total + NAS 3Tb
    CPU CoolerSwiftech custom loop
    CaseCoolerMaster HAF 932 modified
    Power SupplyCoolermaster SilentPro Hybrid 1300W
    Keyboard Razer Black Widow Ultimate
    Mouse Razer Ourobouros
    Headset Razer Tiamat 7.1
    Mouse Pad Razer Exact Mat
    OS Windows 10
    Network RouterISP provided (Free)
    Accessory #1 Razer Hydra
    Accessory #2 Madcatz Arcade Fightstick
    Accessory #3 Belkin n52te
    Granger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Reputation
    25
    Posts
    419

    Don't know what the price difference would be, but for the SSD's the Corsair Pro series doesn't need trim as its controlled by the firmware of the SSD (read write times are slower than other SSD's but its still pretty damn fast )


  7. #7
    ROG Enthusiast Array Razorbak86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    58

    Quote Originally Posted by killerofd3ath View Post
    [FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]

    Mobo: Rampage IV Formula

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K

    Cooler: CORSAIR H100

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

    EVGA Signature 04G-P4-2692-KR GeForce GTX 690

    Memory: (2)SAMSUNG 830 Series 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive in raid 0 and a Western Digital 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    all powered by CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W (I think 850w is enough but not sure maybe to much)
    I think you should plan to use a larger power supply. Although 850W may be sufficient in a real world application, the Asus Power Supply Wattage Calculator suggests that it will be very tight.

    http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx?SLanguage=en

    If I were you, I would go with the Seasonic 1000W Platinum for additional headroom and maximum efficiency, and NewEgg has it on sale for 15% off until 10/6. (I've been eyeing that model for my build as well.)

    Food for thought.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •