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Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by spit051261, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. spit051261

    spit051261 Member

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    Hi all .
    I am new to this but already hooked and just finished my second build as follows.
    i9- 9900K
    Rog Strix RX5700XT,
    Rog Maximus Code XI MOBO
    2 x 27 inch Samsung 144Hz curved screen monitors
    4 X 8Gb LPX 3200
    2 x 500GB Evo 970 Plus NVMe Raid 0 ( OS)
    2 X Evo 860 500Gb Raid 0
    1 X 1 Gb WD Blue 7200 HDD.
    Corsair HX1200 PS
    Crystal 680X Case
    A 360 water cooler and lots of RGB fans.

    Looking forward to getting to know people here and having a good chat about computers.
    Paul
    Here is a pic and hope you like.
    Not too bad for my second go.
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    Nice build.

    Too much RGB for me. I prefer the black stealth approach.

    raid 0 for SSDs seems a bit of waste... but it’s your money! :p
     
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    Welcome to OCAU.

    Nice setup, to much RGB for my liking. GPU mounted vertical looks the business :thumbup:
     
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    When the 2 NVMe's in Raid 0 with the OS on are running at 2.5 Gb/s that's a good enough reason.
    I actually had to mount it like that for the cooling.
    It started to heat up the other way and runs much cooler this way.
     
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    But why...? :Paranoid::lol:
     
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    Because it runs faster , boots faster , pages load faster.....lots of reasons.
    I suppose I would have been better off using a WD HDD running at 100 Mb/s for Windows.
    I can also transfer Gb files almost instantaneously but I am a newbie so what to I know
     
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    I’m with you, I got two m2 ssd in Raid0 in my laptop... because you can never have too much hdd speed :)
     
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    Too right ;)
     
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    Hi! Welcome to OCAU. :)
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Many of us don't care about the money :p

    Welcome OP.
     
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    It's not that I don't care about money and I would rather spend it on my ZX10R but unfortunately , I have been bitten by this bug,
    Going to add another EVO 860 to the other 2 in RAID 0 and see if three drives can increase it further.
     
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    It is a "computer" after all so switching all the RGB off is pretty easy if that's what rocks your boat :lol:
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    First and last mistake :lol:

    But you will be on familiar territory with the folks around here also.
     
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    Just put the other EVO 860 with the other 2 in RAID O and it sure has speeded them up.
    The first volume is 2 x EVO 970 Plus M.2 NVMe.
    Second is 3 x EVO 860 SSD
    Third is 2 x WD 1Tb 7200 HDD
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    Wow what a beast!
     
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    Not really new .
    I haven't really bothered with building the things so this being my second one , I am new to this side of things.
    I obviously have some idea how they work but I am sure I will get help here when I need it .
    The forum looks like a good place and I plan on sticking around for a while
     
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    Here is my weapon of choice for striping and it's so easy .
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    I reckon you should set the LEDSs to match the led on the graphics card no need to switch them off. Just have it the one colour scheme rather then a kaleidoscope of colours.

    Also I think what people are trying to say in regarding to the hard drives in raid 0 there is no need too, its a bit ott for the price to perfomance ratio. However I wouldnt argue against more speed just nice to know you have it.
     
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    Like this ?
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