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Old July 19, 2008, 08:25 PM
tzetsin tzetsin is offline
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Try to stay away from PCI raid cards in general, If your looking for raid 5, your looking for drive performance over 3 drives, just ONE modern 7200rpm hard drive will saturate a pci bus. they typically max out at between 100-110 mb/s. A modern hard drive will do between 80 and 100 mb/s, 3 in raid 5 might get you 160mb/s raid 0 will get you more. I would suggest at least a PCIE 4x card so you dont max out the bandwith and loose the speed you were hoping to gain.

vista 64 on these rigs
Q9450 @ 3.5Ghz | E8400 @ 4.2Ghz
8gb Muskin Redline. | 2gb Kingston Hyperx
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EVGA 780i FTW ----\--||___||--/---- EVGA 780i SLI
Antec TP Quatro 1000W \ :==^==: / Antec TP Quatro 850W.
Nvidia 9800 GX2 X 2 SLI \|--o--|/ Nvidia 8800 GTS X 2 SLI
1X 500GB Western Digital. \_____/ 3X 150GB WD RAPTOR RAID-0
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