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CanadaRox September 25, 2009 08:46 AM

Project: Black and White
 
Another Corsair Obsidian work log!!

I ordered everything I need from NCIX and P-PCs last night, and I'll be getting the RAM from CanadaComputers when I get the NCIX order.

The general specs (you'll find out more when I get the parts :ph34r:):
i7 920 D0
6GB DDR3
XFX 4890, thanks to the HWC/NCIX contest in the summer :canadianwave:
4 x 500GB RAID 0 short stroked to 50GB each (I made myself a promise that I wouldn't buy into SSDs until i could get a good 120GB drive for ~$200)

So far all I'm going to say is that my general plan is a primarily black rig, accented with white.

silent1mezzo September 25, 2009 08:49 AM

Looking forward to seeing this build :D

CMetaphor September 25, 2009 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by CanadaRox (Post 260937)
4 x 500GB RAID 0 short stroked to 50GB each (I made myself a promise that I wouldn't buy into SSDs until i could get a good 120GB drive for ~$200)

My reasoning exactly. My setup exactly too? lol! Which drives did you get? I'm quite a fan of the new 7200.12 500Gbs from Seagate. They're whisper-quiet single-platter drives with great performance. :thumb:

Huzzah for more BIG systems! (now we just need some more multi-cpu ones, lol)

CanadaRox September 25, 2009 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by CMetaphor (Post 260940)
My reasoning exactly. My setup exactly too? lol! Which drives did you get? I'm quite a fan of the new 7200.12 500Gbs from Seagate. They're whisper-quiet single-platter drives with great performance. :thumb:

Huzzah for more BIG systems! (now we just need some more multi-cpu ones, lol)

Yep, the exact same HDDs! I have a couple in my server and they are definitely the quietest ones, run coolest and from what I've read, they are the fastest ones too.

steers September 25, 2009 10:36 AM

Slowly but surely the Obsidian is infiltrating this community :ph34r:

It sure is one hell of a case, and this is looking like quite the build indeed. You're certainly making good use of the 800D's drive bays, although I don't know how useful the hot-swapping capability will be with a striped array...

Anyway, I bid you welcome to the 800D Owner's Club :haha: Make sure to take lots of pictures!

BrainEater September 25, 2009 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by CanadaRox (Post 260937)
Another Corsair Obsidian work log!!.......

So far all I'm going to say is that my general plan is a primarily black rig, accented with white.

White sleeving looks amazing.

:thumb:

Sushi Warrior September 25, 2009 06:06 PM

Did you get Techflex sleeving? I would strongly suggest looking into either doing a double layer or getting MM sleeving. The Techflex lets lots of colour through.

CanadaRox September 25, 2009 11:19 PM

Lets just say I didn't order any sleeving, but the cabling will still be white. ;)

miggs78 September 25, 2009 11:45 PM

Nice stuff there Sir.. Definitely would like to see pics in the log, anxious actually :)

misterd September 30, 2009 09:46 AM

Can't wait, maybe it will help me fall on to the Corsair side of the fence instead of the Mountain side.


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