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Old November 4, 2008, 12:53 PM
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Well I just got home from computer store with drum roll please..

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Cooler Master Z600 (Best they had and did not want to wait)
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Mushkin xp2-8500

All for just under $800 bucks out the door.. now let the fun begin!!!!
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Old November 4, 2008, 12:56 PM
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I already have a question. Which of the 2 SATA controllers should I use? The Silicon Image one or the other?
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Old November 4, 2008, 02:25 PM
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Hmm I just plugged my HD into the Sata # 1 port and that was it....are you going to be using Raid or just a single drive.
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Old November 4, 2008, 03:11 PM
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Was going to do Raid 0 with my 2 drives
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Old November 4, 2008, 03:39 PM
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I would use the Included Marvel Raid Controller and Driver unless you want to upgrade the driver right away. the current version on the ASUS site is 1.2.0.60
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Old November 4, 2008, 04:18 PM
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So the Marvell is the one with 6 plugs or the one with 2 plugs? Looks like this boad has one that is Silicon Image and one the is the Intel chipset.
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