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Windows 7: Rampage IV Black Edition

22 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Rampage IV Black Edition

Is the below build overkill? Could I do any better and should the ssds be RAID 10 or HDDs RAID 10? Also the drives in the RAID 10 has to run in SATA II which means a bottleneck.
ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
G.SKILL RipjawsZ 64GB
EVGA 780 Ti Superclocked x2
Intel 4960X
Corsair Neutron GTX 480GB
WD Black 4tb
Notice: This is theoretical and so there is no price range.
This is a fantasy build and nothing on this post will actually be made!

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23 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

There is really no use in RAID'ing drives these days.........especially SSD's. That may be overkill to some, but not to others. There are several different kinds of computers besides the kind you have listed here. Workstations, HTPC's, Gaming computers, Servers, etc....
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23 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

how about the best non custom gaming pc?
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23 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Non-custom.........I have no clue, as I don't keep up with them. Probably Alienware would rank up there as it's preconfigured for the most part and not truly a "custom" PC.

Also, about SATA II being a bottleneck.....that's not accurate at all. SATA II will still allow up to 300MB/s Sequential Read/Write speeds, and the fastest HDD's on the planet are around 200MB/s, so you aren't bottlenecking anything to be honest.

That build in the first post would make a killer gaming/editing machine. You could game, record your gameplay, and edit it with video editing software all with one rig without breaking a sweat.
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24 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

64 GB of memory is way overkill, 32 GBs is more then enough, and 16 GBs is plenty.
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24 Nov 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I agree with Kelly. There is little advantage to do Raid with an SSD other than great benchmarks. The 2 things that make an OS installed on an SSD faster are 4kb read speed and access time. Raid increases neither. Besides, any good SSD will have an access time of .1 ms (ms=1,00th of a second) Even if raid made access time twice as fast, you couldn't notice the difference.
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24 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
64 GB of memory is way overkill, 32 GBs is more then enough, and 16 GBs is plenty.
Amazingly enough, some folks actually need 64GB of RAM lol!
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24 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
64 GB of memory is way overkill, 32 GBs is more then enough, and 16 GBs is plenty.
Amazingly enough, some folks actually need 64GB of RAM lol!
We all know if AddRAM had any slots left he would be up to 64GB in no time
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24 Nov 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Is the below build overkill? Could I do any better and should the ssds be RAID 10 or HDDs RAID 10? Also the drives in the RAID 10 has to run in SATA II which means a bottleneck.
ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
G.SKILL RipjawsZ 64GB
EVGA 780 Ti Superclocked x2
Intel 4960X
Corsair Neutron GTX 480GB
WD Black 4tb
Notice: This is theoretical and so there is no price range.
Is it overkill for what? I think you could almost take over the world with it lol.

That would be one deadly rig that would last a good few years, but without knowing what you are going to use it for it's hard to say if it's overkill. For most users I would say 100% yes it is overkill, but would I like that kind of rig...hell yeah.
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24 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Is the below build overkill? Could I do any better and should the ssds be RAID 10 or HDDs RAID 10? Also the drives in the RAID 10 has to run in SATA II which means a bottleneck.
ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
G.SKILL RipjawsZ 64GB
EVGA 780 Ti Superclocked x2
Intel 4960X
Corsair Neutron GTX 480GB
WD Black 4tb
Notice: This is theoretical and so there is no price range.
Is it overkill for what? I think you could almost take over the world with it lol.

That would be one deadly rig that would last a good few years, but without knowing what you are going to use it for it's hard to say if it's overkill. For most users I would say 100% yes it is overkill, but would I like that kind of rig...hell yeah.
For gaming and video recording/rendering.
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