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    Talking Well it's My Birthday today and I am ordering a Highpoint 404 PCI-Bios FL-Raid5!

    For my Birthday present I am upgrading my computer some more,sending back a Dud board and getting the Latest MSI KT 600 with no raid and adding a Highpoint 404 PCI card that is Bios upgradedable to raid 5 and 10. The 454 highpoint is really the same card , but you donot need to flash it to use raid 5 or 10. A simple Flash on the 404 saves you $5.00-not much but the computer store has the 454 on special order-so its the 404. Last week I bought a very pretty Piano Black Antec Sonta with the nicest power supply out- the antec 380 true power-and I can tell the extra juice right away my rails on 5v is perfect. After working with this case, I give it a very good A-. The wiring is decent and I replaced the original fan and added the second one with a thermal controled 120mm, so the case has two 120 fans very nice-took me hour's to put them in because of the fan hole's not right.The sound it makes is a nice low speed hum. One thing I really like about the case is it is perfect to run a four disk raid-four disk are now neatly stacked with rubber dampers and one of the very best things the extra 120mm fan is right next to the drives sucking hot air away from them- perfect hard drive cooler I am now going to the store for a six pack of Miller Genune Cold filtered Beer and getting ready for the Big Yankee Game I am a perfect Human Bean! My stock went too.! I was overcharged by 30 cents on my Beer and cat Food at Mortom Williams Supermarket and made a customer complaint with Cunsumer affairs in NYC, it's fun to aggavate people-the wee people- For my Birthday and I am enjoying my $130 Gold Shoe's From Nike. I did not get a whole six pack of Miller, I bought one Miller and three Wicked Pete Ale"s-very excellent brew.And have Hot pockets humbuger and cheese for dinner. Now onto ordering My New MSI KT600 and 404 PCI raid card. I am the Grinch who stole Christmas!
    Last edited by sunofwolf; 10-16-2003 at 06:13 PM.

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    congrats!

    are you going to do raid 10 or raid5? I would hope raid10, because even though it does 5, the cpu usage would be pretty bad. you said a 4disk array, so i assumed 10
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    I am not sure what I will run it's nice to have choice's like these. The 404 highpoint is the cheapest raid card I know that has these options. What is the advantage of raid 10 with four disk's?

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    dubble.
    Last edited by steven975; 10-17-2003 at 08:34 AM.
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    basically both redundancy AND speed.

    you get the striping of 0 and the mirroring of 1. 10 is just like 0+1, just reversed. one is a mirrored set of striped drives (0+1) and the other is a striped set of mirrored drives (10)...maybe i'm backwards.

    with 10 (or at least the one i called 10 above), if you lose a drive, you suffer no performance hit as the striping still occurs. with 0+1, if one drive fails, the stiping on that set stops, and the other mirrored set slows too, thus slowing the whole array. anyway, i may have 0+1 and 10 mixed, but one is better than the other for that reason. you can also lose another drive (but on the other mirror) and still have no performance loss.
    Last edited by steven975; 10-16-2003 at 11:36 PM.
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    Red face

    After reviewing the highpoint and the Promise Tx4000, I may pay a little more and get the promise card, the msi kt 600 can do a 230+ bus and that means running the pci card at 48 which would be to high for the highpoint card, the only advantage the promise card is 66 support-. This running at maybe even 50 will give me a additional hard drive brandwith 0f around 166mb or more a real speed jump-I am going to oc the hell out of my 1700b 1.5v chip. With silent boost Ti heatsink which is outperforming my 800a with a 92mm fan. I will get 2,400mz to 2,500 mz out of that little chip with a bus speed of 230+ using mushkin Pc3200 222 -one gig of memory that should finish off the computer. 2,400mz,bus speed 230 + four raid wd 120 two platter version drives 447gigs raid zero- all tested and run perfect installed in a black duel 120mm cooled Sonta case
    Last edited by sunofwolf; 10-17-2003 at 10:24 AM.

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    i know the promise cards work at 66, but do they work on overclocked PCI-33 slots? in other words, it may work at 33 and 66, but the pci bus may not be able to handle 45+, even if the card can.
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    What convinced you to get the kt600 mobo? Every review I've seen so far has its performance behind nforce2 mobos and the only advantage I can recall is that the SB runs SATA natively which elimanates the bottleneck of the PCI bus. If you're using an add-in card, you'll elimanate the advantage. BTW, have a beer for me
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    Red face

    Perhaps your right a nforce might be better and would be better running a highpoint raid card because its a 33 bus card. Do you think the nforce ultra 400 MSI is any good?

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    get the ILSR for soundstorm

    stick your card in pci 3 and you should be laughing
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    I just saw what looks like a very good nforce board for peanuts. Nforce ultra 400 A-Open AK79D $73.00

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    Not sure about A-Open. Top names in nforce2 mobos are the Abit and Epox when performance and OCing are needed. Soltek is another good one. If you don't mind refurbished, Newegg has them for less than $50.
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    Red face

    I am looking at all the nforce boards and are ordering new board monday,albertron has a late model nforce and looks very interesting for $78-I think the epox is priced too high and the memory scores are poor, Abit nforce is not at my computer store at least the ultr 400 My house is full of cat pea.

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