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_/N$@N!TY_
2002-05-25T21:34:17Z
I am getting finally getting a new computer and I want to go with INTEL. With the release of their new cpu at 533 fsb and also the release of samsung PC1066 ram why not get them . Intel it self doesnt support PC1066 ram, but some mobo company such has asus released motherboards that can. I was jsut wondering if anyone here has experience with the newly release ASUS P4T533-C 850 E.
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pompoen
2002-05-26T04:15:49Z
it doesnt have raid

besides that its an exellent mobo for the new northwood
_/N$@N!TY_
2002-05-26T10:31:29Z
Well raid isnt important for me atm
thx
Knighthis
2002-05-26T12:12:20Z
This is exactly the setup I'm going for. Raid would be nice too but it's not all it's cracked up to be.
The new 533 FSB along with PC1066 is the fastest platform available. (A Raid system can't touch it)


My $0.02
_/N$@N!TY_
2002-05-26T12:26:22Z
Well raid isnt important for meI am going with 2 western digital special edition at 120gig 8mb buffer, well thinking about it raiding those 2 [censored] would be nice

thx for the replies
pompoen
2002-05-26T12:43:47Z
Quote:

Originally posted by Knighthis
This is exactly the setup I'm going for. Raid would be nice too but it's not all it's cracked up to be.
The new 533 FSB along with PC1066 is the fastest platform available. (A Raid system can't touch it)



what exactly do you mean by a raid system cannot touch it?

raid is a way off running your hard drives and has not much to do with wich CPU, motherboard or ram your are using
Knighthis
2002-05-27T03:26:56Z
Duh!

My point is only that Raid is worth giving up on the Asus board because a Raid array does not improve performance as much as the faster system bus, faster ram, and better overclocking potential. Plus, unless you have four hard drives laying around, you risk losing everything with a disk failure.
Anyway,
The more I've read today I'm convinced that the Abit TH7II Raid is the board to get if you had to get it now. Use Raid if you want, or don't. Otherwise, wait for a 850E board with Raid to come out soon.

Just my $0.02
SurRea1
2002-05-27T19:31:26Z
well ... ur 2 cents don't work ... raid does give u a lot faster access to HDDs ... comparable even outperforming SCSI in som,e cases
kojak71
2002-05-28T08:17:28Z
I wouldn't dismiss RAID as a desirable feature, but it's importance depends on what you are going to use the PC for. So if you are doing video editing RAID is absolutely useless.

So if we discount RAID which motherboard is better NOW. TH7-II or an 850e board?
_/N$@N!TY_
2002-05-28T09:48:35Z
Well for now like I said, raid isn't important, anyway with those western digital drives I don't really need raid, these HDD are already extremely fast.
SurRea1
2002-05-28T16:07:47Z
will be much more faster with raid
SurRea1
2002-05-28T16:10:11Z
sorry for posting 2 times ... IMHO having 2 HDDs and not getting raid i don't consider a good decision ...
pompoen
2002-05-28T16:33:43Z
yeah me too unless your talking about 2 tatally different HD

2 high perf. HD are even higher perf. in a raid config.
_/N$@N!TY_
2002-05-28T18:05:47Z
Well you dont see the utility of getting 2 identical hdd and not putting them in raid but I do especially when I download over 100gig of stuff per month and dont wanna have more than 2 HDD in my comp for now

p-s: Anyone knows where I can get PC1066 ram back in canada??? I asked many places and everywhere nobody seems to be able to get them. Is it only a mather of time ???
The_Punisher29
2002-05-28T18:39:38Z