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Sandy Bridge is out
01-04-2011, 08:55 PM,
#11
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
I'm curious: Why a SSD? Modern 5,400rpm HDDs are quiet (Heck, I have two 7,200 rpms 3.5" drives and I only faintly hear them when I'm transferring a LOT of files or doing a defrag.), have higher storage capacity and cost way less.
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01-04-2011, 09:09 PM,
#12
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
My only reason that I wanted a SSD over two WD Green HDDs is because I already have a file/media server that I would store all the things I need on it. I still haven't fully decided on that because of how fast it can save the data on the networked drive compared to saving it on a local drive and then moving it later.
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01-05-2011, 01:00 AM,
#13
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
Will a lga 1155 mobo need a PLX chip in order to run SLI/CF and a SATA 6G at 8x/8x and 6 Gb/s?
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01-05-2011, 01:26 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-05-2011, 01:26 AM by MathieuB.)
#14
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
(01-04-2011, 09:09 PM)Geran Brown Wrote: My only reason that I wanted a SSD over two WD Green HDDs is because I already have a file/media server that I would store all the things I need on it. I still haven't fully decided on that because of how fast it can save the data on the networked drive compared to saving it on a local drive and then moving it later.
Ah, a small SSD as a boot drive, with external storage for the media. It all makes sense now.

I'd say that it would probably be a tad slower, transfer rate wise, on the networked drives, but it would take one step less, thus making it faster.

Mark:
"Will a lga 1155 mobo need a PLX chip in order to run SLI/CF and a SATA 6G at 8x/8x and 6 Gb/s? "

As far as I know, nope, since P67 has two integrated SATA 6.0Gb/s channel and more bandwidth available then P55.

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01-05-2011, 01:54 AM,
#15
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
Thanks Mathieu,

I am trying to decide between the UD4 and Asus p67 Pro board, do you have a preference for a Sandy Bridge mobo atm? I am looking for something that will support SLI and a Sata 6 and will be a good overclocker.

P.S. It doesn't have to be a Gigabyte/Asus board, I am open to suggestion. Also, what freq/CL do you recommend for OCing? I was going to go with a G Skill 2x2GB 1600 Mhz with CL9 but I am worried if the timings would be too loose for OCing but since OCing a SB doesn't touch bus speed and only multipliers, that might not even matter.
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01-05-2011, 01:26 PM,
#16
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
(01-05-2011, 01:26 AM)MathieuB Wrote: Ah, a small SSD as a boot drive, with external storage for the media. It all makes sense now.

I'd say that it would probably be a tad slower, transfer rate wise, on the networked drives, but it would take one step less, thus making it faster.
I'm willing to risk slower transfer rates for having a whisper quiet HTPC.
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01-05-2011, 05:33 PM,
#17
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
If you want to literally make it silent consider this power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817151099
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01-05-2011, 06:48 PM,
#18
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
A completely silent HTPC? I like that idea. Sounds like a challenge to me Big Grin
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01-05-2011, 09:06 PM,
#19
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
(01-05-2011, 05:33 PM)Andrew J Wrote: If you want to literally make it silent consider this power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817151099
Interesting...never thought about using that PSU. Thanks for the suggestion.

(01-05-2011, 06:48 PM)MathieuB Wrote: A completely silent HTPC? I like that idea. Sounds like a challenge to me Big Grin
Yup, a completely silent HTPC. So far the most silent HTPC I've found was 18dBa at full load. Good luck! Smile
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01-09-2011, 02:59 PM,
#20
RE: Sandy Bridge is out
Will you be updating the gaming pcs, specifically the mid range ones with the new sandy bridge and lga 1155 this week?
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