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  1. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    No need for backup. I use the PC for games only.

    Asus P5P800 SE LGA775 socket
    INTEL Pentium D 805/2.66GHz
    1 x Super-Talent 1GB DDR400
    Leadtek GeForce 6800XT(128MB, AGP version)
    Excelstor 80GB (2MB cache) 7,200rpm ATA-133
    Mitsubishi Diamond Plus 72
    Lite-on 52X32X52 CD-RW
    2TheMax EP530BX (600W) PSU
    Windows XP Pro SP2


  2. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Spangdahlem AB, Germany

    Sorry for the late response. Anyway as others have pointed out, Raid 0 is striping, so what I did is this. I put my two 74 gig raptors in a Raid 0, which gives me around 140 gig. Then when I installed windows I partitioned what windows thinks is one hard drive into two. I have my C drive, which I made 30 gig, with only the operating system, Office, Anti-Virus and Spyware prevention programs on it. The D drive has ALL my programs and games installed. THEN I have a 300 gig Maxtor that I use for storage. On that, I have all my important stuff, such as my email PST, pics, files and what not. It is all really preferance. But then computers are my hobby. I have 4 desktop systems that I built, one for me, one for the wife, and one for each of my boys (14 and 15) Then my laptop that I use when I go on trips (I am in the Air Force and travel quite a bit) Anyway I back up the more important files. I am a gamer, so of course my gaming rig is my pride and joy. I love it. Anyway the Raptors in a RAID have worked very well for me. I hope this answers some of your questions.

    Gaming System
    ASUS A8N-E Motherboard
    Athlon X2 4200
    MGE Viper Case (Blue)
    Aspire 600W Power Supply
    2Gig PC3200 (OCZ)
    2 Wester Digital RAPTOR 74Gig (Raid 0)
    1 Maxtor 300Gig SATA
    EVGA 7800GT 256MB PCI Express
    Viewsonic VG720 17" LCD
    Plextor PX-716A DVD Burner

    Main System
    ASUS A8V Deluxe
    Athlon 64 3500+
    Aspire Super X-Alien (Blue) Case
    1Gig PC3200 DDR
    Maxtor 100Gig SATA
    Maxtor 120Gig IDE
    XFX 6800GT 256MB Version
    Acer AL1715smd 17in LCD
    Plexwriter 52/24/52A
    Sony DVDRW

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    sjracer- considering that you have the 300g maxtor as a constant backup, i like the way you run the two raptors. for me, i would install most of the programs onto the main partition. for one many programs like to be on C: drive and also, after a windows format you need to reinstall everything anyway for the registry entires.

    games are different though, i almost never see a game that needs registry entries to run. i havent seen starforce game without a full install though....

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