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Project: Black and White

CanadaRox

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Another Corsair Obsidian work log!!

I ordered everything I need from NCIX and P-PCs last night, and I'll be getting the RAM from CanadaComputers when I get the NCIX order.

The general specs (you'll find out more when I get the parts :ph34r:):
i7 920 D0
6GB DDR3
XFX 4890, thanks to the HWC/NCIX contest in the summer :canadianwave:
4 x 500GB RAID 0 short stroked to 50GB each (I made myself a promise that I wouldn't buy into SSDs until i could get a good 120GB drive for ~$200)

So far all I'm going to say is that my general plan is a primarily black rig, accented with white.
 

CMetaphor

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4 x 500GB RAID 0 short stroked to 50GB each (I made myself a promise that I wouldn't buy into SSDs until i could get a good 120GB drive for ~$200)
My reasoning exactly. My setup exactly too? lol! Which drives did you get? I'm quite a fan of the new 7200.12 500Gbs from Seagate. They're whisper-quiet single-platter drives with great performance. :thumb:

Huzzah for more BIG systems! (now we just need some more multi-cpu ones, lol)
 

CanadaRox

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My reasoning exactly. My setup exactly too? lol! Which drives did you get? I'm quite a fan of the new 7200.12 500Gbs from Seagate. They're whisper-quiet single-platter drives with great performance. :thumb:

Huzzah for more BIG systems! (now we just need some more multi-cpu ones, lol)
Yep, the exact same HDDs! I have a couple in my server and they are definitely the quietest ones, run coolest and from what I've read, they are the fastest ones too.
 

steers

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Slowly but surely the Obsidian is infiltrating this community :ph34r:

It sure is one hell of a case, and this is looking like quite the build indeed. You're certainly making good use of the 800D's drive bays, although I don't know how useful the hot-swapping capability will be with a striped array...

Anyway, I bid you welcome to the 800D Owner's Club :haha: Make sure to take lots of pictures!
 

Sushi Warrior

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Did you get Techflex sleeving? I would strongly suggest looking into either doing a double layer or getting MM sleeving. The Techflex lets lots of colour through.
 

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