m11a1; What I really meant here was the 1333MHz and 1066Mhz Bus speeds. They are not exactly changeable (at least not like the other ones). Do not argue with me about how you can actually change it outside of software aide.
It seems as if I can't argue, because you'd just cover your ears and shout insults at me.Seriously, are you retarded? Read the post that I was replying to understand why I said what I said. That guy said: "My Q6600 is rock solid stable at 3.2GHz with a 1600MHz FSB" What does that mean? 3200 = multiplier x 1600 FSB, that means that the multiplier is 2. That's not possible for the Q6600 to achieve such a high clock with such a low multiplier.
Ah, now I understand. You're right. I didn't see that you were nit-picking at it. When I first read that I just understood it as 8 * 400. Indeed 2 * 1600 is impossible, so obviously he meant the former otherwise he wouldn't have mentioned that he's running it at 3.2.That's actually my Q6600 running at stock, what's your point?
To guess why it was quoted and then he said he's going to sleep without bothering to point out absurdities.
Originally Posted by Zodduska
I haven't read the whole thread but if I were you I would seriously consider going i7
A complete i7 setup can't be done for $650.
Originally Posted by olblueyez
Barracuda 7200.11: 105 MB/s Sustained, 9.5ms write seek
Raptor 150: 84 MB/s Sustained, 5.2ms write seek
Velociraptor 300: 120 MB/s Sustained, 4.7ms write seek
OCZ Vertex: up to 230 MB/s, 0.1ms seek time
If drive speed is the concern, I don’t bother comparing capacities. You don’t have to get a 256 GB SSD just because it closely matches the Raptor’s storage. The Raptors are already so far behind in capacity compared to $/GB that capacity is not the issue. As long as you have a 20 GB base for the OS the rest doesn’t really matter. Find speed, set price, and then lastly see what size that gives you.
If the average drive is $100 for 1 TB, and you’re already spending twice that for a fraction of the capacity, might as well spend a little more for a substantial speed increase with SSD. You’re looking to buy speed anyways.This
isn’t much more than a VelociRaptor and would be A LOT faster. 60 GB is plenty for an OS and all your programs. And if you're gaming buy a second one to install the games on. Most gamers into Raptors buy TWO anyways to RAID 0 them. An isolated SSD for the OS and another for games would be so much faster than Raptors in RAID because of the seek time.
I personally do not use Raptors or SSD in my systems. I have nothing that time critical making the extra price worth it. I have 8 hard drives because I need the storage. But then I manage my computing tasks based on hard drives. OS goes to one drive, programs and games to another. If I download something it goes to a third drive and extracts to a 4th so that way the drive isn't reading and writing upon itself. I feel a big difference when the OS and minor applications have their own drive together. Big guys like Office and Photoshop go to the other drive. For me managing it this way has been plenty fast. Just make sure of the 8 that no one drive is given a major read and write task at the same time and nothing will bog down.
If you want speed that's seriously so fast that the SATA bus can't handle it, look here Fusion-io :: Products
1400 MB/s 0.005ms seek