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Old January 27th, 2011, 03:13 PM   #16
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The PCIe Adapter Card works fine under Windows 7 64bit.

I will most likely go with the Deluxe motherboard since the others MB share different PCIe
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Old January 27th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #17
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That's what I would do also...sandy bridge is said to chew up video and spit it out pretty well. I bet you'll be quite happy!
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Old January 28th, 2011, 04:56 PM   #18
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I am planning on using my 2-Port eSATA PCIe Adapter Card which is hooked up to 2 Rosewill RSV-S4-X 4 Bay SATA to eSATA enclosures.
Yes, I think that will work. The only tricky part is to make sure you that you use an eSATA port (such as a PCIe x1 card) that supports port replication (i.e. multiple SATA connections over a single cable) in the hardware and the driver. That's one reason why many enclosures (such as your Rosewill) come with their own eSATA PCIe card.

For what it's worth, my experience with eSATA port replication is very positive, but I've never been able to get over 90 MB/s. I've tried 2 different 4-disk esata enclosures and 3 different PCIe x1 eSATA cards. That's about the same speed as a single drive by itself. The issue, as I've read, is that eSATA port replication has to split the bandwidth among all four devices (like the old IDE master/slave shared the same cable and same bandwidth). While it's theoretically possible to get really fast speeds (3.0 Gbps SATA 2.0 should be enough, even split among four devices), in practice I can't get anywhere near that. But for my purposes it's fast enough since I'm only using them for backup and archival.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #19
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Thanks, so I placed my order 2 days ago and should be receiving all parts this week. Will have to assemble the computer in the upcoming weeks. I went for the i7 2600 processor and dropped the k option for overclocking as I didn't have much spare time to figure out proper cooling and I am really looking for system stability.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 04:11 PM   #20
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Intel has ordered a recall of Sandy Bridge chips - seems the SATA controller is faulty - see:

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Old January 31st, 2011, 05:31 PM   #21
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Just read about it, bad news, thanks!
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Old January 31st, 2011, 05:47 PM   #22
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Well Robert, if you can hang on for about a month or maybe a bit more. What I've read is they will be shipping replacements in about a month or so.

You'll have no trouble getting your money back from where you ordered since you haven't received it yet. You'll just be obligated to wait. Sorry that is happening.

On the other hand, pity the folks who have to take the processor out of their machine and wait for a replacment.

You're in relatively good shape...you are actually one of the lucky ones.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 08:55 PM   #23
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You are right Jeff, I am one of the lucky ones.

The reason I was upgrading is because of a tax break which expires today. If it wasn't for that, I would of waited several months, so in my case it ain't dramatic. But I will hold on to the motherboard and request a replacement once they will be made available.

I am always cautious when it comes to upgrading something, unless it needs immediate replacement, I usually plan transitioning over a couple of months..... because you never know!
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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #24
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Just an update,

Finished building my new computer last week and it is working very well, so is the pcie port multipler on the Rosewill RSV-S4-X 4.

Will have to get a replacement Asus motherboard in a month or 2 because of the Intel recall but otherwise I haven't been facing any bugs so far.

So you can overclock the i7 2600.... which surprised me since it is not a 2600k,.... so I pushed it to about 27% but didn't push it any further because I didn't have proper ventilation and reverted to standard settings after doing a render test.

It's really amazing having 16GB ram over 6GB and using BorisFx motion tracking and other fxs, feels good! Shouldn't be running out of ram for a while.
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Just an update,

Finished building my new computer last week and it is working very well, so is the pcie port multipler on the Rosewill RSV-S4-X 4.

Will have to get a replacement Asus motherboard in a month or 2 because of the Intel recall but otherwise I haven't been facing any bugs so far.

So you can overclock the i7 2600.... which surprised me since it is not a 2600k,.... so I pushed it to about 27% but didn't push it any further because I didn't have proper ventilation and reverted to standard settings after doing a render test.

It's really amazing having 16GB ram over 6GB and using BorisFx motion tracking and other fxs, feels good! Shouldn't be running out of ram for a while.
Actually, the "plain" i7-2600 is what's called "limited unlocked", which means that overclocking is limited to four speed bins above the stock Turbo frequency (in this case, 3.9GHz is the maximum that you'll see out of that CPU with all four cores operating to 4.2GHz with just a single core in use - and that's with the BCLK stuck at its stock 100MHz). And the Sandy Bridge platform does not run stably at BCLKs above 105MHz or so.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 08:26 PM   #26
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Thanks for the explanation Randall!
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