Not sure if you have seen this before but...
Not exactly a more cost effective option, hehe.
But hey, instead of 1400/1200 MB/s R/W speed you can get 3432/3433 MB/s R/W and all you have to do is maybe remortgage the house?
They look amazing! Where did you find the price?
Also, without wanting to start a new thread- I'm taking your advice Harm regarding those HD NLE suite parts, but just not sure which board to go with out of
P6T Deluxe V2
P6T WS Supercomputer
What would I comprimise on by getting the cheapest SE?
The price for the 1 TB version that is now being shipped to OEM's is reputed to be $ 5K. No other prices are yet available.
Choosing a mobo depends on whether you need an IDE connector or SAS connectors. It really is a question of looking at the features of each board (the Asus site allows you to compare these easily). In my case I opted for the WS Pro because of the SAS connectors and the Marvell chip and because I had no use for an IDE connector. Also pay attention to the board setup around the PSU, number of capacitors and the like.
I use the SE in a fairly common setup. Works great.
OHHhh I see! So I need to get the WS Supercomputer if I want a good RAID0 set up with the F1s? (as it has the 'Marvel chip'?
Thank you : )
The ICHR10 chip also supports raid, but if you forfeit the SAS you only have the 6 SATA ports available. It depends on how many disks and optical drives you want to install. If you have the SAS connectors, you can increase the number of SATA devices to 8 on board.
I'll only have 3 Spinpoint F1s and a SSD in the computer.. so I'd be just as well off with the budget SE I guess?
Looks that way, with 2 SATA's for optical drives to spare.
A lot of people owe you a favour on here Harm!