I love this forum! You have helped me to get the rig I have today which has worked great so far, but I'm looking to better it. Here's what I have:
Case: Haf 932
MOBO: Asus Sabertooth X58
GPU: EVGA GTX 470
RAM: 3 X 4 GB Corsair 1600mhz
PSU: Corsair 850 Watt
HDDs: OS (300gb Raptor) Media (1 TB Samsung F3) Projects/Renders/Cache (1 TB Samsung F3)
I am running CS4 currently. Upgrading is out of the question for me right now, but I know its important and will do so when I can.
As far as equipment goes, I was thinking of buying two more Samsung F3's to put in a RAID 0, that way I would effectively have 4 separate drive locations. Then I was gonna buy another set of 12GBs of Ram (only costs ~$130.. might as well).
Anything else I'm overlooking? Thank you much.
Looks like a good plan, since you are on CS4 currently. As soon as you upgrade to CS5+ the RAM upgrade would be beneficial. It is not with CS4.
I'm looking at maybe getting the Samsung F3R, which is an enterprise version of the F3 and is supposedly more suitable for a RAID setup due to firmware differences...
It is a $15 price difference as its on sale, seems like the way to go, any thoughts?
Looks worth it to me.