x58 + sata 3 card vs 990fx/x79

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x58 + sata 3 card vs 990fx/x79

Postposted on Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:45 am

so I have an asus rampage formula with the horrible on board sata 3 chip that i want to replace with a better performing sata 3 chipset. i am looking to do a raid 0 array with 2 corsair force gts 240 gb and so I am looking for a good card that is 100 or less that will give me great performance. I can't seem to find a good card without getting overwhelmed by reading each companies forums to see if they like said product. I am also tempted by the pending bulldozer/sandy bridge e releases and contemplating changing set ups if going that route is going to be better down the road instead of a quick fix. i have heavily invested in my x58 set up so i would prefer to stay with it but am willing to change platforms to the better performing sata 3 controller. especially since nowadays the biggest improvement to computer speed is going ssd vs the next speed bump in processor speed. any tips would be greatly apprecaited.
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Re: x58 + sata 3 card vs 990fx/x79

Postposted on Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:09 pm

What are you looking to use a SSD raid 0 for? Is there a program you need it for, or is it just for raw performance?
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Re: x58 + sata 3 card vs 990fx/x79

Postposted on Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:47 pm

I am a bit of a speed freak and have always ran a raid 0 array with whatever drives I have in my current build. I am a huge fan of raw performance and enjoy loading up things before everyone else.
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Re: x58 + sata 3 card vs 990fx/x79

Postposted on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:32 pm

use a ramdisk then. way faster than SSD in Raid 0
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Re: x58 + sata 3 card vs 990fx/x79

Postposted on Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:35 am

mmmmmdonuts21 wrote:use a ramdisk then. way faster than SSD in Raid 0


Have any suggestions? when I do a search for one all I get is external drives.
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