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Old 12-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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Hi all

I will shortly be starting to build a high end PC which will mainly be used to store my movie collection and a bit of gaming.

I want to have 6 x 3TB internal drives for maximum storage + a SSD for the OS.

Is it possible to get a motherboard which has 6 sata III ports on the same controller? I want to setup the drives into a RAID config so that I have a mirror / backup of my movie collection. The motherboard will obviously need another sata port for the SSD aswell.

Is this available / possible or am I better getting a seperate RAID controller card?

I'm looking for a motherboard with LGA2011 socket.

Any ideas / suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
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You could save a considerable amount of money going with a lesser CPU.
The needs you describe, *store my movie collection and a bit of gaming*, will not demand a lot of processing power.
SSD's are not a good value either and offer little more than faster boot times.
Have you looked at our suggested build list?
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I would consider a lesser processor, I suppose that maximum processing power I would need would be to stream 2 movies to different machines at the same time. Sure any i7 processor should be capable of that.

The main think I want though is the vast amount of storage so the 6x SATA III drives on the same controller is important to me, is this possible?
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