I have started the massive rebuild of my desktop system. Backed everything over to my laptop and to the server. That took a long time, I moved almost 36 gigs over the lan.
The new configuration will be 2 x (2 x 40) strip raid array. current set up is 1 x 40 + 1 x 40 + (2 x 40), so now I am throwing safety right out the window and going to run everything off the raid. The OS will be W2K3 (maybe depends how well it likes directx). And I hope to have it running as my FTP server, get some stress off the little 450 which runs my server. I hope everything goes well cause formatting 160 gigs just takes way to long.
Install start time: 2:00PM
Format start time: 2:03PM
Copy files starts: 2:23PM
Install of files: 2:28PM
Install done: 2:42PM
Wow thats not bad, just a little longer than a XP install.
Well I just tried Command & Conquer Generals, and it plays just like on XP, so W2K3 is a great gasming platform, very stable, and doesnt have any of the over head that XP has. Now I did install alot of componets that say they are not support on this OS, but hey it works.