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Reccomendations welcome for speeding up this system (mainboard upgrade).

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Hi all,

I am looking for ways to speed up the following system, including replacing the mother board with one that supports RAID5 with all four SATA Raptors.  Any ideas/links are appreciated.

Quan.1 : Abit AA8-3rd eye (the '3rd eye' is an external lcd display useful for fine-tuning overclock settings).
Quan.1 : P4 LGA775 cpu (3.6GHz)  Liquid cooled by a Thermaltake 'Bigwater' kit.
Quan.4 : Crucial 512MB  DDR2 'Ballistix' memory.
Quan.1 : ATI Radeon x800 (PCIx16) video card.
Quan.4 : 10Krpm SATA 74GB hard drives, WD740GD 'Raptor'
Quan.1 : MS Windows XP w/SP2

The owner primarily wants a 'gamer rig' so changing the OS isn't an option...
I thought about adding a peltier to aid the cpu cooling / overclock capability, but without changing the Thermaltake l/c kit design I don't think that is wize.  I also thought about a dual processor solution and/or a PCIx SATA card that supports RAID5 on all four drives.  My head hurts...

If anyone has some (other) good ideas please type them in.

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