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Mo' Money Mo' New Build Problems
Okay, normally I don't post at all outside of SE++ because I fear strangers, but I'm hoping maybe someone here can help me. Forgive my use of potentially wrong terminology, it's been at least five years since I last built a computer and also I am an ignoramus.
I've got a new build that I started putting together yesterday. Here's what's inside:
Intel Core i7-2600K Processor
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme -Z motherboard
Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM
ASUS Radeon HD 6870 graphics card
Couple of 160 gig Intel SSDs
Seasonic 660W 80 Plus Gold ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply
Ignoring the fact that the case is still open and there is a mess of wires going on, everything fires up just fine to a point. I can access my BIOS, which I updated in an attempt to solve my problem, and where I've selected RAID and the Intel SSDs . Under the BIOS, when I look at SATA configuration, both SSDs are listed. The problem comes when I attempt to set up a RAID array with my two SSDs. Instead of even giving me the Intel screen where I would be able to push ctrl+i and select create new RAID, after the BIOS screen it gives me one of a couple of messages, either "BOOTMGR is missing" or more recently "Invalid or damaged bootable partition." Now, these SSDs were being used for storage previous to this computer, but I reformatted them and they seem to be both totally empty and reading just fine when I plug them into this machine. And it HAS given me that Intel screen where I can push ctrl+i... twice. Both times when I selected "create new RAID" it then told me that there was not enough space, and cycled back to the same error messages as before when I rebooted.
It's totally possible I'm doing something really obviously wrong, but I can't figure out what it is. I've got to head to class at the moment, but if anyone can offer me advice I'd be incredibly grateful.