It should have been that price a lot earlier than that. the 6xx series was better priced until last week when card prices got into gear, and like i said, months ago an i5 3570k was the same price as an 8350. It's just a response to intel and nvidia, albeit a late one. I only RAID 0 when the drives are low capacity and crap and use it for games. That way I dont mind if they fail because the data is easily retrieved (from steam/origin) and then I'm not wasting a good 1TB that could hold my important data for years to come.