With my recent stroke of luck in getting a decently paying job, I'm deciding on a new build to last me 2 or 3 years like my current one has done (An AMD Brisbane was decent for a budget build back in 1Q '08) My new build is as follows: Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K VGA: MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III (grabbing another for Xfire later on) PSU: Corsair Professional Series 850w 80+ Gold +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V1@70A, -12V@0.5A, +5VSB@3A RAM: G.Skill RipJaw 8GB 4x2GB 7-8-7-24-2N @ 1.6v Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS 9900MAX Now about the storage. I'm completely aware that SSDs are the way to go on a high end build, but I'm trying to keep my build sub $2K at the same time. I could compromise else where in my build to make room to get an OCZ Vertex 3, but I kind of like my build where it is. I'm looking for inputs on either getting x2 150GB SATA II VelociRaptors w/ 16MB cache to make an RAID0 array, or getting a single 600GB SATA III VelociRaptor w/ 32MB cache. I'm getting a 1TB Caviar Black HDD for music/storage/etc. But as it stands, RAID0 16MB cache SATA II vs single but more capacity @ 32MB cache SATA III Any ideas?