Are you buing new mobo + cpu? I mean 1366 is old. New LGA 1150 is much faster.
I have 1366 asus sabertooth + 960 cpu. It works fine. It OC to 4,2GHz with air cooler + it is really good and fast memory controller. Really stable mobo. Still it do have sata 3 + usb 3
Intel raid was better but I did test with two 240GB SSD. (sandisk extreme)
Two 500GB HDD is small? Go with 1-3TB HDD I have two 3TB seagate barracuda and they are really fast + silent drives.
So if you have budget to build LGA 1150 build my suggestion is something like this.
Thanks for the reply, I bought the ram CPU and motherboard cheap on eBay auction, and also already purchased the 770gtx new. Plan on upgrading Mobo later this year or 2015 when haswell arrives and 4th gen i7 gets cheaper. And wantd a videocard with some longevity to add to new board. Actually got a good deal ok the Gpu as well and paid about the same for it as what a GTX760 cost, any word on the power supply issue thanks