Hey. Ive just been nfiguring a alienware M7700 on the uk site and have come to one last descision 120 5400 rpm raid 0 or 80gb 7200 rpm.
What i'm worried about is that the 2 5400 wont out perform the 7200 and will reduce performance in games. My buget is really tight i cant have both.
Also with raid 0 can you get better performance with the larger storage.
Hears how i configured it.
1920 x 1200 screen
I sugget you wait until conroe is out. The cpu you choose is very weak by now. You can get a better processor at the same price or less if you can wait a month or so. I would go with 7200 rpm hd. I like raid 0 but it is not worth it to raid two 5400 rpm hds.
I thought the x2 3800 was pretty good. maybe not quiet as good as conroe but enough for all todays games and some decent multitasking. The reason i am lookingat the m7700 is because its paticually cheap at hte moment and i think if they introduce cronroe into it the price ill go back up... then no 7900gtx.