Raid 0 + separate boot drive?

After Windows 7 is released, I would like to buy a desktop with an i7 quad-core and 6GB of memory for video editing using Camtasia Studio. According to some experts, it is better to keep your video files on a Raid 0 configuration for faster transcoding, etc., and have the boot drive outside the raid 0. This way the operating system (OS) is less likely to get corrupted and the pre-emptive OS interrupts won’t stop the transcoding. Is the separate boot drive and raid 0 worth the cost and effort?
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  1. Yes, because if your array fails you'll still be able to boot-up. There's also less risk of your OS failing due to drive failure.
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