I am in the research phase of my first build and keep noticing about using a smaller SSD for OS and applications and a large HDD for storage to improve performance. How would I set up such a system? Any guidelines or links to guides are welcome. Thanks guys.
Edit to add: I will be doing a clean Windows 7 Ultimate install. And also, how would installing new applications occur, will it automatically ask me what HD to install to or will I set up some setting which will tell all applications to install to the SSD?
Make sure that ONLY the SSD is connected when you install Windows. Windows creates a "Recovery Partition", and if it sees another drive available at installation time it'll put the recovery partition on that drive. The boot process starts by booting from the recovery partition, so if it's on the HDD and the HDD fails, you won't be able to boot.