Raptor VS. Velociraptor Issue

I just recently upgraded a good portion of my computer. Here are the specs:

New Components
-Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core
-Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 Dual Fan Cooler
-CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
-GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Black Steel SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower

Old PC Components
-Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 1000W
-2 x BFG Tech BFGEGTX2801024OC2E GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3
-Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
-2 x Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s

Hopefully this will be a sweet setup, but my dilemma. I do not want to buy an SSD as of now, and looking at what I have, here is my question.

Would it be best to use the 2 regular raptor HD's in RAID 0 for my OS/Installed drive and the VelociRaptor for my backup storage?
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  1. It will be a pretty sweet setup once up and running. I would run the two Raptors in RAID0 as my OS and have the 300GB VRaptor for storage.

    Did you have them (Raptors) setup as RAID0 in your old build? Did you ever run HD Tuner to compare speeds between the RAID0 & VRaptor?
  2. I had the 2 running before, but then got the Velo. I have never had them side by side for comparison. Either way, I am debating on buying an SSD atm or starting to upgrade from the 280GTX's. I don't believe that they would compete with today's market.
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