Is my current storage set up being bottle-necked by my HDD?
Would buying three Intel 520 60GB SSDs (15,000 Read IOPS each) and running them in Raid 0 for a total of 45,000 IOPS be faster or slower than buying one Intel 520 180GB SSD (50,000 IOPS)?
Would purchasing two Intel 520 180 GB SSD in Raid 0 (total 100,000 IOPS) be bottle-necked by my controller?
(not really a storage question but a question nonetheless) Am I providing my PC with too little wattage?
I'm using a Cooler Master HAF X and its great but I'm a bit bored of the "box" shape so I'm purchasing a barebones Alienware Area 51 ALX and migrating my components there. I'm going to be using the Alienware mobo because its required for AlienFX.
Storage does not affect game FPS. Secondary storage is probably for storing files and data. They should not bottleneck the system. SSD's will generally not bottleneck the system. TRIM does not support RAID, so the odds of your SSD's failing increases. The difference between a larger SSD and two small SSD's in RAID is minimal. You have enough wattage.