I was thinking in getting a solid stat drive as a boot drive maybe 120GB for windows only and using a second drive for programs. How is the Patriot Pyro 2.5" Solid State Drive?
Looking for fast boot times and lower the noise.
Second hard drive will prob be a WD 3gb green
How important is your data - is it backed up - if yes, Patriot, Mushkin, Crucial will all work well. Look for the best deal you can find - performance difference between them will be next to imperceptible.
You don't need a 120GB drive for only windows. Win 7 with patches takes around 23GB (plus your page file). That leaves you roughly 80GB for the programs you need to launch fast. Like is said above, if you get a cheap drive make good system backups (which everyone should do anyway...).