Thanks so much for the reply. So basically, I install the SSD as per normal, and then I install the OS on that drive.
After that, I install the RAID card and the 2 slave drives on that RAID card? Then use some sort of software to create the raid on the two drives?
I don't know the model of your motherboard but most newer boards allow you to create a RAID array without needing a RAID controller card. If you already have the card then yes, connect the drives to the card, boot into the card's BIOS, and create your array.