1. will 1000w PSU be enough? i really don't want to spend tons more for a PSU and even though i'm a little skeptical about the brand (Kingwin), it seems to have very positive reviews.. i also kinda like the plugs ;-)) i just prefer i didn't have to go above a 1000w PSU unless i really had to.
2. i have this idea of putting 4 or 5 Samsung Spinpoint F3's (500GB version) in raid 0 which would yield 400-500MB/s read/writes but the big question is: access time will greatly suffer due to the amount of HDDs? any estimates what it would be? my guess it wouldn't be good for gaming (random reads/loading). i know about SSDs, but not sure if im ready for SSD (mostly due to the window 7/TRIM+RAID sketchy problems that haven't been fully resolved yet).. the system will be for gaming and i also do occasional editing (programming,video editing,etc) so what is your input of 4 HDDs in raid 0 and access times?
3. lastly, is it "bad" to use all the DIMM memory slots? someone told me to use just 1 slot from each channel vs all 6 for some performance/motherboard overloading reason.. and with the spec'd out system will i be able to run the memory at its rated 1600 speed?