Building a new system
Mobo : Asus z68 Deluxe
CPU cooling : Corsair H80 ( anyone have any luck adding the H100 into HAFX case?) Would i need to mod the case for it to fit?
Case : CM HAF X 942
GPU: EVGA GTX 580 DS
PSU: Corsair 850AX
Memory: Corsair 16gb Vengence
OS: Win 7 64bit Home
Down to Hard drive selections . Not sure if I should go with a 120gb SSD for OS and such with 2 750gb Cav black in raid 0 or just to go with a 40-60gb for (Intel’s Smart Response Technology for SSD caching) and 2- 750 in raid 0. The 120gb SSD would push me over my planned cost for this build . But if it is a deal breaker I can manage it .
I was also wondering if any of the aerocool ,NZXT,ect do they really help and worht getting ?
Thanks for any input ... Looking at build ing this weekend ...
From best to worst performance.
-SSD as a boot/storage drive (most cases this will be 120GB+ in size)
-Intel SRT (small SSD as a caching drive with a good HDD)
-RAID 0 with a couple good performance HDDs
-Normal HDD 7200RPM and then 5600RPM
So the next thing is down to cost. While Intel SRT does a good job of bridging the costs it is still going to be more expensive than a normal HDD set up.