Please let me know if I'm missing any pertinent information. Also, I am currently starting my studies for A+ etc. so this is will be incredibly helpful to me and much appreciated. Unfortunately this current subject is a bit overwhelming at the moment.
P.S. I browsed around a bit and read some forums where they had set up a RAID configuration... this may be a bit beyond me at the moment but if this is something I should consider for my targeted objective, please let me know and I will research it heavily. I am just not sure if this is something that is needed or not.
Wouldn't same I'm hugely enthusiastic about any of those SSd's. Generally Samsung 830, or Crucial M4 are regarded as the best for performance/reliability, although not the cheapest.
Raid can be good, but you need to research both advantages and disadvantages. I seem to recall a very good article, explaning all the different versions of raid, and their pros and cons, on PC & Tech Authority. If you can find that, it's informative, and reasonably understandable.
And you need to know you have the X58 MB, you will not get the full performance from the SSD. Because the MB use the Marvell SATA III and intel SATA II ports, the marvell is slower SATA III act like the SATAII. If you install the SSD, I will recommend connect the SSD into the intel SATA II to get better performance.
Installed my SanDisk ReadyCache this afternoon. Works as advertised. Win7 loads in 5 seconds. Photoshop went from 12.5 seconds to 2.7 seconds. MS Office things open so fast I can't press the stopwatch button that fast.