Results: Battlefield 4
We were hoping that Battlefield 4 would tax all of our gaming configurations more intensively than Battlefield 3. However, the newer title still handicaps the performance-per-dollar outcome of the $1600 and $2400 PCs with a 200 FPS cap.
Fortunately, that problem goes away when we switch on the Ultra preset. The $1600 PC achieves 79% more performance than the $800 configuration (that is, for 100% more money).
The first one I can think of, being kind of boring as it might be, its the most obvious one to have: loading times. There are games that load a bazillion things on the fly and are some-what storage sensitive (MMOs basically) and we all hate waiting for everything to load, right? It can be clocked with a 10% error margin (thinking it usually takes around 200ms for human response).
I'm asking this, because RAID0 could become important if we see the value it adds to our builds. I know they're nowhere near SSDs, but Steam + other games take a LOT of space. My own Games folder racks up 410GB, where Steam is 300GB alone. You could slap 2x500GB HDDs in RAID 0 for half the value of a 240GB SSD if memory serves right and 2x1TB HDDs are just a tad more expensive. You can even use notebook HDDs if you want, haha.
Also, I would have cut the memory by half and remove the SSD for getting these 2 cards. Also... you really needs to change your SBM... it is ridiculous at this point.