Ok, so I have a regular gaming PC that I like to run Scsi drives on, so I went all out and bought a 350$ pci express Dell Poweredge X8 Raid controller. And, of course, I have a few questions here. 1. this might sound dumb, but the card is x8 speed, is it ok to have it hooked into a x16 slot? and should i change the timing of the slot to x8 in bios? 2. I have 2 36gb 15k rpm scsi drives attached to this raid controller. I want the maximum performance possible, i dont care at all about data integrity or anything else, and i love to multitask, e.g., run a virus scan while burning a dvd and playing rainbow six: vegas. I have a dual core amd cpu. I have a read a bit about raid in here, but it seems different for every system, would you advise using raid 0 or 1? and GPT or MBR for the partition type? (i dont run a server) 3. I am wondering which drive i should install windows vista to now: my sata 2 drive, or my raided scsi drives? i will use one for gaming, and the other drive for the OS. at the moment i use the raid scsi drives for my games, IDE for storage, and my sata 2 drive for vista. 4. since i installed this poweredge card, my system has heated up by about 6 degrees celsius. should i raise/lower voltage on my psu, or just add some cooling? 5. feel free to comment on anything else i might have missed, lol. btw, before i formatted the raid drives in windows, i got an 81.2 mb/s read time in HD Tach, and after i partitioned them, it dropped to 41.2! now i am really wondering what raid setting to use, etc.