It's been a while since I've posted here. I hope everyone is doing excellent! I'm building a new PC soon and I'm trying to determine how I want the storage system configured. Ideally I would get an expensive (>$450.00) RAID/SAS controller card with 3 147GB SAS drives in a RAID 0 array. However, I cannot spend that money and expect to stay happily married. So alternatively I could get: A cheap controller card (<$150.00) and 1 or 2 SAS drives A more expensive card ($300-$400) and 1 SAS drive SSD drives? I haven't really looked into these too much due to the cost and size limitations Please give me your thoughts and perspectives on the options OR any options I haven't considered. BTW, I game (COD, Crysis, FarCry, FEAR..), listen to music, run quicken, and surf the web w/ my machine. Don't do video encoding, music mixing, or anything very intensive other than gaming. My objective is to have really fast boot times, fast map loading for games, fast virus scans, and fast music conversion to MP3.