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Gaming Rig only- any reason to RAID 2 HDDs along with my existing SDD?

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The good news is I have discretionary income. The bad news is I like to buy parts without really knowing everything I should.

I just built the rig in my sig. Most of it is overkill for WoW, CoD, HoN, Rift etc.

I don't want to burn out my SSD unnecessarily.

Is there any reason for me to use some HDDs in this rig if its just for gaming?

I saw this newegg deal today and it seems stupid cheap for me to just buy 2-3 of these and mess around with RAID 5. I really know nothing substantial about RAID setups. Is there a point to doing this on a game only comp or am I just buying parts for lolz?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts. Obv I got a lot of reading to do as a new member.
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I don't have any drivesother than an SSD in my sig rig (which is primarily for gaming).

I have several external drives which I use to backup whatever I need. As long as your primary SSD is big enough (and 160GB is), you should be fine.
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Thanks for the response. My wife has my 'hand-me-down' desktop one which I keep all my important files. I back everything up there to 2 externals. I won't even post those specs because some people will want to punch me in the face for giving her that computer.


On a separate note your rig has a lot of similarities.
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I run my OS off of a Vertex3 and use two Western Digital RE4's in a RAID0 array for most data. I run all my Steam games from the RAID array so they still load very fast. Also have a WD Caviar Blue for backup.
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