Originally Posted by kt6999
Originally Posted by Forceman
No, the PCIe 3.0 x8x8 provided by Z77 is plenty for SLI/CrossFire, and the sound card will run off the PCH.
That Dominator RAM is crazy overpriced also, can you live with just basic black RAM like the Vengeance LP? Do you really feel the need for 3 SSDs for gaming?
i think its worth it for the aestetics
Aesthetics are all well and good, but SSDs really won't help with gaming. All they do is shorten loading times, as in when you start the game or go to a new level. Truth be told, you probably need only two SSDs and two HDDs.
SSD1 (120GB) - Operating System, Critical Programs, Virus Scanners, Frequent Non-Gaming Use Programs
SSD2 (240GB) - High-end games (the ones with heftier requirements and/or that you play online), Photoshop, workhorse programs
HDD1 (1 or 2TB) - Lower end games, Data Storage, Occasional Programs
HDD2 (same capacity as HDD1) - Mirror this with HDD1
I would also recommend a 500GB HDD and a hot-swap rack, so you can back up the SSDs. Eventually you will want to get another HDD that you can back up the mirrored HDDs to, just to be safe.