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You are really helping me out, thank you so much.

It isn't that important, but I like having the extra bit of security. Yes that was what I was wondering about mixing controllers/arrays.

If there is one more thing you can do to help me:
I am on a strict budget and will actually be adding these HDD as different times as I get enough money for the next. Can you help me find card that can do what I need it to at a decent price. I will pick that one up eventually, but I would rather have the money go to the drives first. All I need is 2 port SATA3 that get get the bandwidth to backup 4 120MB/s write, and 150MB/s read (If I remember the specs right).
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-ServeRaid-M1015-SAS-SATA-PCI-e-RAID-Controller-LSI-w-Full-Height-Bracket-/140921219129?pt=US_Server_Disk_Controllers_RAID_Cards&hash=item20cf8f2839

Could always just start with your onboard once you get some drives...

As far as new and not eBay you really can't get a good RAID card for less than $250. A used Dell Perc 5i is another good choice around the same cost as the IBM.
Edited by wrigleyvillain - 2/28/13 at 5:54pm
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I was thinking of just manually copying the data I need to back up to a 3TB drive on another one of my mobo ports (It has six SATA3 and two SATA2). That way I dont need to worry about dual RAID configs, or another card. However, I was looking at this one: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Port-Express-eSATA-Controller/dp/B00952N2DQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1362106184&sr=1-6&keywords=sata+3

Oh, and thank you for all your help

EDIT: I see you have a custom water loop, I was thinking about making myself a custom case to set up a nice system. I understand there are a few rules that need to be followed (res has to be above pump or something...). But I was going to have two 3x140mm rads, one in intake, and the other on exhaust blowing across the mobo on opposite sides of the case, and maybe even extra fans on top blowing down onto the board. I need extra OC to help once I get RAID drives, and was wondering how efficient that would be. I was looking at Koolance products.
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Well that card doesn't do RAID (and only two ports total not four; jumper between external and internal) and, again, for less than $250 or so any card that does do RAID isn't much different than using your onboard; certainly is not better than the Intel controller. The IBM card, being an LSI entry-level enterprise RAID HBA, is. If you just need a couple more ports then a card like that one you linked will be fine. Though note it looks like an Asmedia 1061 chip card (decent SATA 3 controller) and those can be found on ebay for like $10.

Edit: Two rads much less two triple fan rads is likely total overkill unless you have a crazy powerful multi-GPU setup you are trying to cool as well on the same loop (and that does not appear to be the case). I am presently cooling my 3570K with a single fan 120MM rad mounted on the rear of my Prodigy and it never gets above 52C under full load (only around 1.2v but still). Also CPU overclock doesn't have much correlation to disk throughput even with crazy parity calculations needed and you won't have any with RAID 10. Maybe to squeeze some more bandwidth out of the pci-e bus but you won't be close to saturating it with mech HDDs.
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I'm asking for a bit of help, not someone to make sure I really need this.

But to answer your questions, yes. I do a lot of recording and editing, and after just a couple hours of recording, you can see 500GB of new video on your drives. On top of that, I have quite a few games each using between 4 to 8GB of drive space, and not to mention my editing/misc software.

If someone could answer another question - Can you set up multiple RAID configs (even if I need a new controller/multiple controllers) and is there a limit on the drives to use.

I don't get this whole defensive thing with some posters. I was just asking what you were using it for to get a more complete picture of what you are trying to accomplish to better tailor my advice and help, the same as I would do with any of my customers in my IT consultant role.
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