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U.2 boot drive, dual M.2 RAID storage drives?

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I'm building a new system, top of the line, best I can buy, custom liquid cooling, and I'm building this system for 2 reasons. First off I want the ultimate gaming system, I was super fast load speeds, super fast and excellent graphics, no load lag, I want to the baddest of the baddest gaming experience possible but secondly, and mainly, I am building something to show off my abilities, skills, and hardware capabilities. I am getting into case modding, and overclocking, and I want something I can display and show off to attract attention to my name and reputation as a system builder. Anyways, as part of my learning experience and because this is one of the biggest, and baddest projects I have taken on I have some questions.

I just bought the Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme MB and I am trying to decide what direction I want to go when it comes to SSDs. My MB has 1 U.2 connector, and up to 3 M.2 connectors. I was thinking I could get an Intel 750 drive for my OS boot drive and use 2 M.2 SSDs in a RAID 0 set up for installing all my games and applications so they load and write super fast. Is that something I should consider or does anyone have any better suggestions for better performance.

Im not to worried about storage because I have a RAID NAS storage device on my home network that I have connected to my 10GB/s ASUS network adapter so anything I need to store such as media is a whole different subject

Also on my MB I have 1 M.2 slot in between the lower PCI slots and 2 M.2 slots are located on a adapter card that is inserted into a DIMM.2 slot to the right of the memory slots which also has an adapter that allows you to install a fan onto the DIMM.2 dual M.2 SSD card to cool the SSDs. When using a M.2 SSD should I just use the slot in between the PCI slots or should I use the DIMM.2 adapter card?

I originally wanted to run a RAID 0 set up with 2 intel 750 U.2 drives but I only have 1 U.2 adapter on my board and I wasn't to fond of using an M.2 to U.2 adapter card because if the minimal space between my GPUs and because I don't think it looks very well.

Anyway it seems like you have somewhat of an Idea what I am going for, and what I am working with so what suggestions do you have for me. Remember, I am learning. I know computers, hardware more then software, but I am by no means a computer genius but I've build many systems over my years and have taught everything I know so far myself though years of reading, asking questions, and trial and error. I appreciate any ideas and suggestions you have and am willing to try anything that is going to look good and perform superbly.

Also on another note, I don't know much about ASUSs VROC PCIe 3.0 x16 M.2 card, so if that is something I should look into for my RAID 0 set up, let me know and I would love to learn more and consider that option. Anything you can inform me about this piece of hardware and how much better if any the performance is.

Edited by MacZack87 - 12/12/17 at 4:43am
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Thanks for all your input, I've learned so much from all your great ideas...

Did I ask a stupid question or something? I figured I would get some kind of response but I guess not. Thanks anyways, hope I get more help in the future with any other problems or questions that I may come across during my build and learning process.
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