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I'm wondering what to do with my other two.

I'm thinking about a 500gb 32mb cache 7200rpm HDD to replace my 250gb main drive. SO I'll be using it for my OS and applications/games.

I can use Paragon Hard Disk Manager (comes free with Computer Shopper rather often) to copy my entire drive and move all my settings without a problem.

What should I do with the other two?

There's a 250GB and a 320GB HDD. I'm running low on storage (only 84GB left) The other 250GB would make sure I'm not running low. However, would there be any point setting up a RAID array seeing as I want to have plenty of storage space?
    
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You need two identical drives to setup a RAID, and seeing that you have all different drives, it's not possible.

You'll be like me, with an inordinate amount of space. I have over 1TB, and need all of it (Only have ~200GB free).
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You may want to take a look at this drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

It's one of the current top 7200 RPM drives and it has only two platters in it if I remember correctly, so it'll be quieter and perform better.

Here's the Tech Report's review of it: http://techreport.com/articles.x/14380
 
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You may want to take a look at this drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

It's one of the current top 7200 RPM drives and it has only two platters in it if I remember correctly, so it'll be quieter and perform better.

Here's the Tech Report's review of it: http://techreport.com/articles.x/14380
$25 cheaper than when I got it in May... Wow.

Amazing drive though, 596GB after format. I have no regrets. HDtach says 100MB\\s consistent read speeds.
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I'll be shopping on CCL Online or OverclockersUK.

At the moment I'm getting an Antec P182 Case, 2GB of OCZ SLI Ready RAM, some thermal grease remover and some Artic 5.

I'm torn between buying a new HSF or the HDD. It's one or the other, I think

Here's the one I've seen. It's the right price, imho

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...0(STM3500320AS)
    
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I'll be shopping on CCL Online or OverclockersUK.

At the moment I'm getting an Antec P182 Case, 2GB of OCZ SLI Ready RAM, some thermal grease remover and some Artic 5.

I'm torn between buying a new HSF or the HDD. It's one or the other, I think
Get OCZ Freeze instead of AS5. It'll shave off a couple degrees.

Also, you don't really need to buy anything to remove thermal paste. All I've ever had to use is some alcohol and some cotton swabs.
 
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The stuff I'm getting is some Critrus stuff. I'm not too fussed about the price of it, though. IT has a fair few uses in it.

Should I get a new HDD or the Asus Triton 79?
    
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