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Now that all the parts are on their way I had some questions about building the actual computer and setting it up.

-Should I use the driver cd's that are included with all of my hardware or download all the drivers off the internet? Is there an easy way to make sure I have all the up to date drivers?

-I bought two 1TB Spinpoints and am planning on putting them in a RAID1 array. Should I set the array up after I install windows on the ssd? I have never set up a RAID array before so any advice would be helpful.

-I bought a PCI wireless internet card since my router is in a different room of my house. Should I use wired internet to setup and install windows first in case I need a driver for the wireless?

-Last question I have is more about case airflow. should I install my 6870 in the middle pci express slot and the pci wireless card above it? I was thinking this might be better because the wireless card might block the fan on the gpu from pushing heat away efficiently. I am probably overthinking this though...

Thanks!

Edit: Forgot to mention that I got the Asus P8P67 Pro Motherboard
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i5 2500k 4.5 GHz ASUS P8P67 Pro B3 Revision Sapphire HD6870 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
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Crucial C300 64GB | Samsung Spinpoint 1TB x2 |... CM Hyper 212+ Windows 8 Professional (x64) ASUS 23" 2ms 
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CM Storm Quickfire Pro Cherry Browns Corsair TX650 CM Storm Scout Razer Deathadder 2013 
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