I've never used Spinpoint or whatever they're called, but for me, the WD Cavair Blacks have been great. If you want more transfer, opt for the SATA III, (the motherboard has to support it) and don't forget to purchase SATA III cables.
Also, again against the recommendations of everybody, I suggest NOT to go with RAID 0 with SSDs, for the simple fact that I am 100% sure he WILL NOT use it to it's fullest potential. Again, a lot of users on this forum are not running that configuration, and I'm sure we're more of a power user than he is.
Again, what I feel people should understand is that, just because the guy's budget is 1900$ DOES NOT mean you have to go up to 1900$. I can spec a great build for much less than that. I think what you've got is good enough, you can even cut out the SSD and do three 1TB drives and go RAID 5 (which is basically RAID 0+1).
Also, are you getting a dedicated RAID controller? If not, I suggest scrapping the second 1TB drive, and opting for an external drive with a simple robocopy script to copy files over to it. Then set up a Windows schedule to run it every so often. That way he can save more money.
There are countless ways to do things, the more expensive way isn't always the best.
Originally Posted by Icarus_Apothica
whats the likelihood of a ssd dying?
Not that great from what I hear. Should outlast HDDs if that's what you're wondering. No moving parts, so no mechanical failure. Just wear only.