Man I have some ideas, but I’m trying to take the cheapest most effective route at this point. Then later I will upgrade to what I want. I guess I’m just putting builds together and waiting to see what’s worth it and what isn’t. Luckily I’m on a single PC as of right now. I’d definitely prefer to have a RAID 10 setup since I’m not the best when it comes to backups.
I’ve been checking out some PC cases. They seem to be limited to only 2x 2.5 HDD slots in most cases. I can use 6 (and more if I needed it) in my current case which is an older case. I don’t really care for all the RGB stuff, but it seems liquid cooling has taken up the space where HDD or removable HDD cages used to be. I have a removable HDD cage in my build, but I’m currently running 2 different RAIDs so I have it installed. SSDs can be installed directly on the board which is cool, but replacing HDDs are easy and more affordable when it comes to storage capacity. I’m not sure how long a SSD running RAID setups would perform with a lot of backups throughout the year. At least with an HDD it will be much less expensive to keep the RAID going.
I’m not going a lot of gaming on my PC like I used to so I was simply going to transfer my Fury X to my next build for now. As you saw above I’m STILL playing game @ 4K in 2019 with no issues. It’s time for a better architecture and CPU. I want a 8-Core Ryzen, but I think I might have to settle for the 6 core and decently priced motherboard (B550 or something).