Hey guys, I'm going to be building a new 6-Core beast in these next few weeks, so i will probably be lurking around a bit more. I got a dirty deal on a 3930k and 180gb Intel 520 SSD to retire my Q6600 system. So my first question: which hard drive to choose for performance and reliability? 1. Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723020ALA640 2TB 64MB 7200RPM SATA 3 or 2. WD Caviar Black 2TB 64MB 7200 RPM SATA 3 I can't find much info on the Hitachi, my buddy says they are pretty durable drives, but does any know much more? I believe Hitachi is being bought out and don't know about the noise level, known issues. I've had tons of issues with WD but still respect them. I am flipping my 640gb Baracudas SATA2 for this. Rest of the setup I believe will be as follows as long as I can get it ordered i7 3930k Intel 520 180gb SSD (might buy a second later for RAID0) ASUS P9X79 Deluxe (believe it has the most SATA3 and USB3 ports) 32GB G.Skill Ripjaw Quad Channel Kit DDR3-1600 CL10 Corsair AX850 PSU Corsair 800D Case Zalman CNPS12X What I'm taking over from my old system X-Fi Titanium HD ASUS GTX460 (yeah for now, going to wait out nVidia's ripoff "game" till a 560 replacement comes and makes it "obsolete" easily. I quote as they love issuing driver updates for 6 months and claim the revision is MUCH MUCH better with no support for the last card) 2x Lite-On 20x DVD Burners Should I expect any compatability issues? RAID0 with Trim will work properly if I do upgrade? Also, is it worth going to a better Quad Channel kit or comparable? Usually it only yields 5-10fps benefits if I go like CL9 or something.... which is nothing. Overall, I don't look to OC I am looking to have something that is upgradeable/scalable for the future (i.e. RAID0, SLi, new board for Thunderbolt). Made some mistakes with this build like a small case, BFG vid card and shitty PSU (both which were changed). I'm pretty confident in ASUS and Corsair stuff usually.