I'm hoping to get a new desktop sometime in the near future. And I've been looking at purchasing this : 8-Core 2.26Ghz 8GB RAM 1 x 640GB HDD 2 x GT120's 1 x Superdrive Airport Extreme Wi-Fi card I already have two samsung 23" screens which I will be hooking up to the DVI ports. I was looking to possibly get this, and then taking the standard HDD and putting it into Drive 2. I was going to purchase the following separately: 1 x Intel X25-M G2 80GB (Will go in Bay 1 as Boot drive) 1 x 500GB WD Caviar Green (Will go in Bay 3) 1 x 1TB WD Caviar Green (Will go in Bay 4) I was going to use the X25-M for the OS and documents alone. The drive it comes with would be put into drive 2, and I would store all apps, videos, music etc on there. I was hoping if I could possibly run RAID1 without the stupidly expensive RAID card from Apple so that I could setup a mirror system between the Intel, and the drive it comes with so that they are setup to mirror with the 1TB Drive. Or possibly having a mirror system just from the time machine backup drive. The 500GB Drive would be used as a TimeMachine backup and as an extra storage drive in case the other one does end up full. I was wondering if anyone else has a setup similar to this? Or any comments on any changes. Also any input on the RAID would be greatly appreciated. I was also curious : As the new Mac Pro has the processor tray instead of the riser cards now, do the sticks of RAM still have those heatsinks on them?