Not state-of-the-art but pretty close!!
A couple questions for you if you don't mind:
1. Have you noticed much difference between running 2GB RAM vs. 1GB RAM? I've recently got 2GB (4x512MB Corsair TwinX non-pro) of RAM, but just running 1GB at a time the last few months to test each pair first. I will be running both pairs in the near future when I next crack open my case ...
2. How do you like the 10K Raptors, especially with regards to data transfer speeds, heat and noise? I was considering getting a pair, but since the recent articles about RAID 0 not being any better than non-RAID, I am now considering getting a pair of SATA 250GB HD's which may cost not a whole lot more, but have more capacity (never thought I could have half a terabyte in my system ).
Hello there, CR6
1. Not really much in standard use, but with games like DOOM 3 and HL2 coming out where I want to run them in hi-res I decided probably more is better. I also do sometimes store and view hi-res images on the rig (which are quite big, 3200x2000 sometimes), instead of my Mac I find it useful. I also found that's it's faster in motherboards with 4 Ram slots, that it's faster to use just two slots inst ead of four. (2x1Gb instead of 4x512).
2. The Raptors are fine and are as smooth as silk for me. I was originally going to use a 36Gb Raptor as a system drive with a 160GB Seagate SATA HDD for games and mp3s, but because I'm using the rig mainly for gaming, I decided to go for speed. I don't really trust RAID when it comes to storage for just everyday use, and having read that article you mentioned, I'm glad I didn't.