Ok guys, the time has come for me to actually use the parts and pieces I have bought and had lying around to upgrade my system. Here is what I have to install: 1) Thermal paste (Getting some tonight) 2) Another 30G Raptor (going to put it in AID0 for performance) 3) 160G Maxtor HD for storage 4) 2x 120mm Thermaltake fans (optional as I already have 3 120mm fans, may replace two noisy ones) I am in the process of moving files which I may need to my wifes computer, and I plan to format and re-install XP. Here is what I need help with: What potential problems will I run into? Especially in setting up the RAID0 Ways to avoid potential problems BEFORE they arise.. etc... My current system specs: ASUS P4B 800E - DELUXE mother board Pentium 3.2 Prescott 2GB memory: TWINX Corsair matched Set BFG 6800GT video card I will also throw in a wrench: I have a tigerdirect giftcard for $100 which I have not spent yet, and can be used for upgrade of components if you think it could make a difference prior to a complete system overhaul. I am a gamer, but I do not have any games which tax my system to its fullest yet. FEAR ran the slowest, but I would lower one or two settings and it would run flawlessly. SO.. Ideas thoughts... concerns? Thanks for any and all input.... Mike A!