Just keep in mind that with RAID-0, if either drive fails you lose *everything* on the array. Furthermore, Seagate drives have had a rather spotty track record these past few years so the odds may be against you!
If you decide to go the RAID-0 route anyway, make sure anything you care about gets backed up.
If it's loud at idle, that will irritate me pretty quickly. I've googled the cooler for one, the fan looks weedy - Is it only 80mm?
just brew it! wrote:
I don't recall the size of the stock fan. I can measure it for you when I get home tonight if you want...
Weedy indeed -- the stock fan is only 70mm
, and if that wasn't bad enough, it is also a slim profile fan. Even *more* noise! Yay!
At least the heatsink itself looks a little nicer than the ones they were using back in the Phenom II days. But without a way to attach a larger fan to it (unless you want to do something really ghetto), it's still pretty useless unless you're deaf, or your build has serious constraints on the size of the HSF, or you're building a server you plan to shove in a closet out of earshot.
It would be really nice if AMD's CPUs were more widely available in OEM packaging (sans HSF). They could save themselves the cost of the stock cooler and the cost of shipping all those useless hunks of metal around. That ought to enable them to knock $10 off the retail price without hurting their bottom line; DIYers could put that $10 towards the purchase of a reasonable aftermarket cooling solution.