I am purchasing new equipment for a computer that I am building. My wife does graphic design and I do some video editing. I have purchased a i7 920, 6GB of ram(may upgrade to 12GB), and a Asus x58 deluxe motherboard. I was thinking about buying some new hard drives (currently using old IDE drives, with exception of a Raptor), when I realized that I have a bunch of extra disks laying around at work from some servers.
I have 2 36GB 15000k SAS drives and 4 73GB 15000k SAS drives. I think that I want to use these now. I am thinking of setting up a RAID 0 config with the 36GB drives, and a RAID 5 with the 73GB drives. Now the question that I have is what kind of RAID controller should I look at? The board has a 1x pci-x slot and 2 8x pci-x slots that i will not be using for graphics.
Any recommendations as to what to use? I would like to keep it as cheap as I can without killing performance.