are you raiding the ssds? are you using a dedicated raid sata III card?
No raid, I'm going to assign each ssd to 4 storages: OS, recordings, samples, misc.
Ivy Bridge only has 2x Intel Sata III ports, and depending on the mobo 4x Intel sata II (and some have sata III 3rd party like marvels), but i would suggest to use for the ssd only the sata III ports, specially if you go into newer ssds like Samsung 840pro or Crucial M500, so this would mean to go with 2 instead of 4, 840pros are available in 512gb
, so you will still have your desired 1tb of ssd space with 2x SSDs. Or if you want a single 1tb ssd for all, then Crucial M500 has 960gb
, just out of stock everywhere (aside from 3rd party sellers), but should come soon back in stock. Or if you want to stay with samsung, and willing to drop a little from your desired 1tb to save some, you could go something like Samsung 840pro 256gb
for OS/Programs and Samsung 840 (none pro) 500gb
for your recodings/samples/misc.
Btw where are you getting Slipstream PWM fans? they are out of stock everywhere in the US....
You can find Scythe fans on eBay, it's bit costly though.
I suggest to test the included fan on the Macho, i like it, and you can always upgrade later. And for the case fans, if it starts to go expensive i would probably go with Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-S1 120mmx25mm Ultra Silent Fan - 850 RPM
reviewed by SPCR on Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalright
. Or if you want cheaper the Nexus BASIC D12SL-12 120mm
, its decent fan.