SSD vs 3 HDD's with RAID 5 configuration
In my next gaming build I am trying to decide whether or not to use SSD or HDD for my hard drive. I understand all the differences between the two so that is not what I'm asking. Price will play a big role. I think right now a SSD is like $1.00/GB whereas HDD is $0.10/GB? If so wouldn't it make more sense to use 3 HDD's with RAID 5 configuration set up on them? If so the 70% cheaper method seems more appealing to me, however I haven't accounted for the HDD controller(s). I'm mainly asking this to people with experience between the two as I have never implemented a SSD into a system before. Assuming I buy reliable HDD's (@7200 or 10000rpm) wont the cheaper method be fast enough to the point where I was better off not paying 70% more? I understand boot time would be faster with SSD but I'm not extremely impatient and I understand cooling the system would come into play but if I'm building a gaming rig I'm going to use a good cooling case, maybe one in the BTX form factor because 3 HDD's might obstruct the airflow in some cases, but I'll have case fans and probably some bay fans to cool the HDD's. What are your thoughts on the matter?