Ive decided to build a RAID 5 since Im getting tired of burning dvds. I dont really care about the speed as much as the redundancy since I've lost hard disks before. I want to build it with about 4 or 5 disks. My entire system will not be the raid, just some drives, and not my boot drive.
My question is should I be looking at buying a separate raid card, and is there one you recommend, or is an onboard raid card on a motherboard fine?
If onboard is fine, I have to buy a new socket 75 motherboard anyway (since my current one is dead, is there any one that you recommend?)