Building a new rig from an old rig

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Hey guys, so I built a computer in about 2008, and it had a 500gb hard drive @5200rpm or 7200rpm (I think 7.2k if I remember correctly) I will be buying a amd fx-8350 combo which includes cpu, motherboard and ram.

As I am going to use my 500gb hard drive with windows vista installed, I plan on later on buying a 1tb hard drive so that I can run 1.5tb.

The question is, is this possible? I don't want 2 separate hard drives with diff data, I want to combine them, and run them in raid 0 for a performance benefit. As the hard drive has windows vista, i'll upgrade it to windows 7, so I might just clear the whole system and start fresh.

To run in raid 0: do the hard drives need to be the same exact size and speed? Please help me out as it's been a while since i've done this stuff.
 
Yes, RAID 0 is possible. The two drives will spin at the lowest speed, so if your old drive is at 5400 RPM, then the new drive will also spin at 5400 RPM. You will only be able to use 500 GB. If you use JBOD, though, you'll get your full 1.5 TB.
If you have about 500$, you can get the 4690K, the Hyper 212 EVO, the Asus Z97-A and some quality 8 Gb RAM:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.66 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($78.30 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $533.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-26 17:23 EDT-0400
All the parts you need plus the cooler and the HDD for about 534$.
 

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My plan so far is to get the fx8350, gigabite 990fx mobo, 8gb of ram, and get a $40 wireless card, all that together will be $400, then i can upgrade the video card in the future and sell my old 1
 

If you can spare the extra 134$ (and that's with the new hard drive), the upgrade would be MUCH more worth it as
1, The 460K is MUCH stronger than the 8350
2, The LGA 1150 socket offers a WAY better upgrade path
 

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true but the i5 is just marginally better, and I'm not going to be gaming crazy either. not much of a benefit for the price in my book
 

AMD's cores are WAY weaker than Intel's, but AMD compensates for that by adding more.
 

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