I'm in the process of building a new system, but I'm concerned with my overall system speed being degraded by certain components. I'm curious to know of others' experience with such situations, and what common/potential bottlenecks I should be aware of.
Could a 7200RPM HD reduce the overall speed achievable with a high performance 6 core processor and high performance RAM, and if so how noticeable could the difference be? If I were to build a system using some budget components, might I as well purchase all budget components?
I don't want shopping advice, but if anyone could help me identify potential issues I might be looking at, that would be greatly appreciated.