Yes, thanks phaser, got the part about the 2013 post, and thanks Ixian, I've read about leaving 10% of an SSD free, but I appreciate the reminder. I appreciate the continuing interest in separate drives as well -- for individualized security settings and permissions, I now see. How might I set them by the way? What happens when we do not create a firewall around them? I'm a quick study, but I'm new to this stuff.
Also, so as not to leave your generous advice in the dark, my new system, so far, looks like it will consist of the following:
CPU: Intel i7 Quad Core 4790K, 88W / 4.0 GHz (before overclocking)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB
RAM: 16 GB (2 x 8) Kingston DDR3 - 1600
MB: Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2
SSD (main): 1 TB Samsung 840 EVO 2.5 inch (SATA III)
Power: Seasonic x 850W
Cooling: Gelid Tranquillo fans
... and I'm open to suggestions. Been workin' a lot of extra time to get this bad boy. The emphasis will be on quiet -- not the fastest, but certainly not the slowest.