Kinda bummed that I missed an excellent deal on an 8 port 3ware RAID card that could have been used in this build. I think it was ~$150 for some reason, and I backed out. It looks like all of the options are well above that. I do have the 4 port version of the 3ware 9650....if I can use that and one of the cards you mentioned, I'll be right in the ball park of where I need to be. I'm probably going to have to pick this up piece by piece. Thanks for the suggestions.
2/15/14 at 1:43pm