Originally Posted by tompsonn
I was about to say that PSU was way overkill, then the second image loaded! LOL.
I quite like that RAID controller, also.
Originally Posted by dbrittain
Looks like a good setup, I would recommend some better quieter fans as many stock 4U cases how extremely loud ones. I use LSI cards at work all of the time, and I must say they are very robust and easy to work with. Are you planning on using ZFS?
I don't plan on using ZFS as far as I am aware, it isn't incredibly stable, and it isn't officially supported in linux. The official platform (Solaris if I remember), isn't something I enjoy using either.
Originally Posted by Ironman517
3TB drives have better $/GB right now. so you can get less drives and more space for less money.
This will allow you to add to your setup later. I personally would only start with a couple of drives and add more later. I am assuming you are software raiding and normally (well atleast unraid) it will allow you to add more drives at a later time without an issue.
I am starting out with twenty to start because the time it would take to continually add drives and have it rebuild the index, wouldn't be worth my time. I am on a budget so the higher priced drives will not work. Plus, I may be getting different drives, don't know yet.
Originally Posted by appleg33k85
I'm assuming as a server build you're not looking to o/c your processor - a 2600 might be better suited for the build (more threads if you're running multiple VM's or a plain 2500) and maybe some SSD cache drives.
I only really use VM's every now and then (1 is generally always on), though I did look at i7's, I am not sure if the benefit will greatly weigh up everything.