I don't own an SR-2 yet, but I have the components necessary to build one (except the mobo...)
I currently have a Dell T5500 with a 5520 variant motherboard.
It's currently outfitted with two X5690s and 48GB of RAM (non-ECC, but I have 48GB of ECC as well.)
It's got a GTX980 in it
I recently upgraded the CPUs from X5647s to the 5690s:
So, my question is:
how much is the good price to pay for an SR-2 and what should I look out for?
is it worth it?
I feel like this PC is still competitive with even the latest i7.
I mostly use it for gaming, but I'm really hoping to get a new case so I can install more HDDs (I'm limited to 2 3.5" slots, so I use 2x 2.5" in an adapter and one 3.5" in the 2nd bay.)
I have a stack of 2TB WD Blacks that I'd like to use with an LSI RAID controller so I can have a RAID5 or 6 setup to go along with my 512GB SSD and my 1TB SSD
The SR-2 is really the only thing I can think of that will give me the piece of mind and the 'standardization' I'm looking for. The T5500 is all bespoke stuff (BTX-style case with daughterboard). I do worry about all the failures you guys seem to be reporting.