Originally Posted by xaviergzz
1200watt no real need I am sure that I can get away with 850W.
Soft raid... well I ran out of budget. I will be using the integrated raid. I know lame. but dont have any more money in the budget.
What do you suggest
What is the server for? If its to hold a DB, it's gonna be the most powerful slow DB ever. You know what I mean? If it is for DB work, you need hardware RAID.
Trim the fat. You don't need/waste on a 1200w psu. You're not using gpus so all you need is to feed a standard 150w cpu and drives, add a bit of padding I figure 500w tops.
You don't need the WS board. Get the regular P9X79. All the Asus X79 class boards are top end as it is. That's where I'd start.
If you are set on RAID 5, I'd at least look at the cheap Dell Perc cards, it's been so long since I looked at those but I'm sure the storage forum guys will have you pointed the right way.