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Just a full tower 42U server enclosure. Got it 2nd hand on ebay.
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
Work Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k Asus X99 Deluxe MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming/EK GPU Block Corsair 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
M4 128GB,C300 128GB, F3 1TB  480mm RAD, 655/top, 250mm RES, EK LX CPU Block windows 7 PRO 64bit Asus PB278Q 
PowerCase
Enermax Platimax 1500W Cosmos S 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600k ASUS P8Z77-V MSI GT 610 1GB Corsair 1333mhz 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 330 60GB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO W7 Corsair CX500M 
Case
Cooler Master Elite 334U 
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Main Rig
(15 items)
 
Work Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k Asus X99 Deluxe MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming/EK GPU Block Corsair 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
M4 128GB,C300 128GB, F3 1TB  480mm RAD, 655/top, 250mm RES, EK LX CPU Block windows 7 PRO 64bit Asus PB278Q 
PowerCase
Enermax Platimax 1500W Cosmos S 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600k ASUS P8Z77-V MSI GT 610 1GB Corsair 1333mhz 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 330 60GB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO W7 Corsair CX500M 
Case
Cooler Master Elite 334U 
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post #12 of 12
I'm using a 2720SGL for my server (RAID 10 and RAID 5), one for my workstation (RAID 5) and a IBM M1015 (RAID10) in another machine.

Softraid actually writes metadata on the disk so if the controller goes South, you just have to change the card and you should be good to go. The M1015 is hardware RAID but doesn't have any cache however both cards are cheap.

I scored the M1015 on eBay for $75 and the 2720sgl for $77.

I would recommend either. I like softraid better as they are more tolerant to TLER issues related and stuff. Hardware RAID like Adaptec, Dell.... should be used with Enterprise disks, more expensive of course.

Let's say I'm just frugal... biggrin.gif
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