Thanks alot man. It really helped. I also contacted them and will dedicate today and the weekend to read more about this stuff.
Though I am in Canada, and based on my search on this thread, they don't ship here? If so, my option would be to get Norco 4224 and use similar parts inside. Do you guys see any issues with this idea? I just don't know what parts would be good to use that are cheap and fast enough for storage and playback of a single file by a single device, which is what the majority here uses them I guess?
So far I wrote down:
XLF-F1453 140mm LED Orange Case Fan
Which CPU, mobo and RAM would be best? Should I get at least 8GB DDR3? I would appreciate any advice.
For instance someone here mentioned using:
Dual 1207-pin Socket F with 1 AMD Opteron Quad Core 2346HE @ 1.8GHz
It looks like this is around $20 on ebay. But does it matter if you use something like that or say:
Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Server Processor
I know that Xeon is way more expensive, but would you see any difference in performance for storage operations i.e. parity, validation, checks, etc. I assume they are fairly limited by disks but maybe the calculations use a lot of CPU?
Thanks again guys