Soooooo, i didnt expect daddy to hit mommy at the dinner table, BUT i really appreciate all the good info/banter that you guys had for me....I think its safe to say that REGARDLESS if two HBAs work or not I will be going with an expander....i think it will be cheaper in the long run....
So the Norco 4224, m1015, seagate 4tb hdds, 3 120mm fan adapter are all ordered....still holding off on a mobo for now but im thinking the ASRock Z87 Extreme6, probably overkill but it leaves me the option for expansion
Im also thinking 16gb or ram should do it (not really concerned with ESXi)...
Big decision for me will be whether to use WHS or not?!....it seems like the right way to go, i plan on using Flexraid to set up a pool....but my current server uses windows 7 to do Sabnzbd/sickbeard/couchpotato/etc which might be a pain in the ass to set up on WHS....anyone have any experience with that? Or should I just throw windows 8 on there and use flexraid and be done with it?
Again....thanks for the help guys! ...and the laughs
Streamcom Fanless FC5
Zotac Z68-ITX Wifi
Intel i3 2125
G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 8 GB x2
Mushkin Chronos 60GB SSD