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- Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme6 (that supports up to 10 SATA drives)
- Memory: F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ (2x2GB) or F3-1600C9D-8GAB (2x4GB)
- SSD: Crucial MX100 Series 128GB/256GB/512GB
- HBA: Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 x 2 (supports 16 SATA drives in total)
Thanks Rene

I see Microcenter has an older version of this board that has 4 instead of 10 sata controllers @ 3gbs but not the one you suggested is there another board option and would I use the same memory?

Will the Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 be compatible with larger 4-6 TB HDD

What size ssd would you suggest with window server 2011 and flexraid? Was the PSU enough for this server build? Is the i7 overkill or should I be okay?

Last question which HDD do you prefer in servers like this?
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Several others:

ASRock Z97 Extreme6, Z97 Extreme4, Z87 Extreme6, Z87 Extreme4
ASUS Z97-PRO, Z87-PRO, Z87-PLUS

Memory should work with any mb.

Yes, AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 supports any 4-6TB HDD.

MX100 256GB SSD is a good choice, it's only $110 at Micro Center, I guess.

750W PSU is enough for 20-25 HDDs.

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Several others:

ASRock Z97 Extreme6, Z97 Extreme4, Z87 Extreme6, Z87 Extreme4
ASUS Z97-PRO, Z87-PRO, Z87-PLUS

Memory should work with any mb.

Yes, AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 supports any 4-6TB HDD.

MX100 256GB SSD is a good choice, it's only $110 at Micro Center, I guess.

750W PSU is enough for 20-25 HDDs.
Thanks Rene

I really appreciate your help
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My move is finally at hand in a few days, I'll be ordering parts for my build today. I posted previously, but just double checking:

CPU Intel Pentium G3240 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor $63.99 @ NCIX
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $132.00 @ Vuugo
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $104.98 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case $89.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Newegg Canada
Total $460.94

Build is to be a server+frontend to output XBMC to my TV. I will be plopping in my various HDs from my desktop, looking at a proper NAS come Xmas time.

renethx you mentioned a cheaper Celeron before, I am considering that. Also, what is a decent, cheap SSD I could get for this? It would dual boot linux+Win7 and run MySQL, XBMC, sabnzbd, few other services/daemons.

Thanks very much for any help !!
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My move is finally at hand in a few days, I'll be ordering parts for my build today. I posted previously, but just double checking:

CPU Intel Pentium G3240 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor $63.99 @ NCIX
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $132.00 @ Vuugo
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $104.98 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case $89.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Newegg Canada
Total $460.94

Build is to be a server+frontend to output XBMC to my TV. I will be plopping in my various HDs from my desktop, looking at a proper NAS come Xmas time.

renethx you mentioned a cheaper Celeron before, I am considering that. Also, what is a decent, cheap SSD I could get for this? It would dual boot linux+Win7 and run MySQL, XBMC, sabnzbd, few other services/daemons.

Thanks very much for any help !!
Yes, Celeron G1840 is also as good as Pentium G3240. The only differences are 2.8GHz vs. 3.1GHz and 2MB cache vs. 3MB cache (and the price of course), none of which is essentially important in video playback.

As for SSD, I recommend Crucial MX100 256GB, ~$110 or even 512GB if you want more storage space (fast and cheap).
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