Case: Lian Li PC-Q25
PSU: Silverstone 400W
Processor: Intel Core i3 3220
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-I (it's mini-ITX)
RAM: 2x 4GB DDR3
HDD: 7x3TB 2.5" Toshiba (7200rpm)
HDD: 750GB 2.5" WD Black (7200rpm)
PCIe card: MSI Star SATA6 Expansion card (Marvell SE9128)
I didn't want to build one that is too big, so I opted for the PC-Q25 which is a ITX case. It can take in 7 3.5" drives and 1 2.5" drive, and has 2 case fans. The power draw required would probably be low. I'm wary of cheap PSU, while the Silverstone 400W might be a wee bit overkill. It has 3 4-pin molex and 4 SATA power pinout. I had to use the 4-pin molex splitter for the case fan -- the motherboard only has a single connection for the case fan, while the casing takes in 3 4-pin molex for the 4 drives.
|Tight tight tight...|
Ok, the hardware is set up, my next post(s) will be on setting up the software (Ubuntu 12.04LTS and other stuff).