Feb 142010
 

Wes Morgan suggested this:

  1. Athena Power CA-SWH01BH8 Pedestal case $270
  2. Antec CP-850 850W PSU $109
  3. Samsung SATA CD/DVD Burner $20 (+ $8 shipping)
  4. Intel S3200SHV LGA 775 Intel 3200 m/b $200
  5. Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 CPU $190
  6. SATA cables $60
  7. Supermicro LSI MegaRAID 8 Port SAS RAID Controller $118
  8. Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM ECC $97

Total price with shipping $1100 roughly.

And like Wes says, $400 less than the Supermicro.

I also like the above with this Supermicro case:

  1. SUPERMICRO CSE-743T-645B Black 4U Pedestal Chassis w/ 645W Power Supply $320
  2. Samsung SATA CD/DVD Burner $20 (+ $8 shipping)
  3. Intel S3200SHV LGA 775 Intel 3200 m/b $200
  4. Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 CPU $190
  5. SATA cables $60
  6. Supermicro LSI MegaRAID 8 Port SAS RAID Controller $118
  7. Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM ECC $97

Total price with shipping, roughly $1,040. The main difference, you get a Supermicro case with a PSU.

Another interesting SATA card is the SYBA SY-PEX40008 PCI Express SATA II 4 port card for $60.

Moses/Amertrash also has this SAS3042e (pdf) which contains the LSISAS1064 chipset and can support up to four SATA devices. It is, more or less, this card from Newegg.

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