I really like what you guys have done. bjp... that thing is massive
. I love the custom work that you did.
Mine is fairly simple...
Case: Lian-Li PC-A16B (same one Tom uses on some builds)
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 750 watt (60A on the 12v rail!)
CPU: Intel E660
CPU Cooler: Scyth Ninja Mini
Memory: XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT-P35-TSR (8 on board SATA ports)
PROMISE SATA300 TX4 PCI SATA II Controller Card (2 of them)
Intel Pro 1000 Gigabit NIC
Chenbro SK33502BK Blackplane (3 of them)
3 80mm replacement fans for the Chenbro backplanes (stock ones were VERY loud)
Current hard drives:
2 1TB drives
2 750 gig drives
2 640 gig drives
1 320 gig drive
1 250 gig drive (as cache)
I like the case because it's just small enough to house 15 drives. The only problem I had was figuring out what to do with all the cables. The bottom 2 backplanes were pretty easy... but working on the top backplane with the PSU up there as well proved to be a challenge. The PSU doesn't have modular cables which is a pretty big drawback for a case of this size. I was able to route all the unused ones to the back side of the case... out of site and out of the way.
It took some time connecting SATA, power, and fan cables on the top backplane. If I need to get up there again I'll have to push the backplane out of the case a bit and remove most of the PSU in order to get my hands in there. Then I need a flashlight, needle nose plyers, and a lot of patience
. All the SATA cable connections to the top backplane where made outside of the case because there's no way I could get everything routed smoothly once the backplane was in the case.