Since I basically took wheel's build (made by garycase), his pictures will suffice But I thought I'd put down my overall experience:
- Fractal R5 Case
- Supermicro MBD-X10SL7-F-O Mobo
- Corsair RM650 PSU
- Crucial 16gb (2x8gb) Sever Memory
- Xeon E3-1241v3
- Samsung 850 EVO SSD
- 6x HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN 4TB drives
The build went pretty smoothly, I added in a Bitfenix Spectre Pro 140mm fan to the front, since I had one lying around. The fans were a bit louder than I was expecting, but I'm not concerned at all. The noise reduction material is fantastic.
Unfortunately for me, I forgot to get more cables for the PSU (only came with two SATA power cables). Because of that, My SSD had to go from behind the motherboard to one of the drive bays. I plan on getting two more drives, so I'll get my SSD back behind the motherboard soon enough.
Precleared all the drives just once, no reallocated sectors or dead drives! It took about 43 hours for each drive, and I did 3 at a time. Then it was a simple matter of getting the array up and running. Now I have to copy about 14TB worth of data over to it.
Other notes: The iKVM provided by the motherboard is so very useful. It allows me to remotely control the server even though I'm 10 feet away from it on the treadmill. Technology