2017 Build

Part Manufacturer Model Notes
Motherboard Supermicro MBD-X11SSM-F-O
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1245 V5
RAM Samsung 2 x M391A2K43BB1-CPB 16GB each, ECC, Unregistered
Drives Western Digital 7 x WD80EFZX 8TB each, 5400 RPM
OS Drives Supermicro 2 x SSD-DM064-SMCMVN1 64GB each, X10 series
Chassis Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB 2U, 12 bays, rails
Backplane Supermicro BPN-SAS-826TQ
Power Supply Supermicro 2 x PWS-801-1R 800W each
SATA HBA Card LSI SAS 9211-8i Flashed to IT mode

Non-ECC RAM is destructive.

Select RAM from motherboards QVL list.

Chassis are cheap on eBay. Buy with cheap drive adapters and rails.

5400 RPM drives are quieter and cooler than 7200 RPM drives.

Purchase screws with drives. Supermicro bay enclosures require non-standard screws. Bolt Depot is much cheaper than OEM: Product #9724, Machine screws, Phillips flat head, Stainless steel 18-8, #6-32 x 3/16".