I wanted a machine with a workstation board (I specifically wanted to be able to use vpro and have vt-d virtualization direct hardware access) which is why I went with such an expensive C226 board. Ordered everything off newegg and I got it next day (live near their facility in Los Angeles). Originally spent $499 on the video card but when the price dropped 2 days later I got newegg to credit me the difference. Extremely happy with this build so far, originally installed windows server 2012 but the graphics card drivers were not playing well and I realized I was just better off using windows 8. Runs as a sickbeard/sabnzdb/couchpotato/plex server. Got hyper-v setup on it and I'm configuring windows server 2012 in a vm. I have the operating installed on the ssd. The mechanical hard drives are setup in a storage pool for redundancy, when they get close to filling I'll add another 2 to double the storage pool to 6 tb. I was very very impressed with the quality of the 650d case, very solid and I've never had an easier time doing cable routing. Airflow is great from both all the fans and the cable management keeping cables behind the motherboard. I was surprised to see the sata hot swap dock on the top of the case and the fan controller as those were both nice surprises. Edit: I ordered an acer K272HUL 1440p 27" monitor (wanted a 4k display but the cheaper ones are 30 hz) and 2 more 3 tb seagate barracuda drives as my current storage pool is filling up. I got such a large power supply and the 280x (despite them being overpriced right now) because I was looking at long term upgradability. When the time comes, I'll drop another 280x in there and crossfire.
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