Built to replace a similar style build from 2009, this has an upgraded RAID controller, SSDs in place of 15krpm SAS drives, a larger data partition and a newer video card (upgraded from 570).
this build will be in testing for a while until windows 10 is released, then it'll become my daily use rig, pushing out the current build which will retire to the lab for ad hoc builds.
hardware RAID is essential for me as my rigs run 24x7 and I don't have time to rebuild a PC every time a drive fails. 32GB of ram will support multiple VMs and allow me to create multiple virtual machines at the same time and still get reasonable performance.
Using pro series drives for longer life and slightly better performance This system is noticeably quieter than my old server chassis based build, the larger intake fans seem to work well.
I'm not too worried about cabling and all the glowy stuff is turned off, as there's no windows on this case.