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Thanks to eBay I was able to assemble the following parts for surprisingly little. 1. Supermicro SC846E16-R1200B 24 Bay 4U Chassis with 2x 1200Watt 80plus Gold PSU. 2. Supermicro X8DT6-F Motherboard 3. 2x Intel Xeon x5570 cpu's. 4. 32gb Hynix DDR3 Server Ram (4 x 8gb) 5. Supermicro passive heatsinks (brand new in the box) I loaded Win Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (already had) and installed 17.5TB worth of HD's (already had). More to be added later. Everything I got from eBay could have passed for new and it all works flawlessly. I decided to go with Drivepool versus RAID / SS / other solutions for 2 reasons 1. Worst case senario all I can loose is a what's on the failed HD. The remainder of the pool leaves my data unmolested and accessible in any Windows computer (this is important to me). 2. I've been using it for quite some time now and it's proven to be totally reliable and simple (too simple but very good at what it does). I'll be using this server for the following - 1. Data Storage 2. Media Server 3. Backups. 4. Blue Iris Server Given the expandability of this system, it will probably outlive me. Yes, it's noisy and sucks up the juice but it won't be running 24/7 and it's not located in a people area so neither matters. Excluding the HD's and SW which I already had, The system cost me well under $1000. I'm happy.