Server Hardware Recommendation--Hot SWAP case in particular
Posted on 2013-06-11
I just had a horrible experience ordering a Dell t420 Server. It took 2 weeks to get here and then even before turning it on I noticed that they has nit given me the right parts for remote server install. Then trying to return took from 10AM to 2PM yesterday. Reminded me of how many of my encounters with Dell have been so very unpleasant and so I want to try to build my own server. I used to always do this until I fell out of a tree and broke my back. However I am now so frustrated I want to give this a try again. So (to get to my actual question finally) what tower case can you recommend that has at least 6 hot swap bays? I will be building a server for a small company that runs Great Plains Dynamics with SQL databases but has only 10 users connecting to the database. Then what recommendation would you have for a motherboard and raid controller? These are the most critical parts to me--unless you think I am overlooking something. Thanks.