Custom Made Workstation - What Motherboard to use!
Posted on 2015-02-17
This is not a software question but a Hardware one.
I want to build a powerful workstation that is to be used as a backup computer with the ability to virtualise backup images of multiple servers.
This are the components that would be ideal to have but do not know what motherboard would support the following requirements and a suitable computer case.
The motherboard is to be able to support the following:
- Xeon 6C CPU or dual CPU
- 64 GB RAM
- 1 x 256GB SSD Hard Disk
- 4 x 1TB SSD Hard Disks
- Sound, Video not important as only used as a BDR (Backup & Disaster Recovery) computer
- GB Network card (Dual if possible)
- Capable of supporting RAID 5
- CD/DVD R/W
- Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro
Any suggestions on a motherboard or system that meets the above requirements?