We are in the process of moving to SharePoint and are hiring a new person to join our IT department. Just like the last work rig, building in house is cheaper than going with an oem.
CPU: XEON E3 1230 V2 same as the last rig built for work, perfect fit for the job at hand.
Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO not nearly as hard to install as people say, just barely fits in the case, about 2mm of clearance.
Ram: 16 gb Should be enough to get the job done
Mobo: Asus P8B-x tried and true
Storage: Samsung evo 500gb SSD plenty of room to work with and fast boot times.
Video: Ati fire pro v4900 a card with workstation in mind.
Case: This may be the last time I ever buy a budget case. I can’t say enough bad things about this case so let me start with the good.
Well it does have cable management (barely, like really none at all) and a place for the ssd to go. It also has dust filters for the front and psu.
Now the bad
Only one exhaust fan. No top exhaust to even add another fan. Drive bays are not removable which is sad because I am only using one. Plus, the whole time I am working with it I was getting black marks all over my hands. Not sure if it is dye from the cables or just a bad paint job. Side panels feel cheap and do not come off without a bit of force. Almost forgot, the expansion port covers are not reusable, but wait it gets worse. When I went to put the usb 3.0 card in there was a problem with some random screw holes blocking the bottom slot.
I simply cannot recommend this as even a budget case.
Added a usb 3.0 card and asus xonar for sound since the mobo had neither.
forgot to add windows 7 pro for $7.00
Update 4-4-14: one of the feet broke off of the case this week :( DO NOT BUY THIS CASE