Foxconn TLM776-CN300C-02 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 300W Power Supply - Retail
MSI K9NBPM2-FID AM2 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
COOLMAX M-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4000DDBOX - Retail
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS1GBKIT533D2 - Retail
4x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
EDIT** Found different motherboard, CPU and RAM for about the same price, but better (DDR2 cheaper than DDR )
Build Cost: $870 USD
The RAID controller is built into the motherboard, but works on a kernel/driver level. I will Server 03 on a spare 30GB raptor. The motherboard I chose has a Gb LAN port, so data transfer should be pretty good. The only thing I'm concerned about is that the processor will not be powerful enough to control the array and deliver adequate transfer rates. Is this a legitimate concern? How well do you think it will perform?
And please no useless responses such as "Get 4x 1TB drives instead" or "Go with an quad core". The theme for this build is BUDGET.