Just curious but what type of SSDs are you using ? Even cheap Intel M 80Gb cost around 200EURs each.
OOppps... I swapped out the WD-Raptor after wards. So drives are a bit more :-)
Even with the drives....Just about $2K, as they were about $200/$300 64/128.
I am using the Patriot Torqx drives. 128GB for OS, and 2x 64GB for scratch.
MB was $150 Asus Pro
12GB ram I forget the price, but they are likely Patriot Newegg price
i7 cpu the 870. Not the original 955. but Asus allows a overclock that I have 49c degrees at 3.47Ghz (cpu-id) $280
Thermal Silent fan $40
all alum short tower case $110
vid card $90 to 120?
dvd write $40
Sythe temp reader $30
roller stand to sit tower on IKEA $8-15?
I also purchased an Intel NAS SS4x? (upgrades RAM) for $149 from NewEgg, and originally installed 5 500GB drives I had new. But now I have 4 Hitachi 1TB waiting to go in as RAID1(Faster? than RAID5).
Samsung XL 30 LED screen for main
I will likely get 1 or even 2 more Intel NAS(TB drives), This will replace the 8Bay (8x1TB) Sans Digital tower I have.
and then 2x 2TB external backup to do weekly backups on each...then turn those drives off after backup, as the RAID drives can fail around the same time. and keeping drives off power will surely lengthen the life.