I have everything I need to start building this beast, although I'm still waiting on a few pieces like the Decklink card and a new Monitor. As I get started putting in components I had some questions.
In post 1 you say that the SATA or SAS drives work, but you note in photo 4 that you should connect drives to the SAS ports. Do the SATA connections on the board not work?
Also, I notice it looks like you removed the DVD drive in your machine. Did you take it out since it didn't work or was it because you wanted the space for your 4 bay drive insert? Or maybe it just doesn't work in the SAS ports.
Finally, the machine came with 3 gigs of ram and I bought 24 more gigs (3X8). Should I just pull the 3 gigs and only use the new Ram or should put the new Ram in slots 2,4,6? More Ram is usually better, but I couldn't find anything that showed this configuration supported. I just want to make sure I have the most stable machine possible.
Thanks again for your help.