I was looking for a storage server case, not just a DAS. The 832 looks to be the same chassis for a JBOD model or a server chassis.I got same, plus the 2tb drives, for $170 shipped I think.
Thanks for all the info. I don't think I'll have any need for the external SAS connectors. If everything comes in good shape, I'll let you know. The 2.5" hot swap bays would be nice to have, but I'll survive. I think I can find somewhere to stick some 2.5" drives if I need to go that way. I'm only planning on populating about half of the hot swap bays to start with, so I can use some of those too.fwiw IMO the 836 is a dandy storage chassis.
sorry if I implied the cpu standoffs could stay in as they definitely need to be removed I meant that by mistake I tried to use them as standoffs and they do not work.I'm pretty sure the standoffs for the jbod card have to come off. I can scavenge some cases I have laying around and try to find something. I was just wondering if you knew offhand.
The plan is a supermicro motherboard, and the M.2 board is listed as supported.