The components I am thinking of buying are
Fractal Design R4 XL Black Pearl
Asus P9D WS (seems solid with good expansion for the price)
Kingston KVR16E11/8 (RAM when I have more $$ I will perhaps buy some more of these)
INTEL Xeon E3-1245 v3 (Xeon E£ should give me scope to mess around with ESX Server)
did you build this system?
i just bought ASUS P9D WS + Kingston KVR16E11/8 + Xeon E3-1245 v3 yesterday
i am not able to boot the system first time after assembly
the DIAG_DRAM led glows on motherboard indicating RAM problem
this RAM is not listed as one of the compatible RAMs on ASUS website
but KVR16N11/8 is listed which is very similar
although Kingston lists this as suitable for ASUS P9D WS
did the configuration work for you??
if yes, then i may be having some other problem
the RAMs were not sitting properly
they click when they are fully inserted and no part of the pins are visible
this mobo had one sided latches for RAM slot, maybe thats why i didnt seat them right correctly
the system is assembled and is running.. er.. more like flying like a jet!