I've never built a system before and after reading all the stuff out there I feel like my head is about to spin around and pop off. So here is what I need the system to do:
I have a Drobo Raid system that is set up with 10-tb and is thunderbolt and USB 3 compatible. The drives in the Drobo spin at 7200 and the system is set at Raid 5. I'd like to connect to the Drobo via thunderbolt.
Looking to keep the price about $3500.00. Any suggestions?
The X99 platform is what you want. However the price may push above the $3500 and the Thunderbolt option is still a question mark as the Asus Thunderbolt EX cards are not officially supported as of yet. Hope to test that soon.
Your best bet is to have it built by ADK. There probably is no one else in this world that has the experience that Eric Bowen has as you can see from his extensive Benchmarking reports in this forum. Their support is also outstanding.