I wanted to post some pictures and give some insight into building the supermicro. This will not be a step by step guide as most of the other guides I have posted. There is a better guide on this blog. So use that blog in combination with the high res motherboard pictures below.
I think most of the confusion with building a server comes down to what components to buy, and where to connect the cables to the motherboard. I’ve documented all the components needed here. So all that is left is some pictures of the motherboard showing cable placement, etc.
And that is basically everything. Hopefully the picture above can provide some good detail. Give me a comment if you need any additional help.