I'm going to be doing a rebuild of my file server in the next week or so (moving to Windows Server 2012 Essentials), and since the entire existing kit is being given away, I'm in the market for a new PSU. So I wanted to ping the PSU gurus here and try to figure out what my best option would be in terms of size and reliability.
CPU: Core i3 3220
Mobo: Asus P8B75 mATX
HDDs: 6x 5400 RPM (mostly WD Greens & Reds)
Etc: Couple of case fans, PCIe SATA card
A back of the envelope calculation says I shouldn't need anything over 300W. But with this many hard drives I'm a bit worried about the spin-up load for those rare times that it actually has to be fully power-cycled.
Beyond that, my second biggest concern is just finding something that is going to reliably run 24/7 for years on end. The server won't be running at a high load since it will spend the bulk of its time idling, but it will be running none the less.
Thoughts or suggestions on the matter would be appreciated.