Without looking back in the posts, you had said that I'd be connecting the drives in an IDE configuration (not sure if correct wording). Just for me to completely understand, the drives can be connected to the JMicron controller in an IDE configuration?
Yes all the parts should work. Just a note, if I were you, I'd buying everything at once, rather then you buying one thing at a time. Additionally, you're going to need more SATA connectors and molex->SATA connectors if you wish to place as many hard drives in your case as you state you want to do.
If I bought the GIGABYTE motherboard, would all the other parts that you picked out for the ASUS work with the GIGABYTE?
Just a heads up, your going to be placing 8 hard drives on the PCI interface, what this means is that you can only transfer 133mb/s of data at one time. Assuming you are only using these drives as back up purposes, this shouldn't be a problem, if you think you'll be accessing them fairly frequently, I suggest you look into getting a PCIe card, which will undoubtedly cost more money.
Edited by james_8970, 22 January 2009 - 02:20 PM.