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Default Home Server/Folding Rig Build - 06-13-2013, 16:10 | posts: 4,819 | Location: London

So I've been pondering building a quiet, low power rig to act as a home sever/folding rig for a little while.

Here's what I've come up with specs wise thus far:
Case (got a spare one I can use)
AMD A-10-6800K
Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H or similar
8 GB 1866 RAM
Corsair Builder Series 430 W PSU (maybe a bit bigger, budget permitting.
3 x 1 (or maybe 2) TB drives in RAID 5.

Any thoughts/better ideas?

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Default 06-13-2013, 17:11 | posts: 9,848 | Location: Yorkshire [UK]

What about a HP Microserver? Ridiculously popular due to the price, I have 3 of them. Under 100 brand new and can easily take 5 drives.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=339856

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-m...livery-1564617

97.94 after cashback, that's the new one clocked at 2.2ghz, I have the old ones at 1.3 and 1.5ghz, work well as a NAS, so that one with a fair speed increase should be even better.

I can't see anything close for the price, a decent 4 bay NAS is 500+.
   
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Default 06-13-2013, 18:25 | posts: 4,819 | Location: London

Possibly, but a full PC can be used for folding/gaming/browsing etc, be lower power than my main rig anyway.
   
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Default 06-14-2013, 04:59 | posts: 1,419 | Location: Japan, Soka

I don't think it would be a "server" if you plan to play games and browse internet on it.

If you after casual machine, it's great build.

However, I won't expect it to be a good folding machine.



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Default 06-14-2013, 11:38 | posts: 2,598 | Location: Australia

I did a build with the 5800k for file server/backup/lan with friend over kind of use. It's folding PPD isn't so good but for everything else its really good and quiet. For ram i just used 1600MHz ram i already had sitting around for 3 years and got lucky being able to overclock to 2133MHz. My only complaint is the temp readings it gives are total BS.
   
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Default 06-14-2013, 11:58 | posts: 4,819 | Location: London

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I don't think it would be a "server" if you plan to play games and browse internet on it.

If you after casual machine, it's great build.

However, I won't expect it to be a good folding machine.
The main idea being to dump all my noisy mechanical drives into another room, trying to quiet my main rig down as much as I can, plus RAID for backup.

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I did a build with the 5800k for file server/backup/lan with friend over kind of use. It's folding PPD isn't so good but for everything else its really good and quiet. For ram i just used 1600MHz ram i already had sitting around for 3 years and got lucky being able to overclock to 2133MHz. My only complaint is the temp readings it gives are total BS.
This is what I'm after effectively.
   
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Default 06-14-2013, 17:03 | posts: 1,419 | Location: Japan, Soka

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The main idea being to dump all my noisy mechanical drives into another room, trying to quiet my main rig down as much as I can, plus RAID for backup.



This is what I'm after effectively.
I bet you gonna enjoy it then ;D


   
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