Home Server/Folding Rig Build

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  1. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    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?

    Ta

    BLEH!
     
  2. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    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-...after-cashback-free-next-day-delivery-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+.
     
  3. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Possibly, but a full PC can be used for folding/gaming/browsing etc, be lower power than my main rig anyway.
     
  4. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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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.
     
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  5. killer_939

    killer_939 Ancient Guru

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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.
     
  6. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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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.
     
  7. sverek

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    I bet you gonna enjoy it then ;D
     

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