Description

Build for a customer.

It was a fun build. With help from my dad, the build went fast. One thing I learned with this build is to ALWAYS CHECK WHAT UPDATES THERE ARE FOR YOUR PARTS!!!!! I made the mistake of buying a raid card for the m.2 drives thinking the motherboard couldn't do raid for the m.2s. It could with an update.

Anyways the rest of the build was very seamless.

Feel free to ask any question you might have.

JP

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Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking good, and going for a similar build. Any problems with the Noctua and the top heat sink on the board? I've ordered the u12s just for being on the safe side, but if the 14 fits easily I might go with that. (As of now not using the closest ram slots so no worries there.)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You just need to adjust the bottem plate on the heatsink then no problems. Everythinge and no complaints so far.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

nice. it looks mainly clean. I actually think you can game on that thing on 1080p low to medium settings.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah probably. It's not going to be used for gaming though, its main purpose is as a server.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

So how much effective storage does this have? 2TB?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

2.7-8 TB

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a little interested as to why you went with Server Essentials 2016 for the OS? Also I was wondering what RAID versions you are using?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

That was the OS that the programs they worked with used. And I'm using RAID 1 for the m.2 drives (they house the OS) and RAID 10 for the SSDs.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a whole lot of people know about the adata SX6000s, how good are they for what your doing? I think you overspent on the psu.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The m.2s are great! they get a bit hot but it's an m.2 so that's what u expect. PSU was necessary for later upgrades and also needed to be hot swappable.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

cool

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The build seems good, but I would have gone for a Radeon GPU such as an R9 or a 470 and gotten more performance just for a bit more, for in general usage.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

The customer was more familiar with Nivida.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

/r/datahoarder

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. What storage went into the Rosewill Hard Drive cages? How are they doing? I'm debating on picking one up for a small NAS build myself.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Samsung drives were going to go into the cages. Cooler Master said the cages would fit in the case they didn't. I wound up putting them in my dad's server and they work great! He loves them! I Think they would work great in a small NAS build.