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"The S stands for strength!" (or server)

I wanted to learn how to use Linux, So I'm adding this to my network! I just love how tiny and cute the Elite 130 case is I own 3 of them.

I had the HDDs and RAM left over from an old build or two. Updates to this post may come if I have any thing interesting to report, or anyone has any questions.

Added an AMD GPU so I can have something to test AMD performance on.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

looks like a nice build! Can you add more pictures of the inside maybe?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build i didnt know that they made socket 1150 xeons but now i do

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics! It's great seeing server builds on PCPP

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to ask, why a Xeon for learning Linux? I have a Xeon E3 1245V3 and i've never maxed that thing out yet and they are amazing, once you use one you wont go back to a I7 for sure.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You wouldn't go back to an i7? I don't know which i7 you were using, but a 4790K is stronger than a E3-1245.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean Xeon's in general, not the E3-1245V3 while it is a strong competitor, but if you get like a 32 core xeon i doubt you will go back to a 8 core I7, thats all

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Got you

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

wonderful

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for linux

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

Linux master race!!!

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

;) my desktop runs ubuntu with gnome 2, xfce, kde, lxle; mint 17, Custom Arch, windows 8.1 pro (meh) and mac osx mavericks (just for a few games i had bought when i had my old imac) lol but linux is the best

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but why a Xeon for a home server?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

lol..more on the internals and less on the externals..

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

MORE PICS! Also, I would use Linux, but mai games D:

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

SO MANY RESPONSES! I seriously didn't expect any, considering I didn't provide any info it.

The inside isn't really anything special, or pretty. the way the wires come out of the powersupply dont give me much room to work with, and the front panel wires are just short of being nicely manageable.

If I crack it back open I'll take pictures of the insides, and maybe take a 2nd go at cleaning the wiring up, only got a few of the big ones out of the way.

The reason i built this is cause I work in IT/Networking, and I want to have my own "server environment" at home so I can learn without ******* up peoples real servers.

Also wanna learn Linux so I can get a job at Google one day maybe. (I do have an In)

I chose the Xeon because I wanted a "real" server processor (but not a real server motherboard or ECC ram cause that's a bit too much of a waste of money)

I've got two other computers in this stack that you can see here: http://it.pcpartpicker.com/b/XNJxFT (My main PC) http://it.pcpartpicker.com/b/wxccCJ (A budget example build that makes a great backup gaming PC/Player 2 PC/Home Theatre PC)

I could even turn it into a another gaming PC that I don't need because I have a http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h787qt2g2m lying around in my old AMD system (i've since kind of sworn off AMD after switching to Intel/Nvidia)