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xskull
  • 52 months ago

Hello,

I'm looking at possible suggestions to update my server. Currently, my 15 year old system is starting to fade, so time for an update.

Budget: PC hardware I would like to keep <$1000. If you have a case suggestion, please let me know. The case is a separate item and is not included in the 1000 budget for the hardware.

Location: US

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): -- File server (Samba) -- Web server (Apache/MySQL/Bind9) for local development and home use projects. Nothing exposed publicly. -- Plex Server (music mainly, but some movies) -- CVS

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Nothing required (I have the monitor, keyboard, etc) but if it is something for the hardware please add your suggestions.

Operating System required: Currently planning on sticking with Ubuntu 14.0 LTS.

Currently, this is the case that the server is running in. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208022 I would like to ensure I have enough room to expand the hard drives if needed and clearly fit the hardware in your suggestion, so any case suggestions would be appreciated. Hot-swap drive bays are a plus, but not required.

Thanks -Kevin

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Set those 3 Hard drive in RAID 5 for a total of 4TB of storage. The Xeon combined with 16GB of RAM should be good enough for your needs. You still have 4 remaining RAM SLOTS for future upgrade should you need additionnal RAM. I went with a gold + PSU since this is a server.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-1620 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $288.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $85.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $996.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-02 13:32 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

solid point mate.

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