Saturday, 6 October 2012

New Server Build (Page 1: Hardware Selection)

Page 1: Hardware Selection
Page 2: Assembly
Page 3: Sofware
Page 4: Benchmarks and Conclusion

So my old Server Build in a briefcase has served me well for the last few years, but I’m in need of something new. The old server will be retired to backups and archives of data and programs, and it will only need to be fired-up occasionally. The new server will be dedicated to media (storage, serving, uploading and down loading). Both servers will also have some kind of redundancy

So, the requirements for the new server are:

  • Low Power (it’s going to be on 24/7)
  • Compact (Easily taken to a LAN)
  • Powerful CPU (more power than the Atom CPU of the old server)
  • Capable of holding >6 HDDs.

So, with these in mind, the following parts were selected:

CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 ($135)

MoBo: ASUS P8H77-I ($135)

RAM: G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL ($51)

SSD: 60Gb OCZ Agility III ($55)

Case: Lian Li PC-Q25 ($198)

PSU: SilverStone SST-ST60F-SG ($55)

  • 600W ATX PSU
  • 46A on a single +12V rail
  • Customised for use with SFF PCs

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