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Topic # 215008 8-Jun-2017 12:32
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I don't currently have a separate room for my home server so I've spent time investing in quiet PSUs, fans etc but it is getting a little old.

 

I don't need extreme performance, current setup is an Athlon II X4 640, but extra RAM would help.

 

Base Specs

 

  • Quad Core
  • >= 32 GB Ram
  • >= 6 onboard SATA
  • Onboard GPU
  • GigE
  • USB3 - backup/recovery

Don't need RAID as I use Linux Software raid etc. I'd also like a board that can leverage an existing 550W PSU, and mATX is would be sufficient.

 

I've been looking at some of the Ryzen HW.

 

A backup option is to keep the CPU and move to a newer board with better RAM and USB support, but struggling to find anything with onboard graphics.

 

Any thoughts / tips.

 

 





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  Reply # 1796614 8-Jun-2017 13:16
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What does it actually need to do? Could you get away with just a NAS rather than a full on server?





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  Reply # 1796667 8-Jun-2017 14:32
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Two primary uses

 

  • Local Storage - Currently 5 x 3TB disks Raid 6
  • Virtual machines

     

    • Running a pair of 512GB SSDs Raid 1

I use it for local VMs for home services, plus quite a bit of prototyping for work. I need it available 24/7 as I access it remotely while working as well.





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  Reply # 1796679 8-Jun-2017 14:35
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Closest NAS devices are around $850 plus for 5 bay and close to $1500 for 8 bay.

 

I already have cases, disks and power supplies so I'm not looking at a NAS.





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