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Got a 4core Amd and 4x2T Raid 5 + 4x1T Raid 5, 08R2 for the house media - stoarege - pics/vids/programs what have you.

The smaller one is for trashing - downloads, RD, experimentation, foot rest and so on

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My quick throw together of a windows server.

2 TB Sata 3 x 16 RAID'ed in mirrors, so 16TB usable space > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148506

12GB DDR3 1600 > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233144

i7 2600k > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115070

Xigmatek Elysium case > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811815012

MSI Z68 Motherboard > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130622

850 Watt Power > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171061

TPM with bitlocker 2048 bit encrypted

Highpoint 644 > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16816115078

External enclosure > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16816132016

If anyone is wondering why the space and the encryption, its because I have to frequently backup client's servers and many of them are covered by HIPA medical compliance or PCI credit compliance so I need to meet or exceed those standards.

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Technically it is and isn't a server, but I have a Netgear NV+ RND4000 NAS:

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Didnt want a PC running, wanted something small that has an embedded OS so wouldnt drain too much power as its on 24/7, has 4x 2Tb SAMSUNG HD204UI serving my (owned) Bluray/DVD Movie/TV Show ISOs around the house. One light is off because its blinking doing a disk check.

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I don't have any pictures of my current server but I'll be doing upgrades on it later in the year and will definetly take some. However I do have some pictures I took when I built my old server back in 2010:

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In the above pictures I'm using an AMD chip with 4GB of memory but my server right now has a Gigabyte UD5 Motherboard with a Core i7 920 and 24GB of Memory. I'm intending to upgrade it later in the year to a P6T6 WS a Core i7 940 and 48GB of memory. Basically the components I had in my desktop before I upgraded it earlier the other month

In the pictures above I'm using two HighPoint 2320 RAID cards (8 ports each) but I've since changed that setup to a HP SAS Expander and an LSI 9260 RAID card which offers 32 Ports. The case I've changed to a Lian Li PC-343B and I added 3 more backplanes to it for 30 hotswap bays at the front.

I'll take pictures in a few months of the newer rig I'm hoping to get the P6T6 in there and some new 4TB drives before the years up.

EDIT:// I found a picture on my drive of my current server after I changed the case and put the UD5-X58 and 24GB RAM in but before the HP SAS Expander and LSI RAID Card: (Sorry for the crappy camera phone picture!)

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Good god that case is full, lol.

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Old skool DFI LanParty FTW, haha.

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Yes, I actually have all these at home (although 2 of them are co located currently) - HP servers from my old line of work - I no longer work in IT but I still have them (and yes, that's an old G series Mac keyboard on top of them plugged in - do I hear heresy? ;-) )

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I'll take a snap from the Sun in the closet one of these days - it's actually quite cute (it's purple - kawaii! :huh: )

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Old skool DFI LanParty FTW, haha.

Yup! haha.

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Mine looks so ridiculously pathetic next to some of these :(

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Mine looks so ridiculously pathetic next to some of these :(

It's hardly a contest - many of us have left over hardware from stuff we've done in the past and work we've been paid, ahem, "off the books".

As long as the hardware you have works for you and does the stuff you want, you should be happy :)

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Mine looks so ridiculously pathetic next to some of these :(

I think your NAS looks really cool dude.

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Mine looks so ridiculously pathetic next to some of these :(

Mine sucks to lol. I had the same intention as yourself. I wanted to build something that wouldn't be too much of a damage on the electric bill with it being left on 24/7.

I don't have any finished images of it, but you get the idea...

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It's just an AsRock 350m1 running a Fusion E350 APU, 4GB OCz RAM and I now have x2 2TB, X1 500GB and a 20GB laptop drive for 2k3 in it.

All it's mainly used for is torrents / storage.

Also has a 500W OCz PSU... over kill :p

Edit: Oh and the case is a Lian Li PC-A04

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Mines the best, my super, all powerful 100Mbit reduced to 1/4 USB2.0 speeds NAS Samba Server

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Mine sucks to lol. I had the same intention as yourself. I wanted to build something that wouldn't be too much of a damage on the electric bill with it being left on 24/7.

I don't have any finished images of it, but you get the idea...

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It's just an AsRock 350m1 running a Fusion E350 APU, 4GB OCz RAM and I now have x2 2TB, X1 500GB and a 20GB laptop drive for 2k3 in it.

All it's mainly used for is torrents / storage.

Also has a 500W OCz PSU... over kill :p

Edit: Oh and the case is a Lian Li PC-A04

Do you know how much power it pulls? I have an UPS connected to my server and it does about 220 Watts 24.7 - I'm interested to know what yours pulls I'd expect lower than 60 watts from the wall.

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Do you know how much power it pulls? I have an UPS connected to my server and it does about 220 Watts 24.7 - I'm interested to know what yours pulls I'd expect lower than 60 watts from the wall.

I honestly have no clue, I would love to see what it is pulling 24/7. The mobo itself is ment to be only running on around 30 watts... I think...

I guess it is dependent on the RAM and HDD's. I managed to dig out some images...

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I removed the stock APU heatsink / fan, for fanless...

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These images are a little old, as its current state the only fan in this system is the one in the PSU, otherwise I would say it's now completely fanless with the removal of the case fans :p

I think the PSU I'm using could proberly power about 6 of these boards, haha. I'm only using it because it was what I had lying around.

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AMD Geode LX 800 SOC

256MB

Running a very optimized version of gentoo linux

Low power only consuming 7W

Mainly used for running Transmission and streaming media to Xbox 360

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mine's up in the clouds.... some fluffy clouds... some fluffy pink clouds!

my server is in love....

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My servers 2x HP ML110 G5's 1x HP ML110 G6

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AMD Geode LX 800 SOC

256MB

Running a very optimized version of gentoo linux

Low power only consuming 7W

Mainly used for running Transmission and streaming media to Xbox 360

What program are you using to stream media to your xbox within gentoo?

Thanks in advance.

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An old x64 Pentium 4 that a friend practically gave to me. Not a server in the traditional sense, but I use it for an IRC bot and streaming radar images from GRLevel3 to my webspace.

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I recently switched from having a server built out of "retired" desktop PC parts to a dedicated build which I put in the loft the same time I wired our entire house for networking.

The server (2 x Xeon E5620s, Supermicro X8DTL-iF with IPMI, 16GB RAM, 4 x 750GB HDD in RAID 5, Fractal Design XL case) runs VMWare ESXi and I use it for development and file storage: 1 Win Server 2008 with IIS/.net, 1 Debian server for Apache + MySQL + my subversion, 1 MineOS server, I run an instance of Openfiler for network storage, 1 mediawiki server I use for development notes etc, and I have a few gigs and resources free which I use to create virtual machines for trying new OSes like Windows 8/Ubuntu. releases.

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My power meter for the server; usually pulls ~143-145 watts average, but can get a little higher in the midst of summer when the fans work harder as the loft gets a bit warmer; I originally had Intel STS100C coolers but they make a lot of noise, so I now have two Noctua NH-U12DXs instead; they're almost silent and they cool better.

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My power meter for the server; usually pulls ~143-145 watts average, but can get a little higher in the midst of summer when the fans work harder as the loft gets a bit warmer; I originally had Intel STS100C coolers but they make a lot of noise, so I now have two Noctua NH-U12DXs instead; they're almost silent and they cool better.

What kind of temps have you been getting the last couple of days? :s

Server... in... loft... :huh: summer...

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Mine are in the loft too, which is where my room is aswell, but servers in a seperate area and it's usually roasty toasty in there but meh, there still plodding on.

Probably about time I took it apart and cleaned it etc

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Not the nicest looking 'Server Room' in the world, but it does the job nicely :D

HP MicroServer N40L (Virtual Server)

HP MicroServer N36L (unRAID Server)

Netgear GS108Tv2 Smart Switch

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