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I'm building an office server

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!

 

I'll be building an office server and it would be amazing if you, guys, could help me out with the hardware choices which I'm not sure of. 

 

First purpose:
We have 1TB of data and growing. Mostly pictures. I want to put in 2x2TB HDD drives and connect them with RAID1 on top of a ZFS filesystem for better data security. The system itself will be stored on an SSD 128-512GB drive. I want to have a possibility to scale the amount of data drives in the future if we get more data or decide to use RAID10.

 

The second purpose of the server - it will hold a nodeJS WEB application with mongoDB(20Gb of data) that will be used by 6 people at once at most.

 

I believe it would be a good thing if the motherboard would have 1Gbit/s LAN adapter.

 

Please, provide me with any recommendations for motherboards, CPUs, power supplies or anything else you see worth mentioning. I'd like to keep the overall build budget below 2000€, but any offers are interesting anyway.


Thank you!

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this screams little 4 or 5 bay nas with a quad core cpu and 8 or 16gb of ram.

 

AS5304T

 

for 2k you've got lots of options.

you could build a 4U server based around a 24 or 36 drive case with a ASROCK rack X470D4U2-2T or X470D4U. a 2600 or 2700, 32gb of ECC ram. Start with 6 NAS or server drives.

 

buy a barebones server, asrock and gigabyte along with a few other brands have some her that you could have running for 2k.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

this screams little 4 or 5 bay nas with a quad core cpu and 8 or 16gb of ram.

 

AS5304T

 

for 2k you've got lots of options.

you could build a 4U server based around a 24 or 36 drive case with a ASROCK rack X470D4U2-2T or X470D4U. a 2600 or 2700, 32gb of ECC ram. Start with 6 NAS or server drives.

 

buy a barebones server, asrock and gigabyte along with a few other brands have some her that you could have running for 2k.

Thank you! AS5304T sounds like a really nice option to me, but from the reviews I can see that it comes with some kind of OS/control system already. Would I be able to install Debian on it without loosing the functionality of some parts of the hardware?

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11 minutes ago, mantasdi said:

Thank you! AS5304T sounds like a really nice option to me, but from the reviews I can see that it comes with some kind of OS/control system already. Would I be able to install Debian on it without loosing the functionality of some parts of the hardware?

You could but read up a little more on the software. I think you should be able to do everything you want on this box. 
 

if it can’t you could but idk what you would lose 


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @4.0ghz, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 4x8gb Gell EVO 3000, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 750, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Bearcat (F@H box) core 2 duo, 1x4gb EEC DDR2, 250gb WD blue, 9800GTX+, STRIX 660ti, supermicro PSU, dell T3400.

Compute server Rappter(remember to add link) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

WIP NAS Spirt Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

PSU Tier List      Motherboard Tier List      How to get PC parts cheap    HP probook 445R G6 review

 

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7 hours ago, mantasdi said:

You were really helpful, @GDRRiley, thank you very much for the time dedicated!

welcome.


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @4.0ghz, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 4x8gb Gell EVO 3000, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 750, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Bearcat (F@H box) core 2 duo, 1x4gb EEC DDR2, 250gb WD blue, 9800GTX+, STRIX 660ti, supermicro PSU, dell T3400.

Compute server Rappter(remember to add link) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

WIP NAS Spirt Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

PSU Tier List      Motherboard Tier List      How to get PC parts cheap    HP probook 445R G6 review

 

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I'd personally just pick up a second hand 'actual server' for that kind of use case. You get additional benefits such as iDRAC, PSU redundancy, higher capacity RAM, multi sockets, hardware RAID w/ hot swap, no cooling variables, better hypervisor support, consolidated rack mount form factor, etc.

 

For 2k you could even buy new.


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