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Posted · Original PosterOP

Silent Server 3000

 

I've had the idea in my head for sometime now and I finally have the financial resources to build a server. Given, I am not looking to build something over the top but at the same time not something that is run of the mill. So here we go. It began when I found out Microcenter was having a deal: buy an i5 4670k and an msi Z87-G41 for $219. I had the mobo, cpu, and memory sitting in a drawer for a while because Microcenter was taking forever to update their stock on a particular case I wanted. Now its here, I can finally build this server.

 

Specs:

  • Motherboard: MSI - Z87-G41
  • CPU: Intel i5 - 4670K
  • Memory: Crucial Balistix -  2x4GB -  1600Mhz
  • Storage: 2x Samsung 840 EVO - 120GB
  • PSU: Corsair -  RM550
  • Case: Fractal Design - Arc Midi R2
  • Cooler: Stock Intel (for now)
  • Fans: 3x Fractal Design - Silent Series R2 - 140mm
  • No peripherals

Future parts:

  • Cooling: H320 (I'll make it fit)
  • Storage: 8x WD Red 1 TB
  • Raid Card: something goes here
  • Fans: Corsair SP - lots, maybe 2x LED for front

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That only took about 7 hours from start to booting to the desktop.  B)


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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Reserve


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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nice build mang

also how is it silent with that stock cooler yo

Im going to figure out how to shove an H320 in it. It will fit but it looks like moding will be involved. the lady at the microcenter checking me out asked if I wanted to buy the 2 year insurance. to which i said, "naw, I am probably going to be drilling a few holes in it soon."

 

As of right now it is quieter than my prodigy. 


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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Im going to figure out how to shove an H320 in it. It will fit but it looks like moding will be involved. the lady at the microcenter checking me out asked if I wanted to buy the 2 year insurance. to which i said, "naw, I am probably going to be drilling a few holes in it soon."

I don't think you need to at all, if you use 25mm wide fans it should be fine

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I don't think you need to at all, if you use 25mm wide fans it should be fine

The keyword is "should be". I cant be for certain because I dont have a measuring tool.


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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I don't understand why people use desktop components in a server build. Looks nice though.

what do you mean?


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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I think he is referring to the i5-4670K in particular.

BLAH I got it cheap. it was a good deal!


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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BLAH I got it cheap. it was a good deal!

 

That and the use of a desktop motherboard as opposed to a server motherboard. They're more reliable and the capacitors usually last longer (that's one of the first things to go on a computer especially if they're left on 24/7).

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That and the use of a desktop motherboard as opposed to a server motherboard. They're more reliable and the capacitors usually last longer (that's one of the first things to go on a computer especially if they're left on 24/7).

again, got it cheap. if the mobo goes, ill just get a new one. 


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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again, got it cheap. if the mobo goes, ill just get a new one. 

 

Meh just preference difference. Just a hassle to go through that process. A server motherboard also has some unique advantages like getting rid of unnecessary resources, virtualization, Intel NIC's, etc. Just depends on what you're planning on using the server for. Anyway, I didn't come here to bash your build man. I think it looks great.

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BLAH I got it cheap. it was a good deal!

You can't really argue with that.

Something you should consider, or at least I did with my NAS is, how much CPU power do you need? For my NAS a CPU like yours would be way overkill, what I was looking for was a CPU with a low TDP and not many horsepower.


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You can't really argue with that.

Something you should consider, or at least I did with my NAS is, how much CPU power do you need? For my NAS a CPU like yours would be way overkill, what I was looking for was a CPU with a low TDP and not many horsepower.

true, but if I wanted to run a game server on it I can. Its intent is to be a multipurpose machine


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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By the look of the WD Red drives, is this a media server?

HTPC, game server, cloud storage. kinda like an all in one. 


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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Very nice


Rig CPU Intel i5 3570K at 4.2 GHz - MB MSI Z77A-GD55 - RAM Kingston 8GB 1600 mhz - GPU XFX 7870 Double D - Keyboard Logitech G710+

Case Corsair 600T - Storage Intel 330 120GB, WD Blue 1TB - CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - Displays Dell U2312HM, Asus VS228, Acer AL1715

 

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Is there a special reason you went with 8x1TB instead of (for example)  4x 3TB? The latter would be cheaper and give you more storage :)

 

nope, just a filler for the idea. It very much will likely change when I get further down the road.  

 

Very nice

 

Thanks fish!


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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You could pick up something like an HE02 or NH-D14. As long as you don't overclock you could run the CPU fanlessly.

 

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5087/silverstone_heligon_sst_he02_passive_cpu_cooler_review/index.html


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You could pick up something like an HE02 or NH-D14. As long as you don't overclock you could run the CPU fanlessly.

 

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5087/silverstone_heligon_sst_he02_passive_cpu_cooler_review/index.html

I do appreciate the suggestion but I am shopping right now for liquid cooling. I am going to try and shove a triple radiator in the top of the case. the only problem I am looking at is the clearance between the ceiling of the case and the top of the mobo.  It looks like Ill be able to fit a 30mm rad with fans in pull config. so when I get a measuring tool later today, Ill be able to see how much clearance I have to work with. then its deciding if I want it for 120mm fans or 140mm fans. I should be able to just get by with out modding the case . 


CM Storm Switch Tester MOD (In-Progress) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/409147-cm-storm-switch-tester-macro-mod/


       Ammo Can Speaker 02 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/283826-ammo-can-speakers-02/       A/B Switch V 0.5 (Completed) - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/362417-ab-switch-v0


     Build 01 - The Life of a Prodigy -  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/13103-build-01-the-life-of-a-prodigy/             Build 02 - Silent Server 3000 - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/116670-build-02-silent-server-3000/

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