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post #11 of 23
That SuperMicro board listed won't fit in a Node 304 case. The board is mATX, and the case is ITX.

Greg
post #12 of 23
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That SuperMicro board listed won't fit in a Node 304 case. The board is mATX, and the case is ITX.

Greg

I switched to a smaller GIGABYTE GA-H87N mobo for the 304 nod system. the server build will be going into a large LIAN LI PC-A04B
post #13 of 23
For your friends build, have you considered using an HP microserver and just filling it with drives. You can get the N54L for around $250. It has an internal USB port for the flash drive to store the OS. 4 Removable drive bays (support for 3Tb+ drives) and you can even add an optical drive later down the road. It's a very low power consuming server that would be perfect for serving up content to 3 or 4 pc's at a time.
    
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post #14 of 23
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So im running out of space on my tower again and im just throwing together some of my old parts to get a server up for now. The proper builds will be bought after my mid terms. Im digging out the socket 775 out of retirement, got my buddy bringing it down from my parents tonight so im going to see the mobo/ cpu/ ram/ psu are all working.

Ordered 2 x 4 tb green, 1 4tb red, sata controller, sas/sata cables (1 set). Should be here in a week i believe, im not going to get a cache drive yet as my initial transfers will fill up a SSD too quickly. Though if it shortens my transfer time i may get a 2 tb black drive, not sure about it yet but i can get one for cheap around the corner.

Also picked up an external dvd drive that can read Wii and game cube disks, going to rip my buddies giant collection smile.gif
post #15 of 23
Im a fan of the Perc H310. It is what i used in my FreeNas server. Got mine off ebay at the time for 50 dollars. You can google search how to flash it into IT mode.

I also agree with going with a little older hardware. You can really save some money there. Specially if you buy used hardware.
post #16 of 23
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Im a fan of the Perc H310. It is what i used in my FreeNas server. Got mine off ebay at the time for 50 dollars. You can google search how to flash it into IT mode.

I also agree with going with a little older hardware. You can really save some money there. Specially if you buy used hardware.

I looked them up and there is one but totaled it would be 100 dollars. for 122 i got a new Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 8 Channel and as this being a first build i rather be able to get the card replaced by taking it into a store if something were to happen.
post #17 of 23
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I looked them up and there is one but totaled it would be 100 dollars. for 122 i got a new Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 8 Channel and as this being a first build i rather be able to get the card replaced by taking it into a store if something were to happen.
I agree at 100 its not worth it.
post #18 of 23
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so old parts wont work, RIP old thing. looks like ill have to fork out the extra money and buy the cheaper mobo, ram and cpu once the drives and controller comes in. **** didnt want to spend this money now lol
post #19 of 23
You can buy old server parts on ebay for an unraid server for well under $100. Right now on eBay a socket 775 mobo/xeon/heatsink is listed for less than 40, and 4 gigs of ECC ram are under 20.. You cant beat the prices IMO.
post #20 of 23
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so due to money issues im going with a temporary build, ill sell it to my parents in a year.

-intel pentium g3420

-asus h81m

-kingston hyperx 4 gb 1600

salvaged the old ass case, printed on the inside is the manufacturing date. 1998, don't know how this hasn't been thrown out yet

-silverstone 3x5.25 to 4x3.5

-400 w power supply that was laying around

-tp link sg105, got it for 20 buck at a different store (need to get 2 more cat 6 cables). i know i didnt have to put money into this but the stock rogers modem i have is just pure ****. rogers wont upgrade it for some reason either. again this is going to my parents soon as well so its temporary, but so so far its been running great. the real test will be once i start moving data to the server.

been preclearing the 4 tb drives for almost 20 hours now, here is a picture of it

Edited by adamthepolak - 1/20/14 at 5:32pm
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