Post 5/11/16 – The server builds
File/Backup/Minecraft Server Build
After two back to back upgrades for my main rig, Night Shark, I was left with both an AMD ATX DDR3 setup and an AMD mATX DD2 setup at my disposal. Of course running minecraft servers for friends, and having better performance I naturally chose the DDR3 setup with the quad core Phenom.
CPU: Phenom II X4 945 3.0Ghz
Motherboard: Asus M5A88-V EVO
RAM: ADATA 6GB
Hard Drive: WD Black 1TB & WD WD3200 & WD WD800(OS) & Hitachi Deskstar 160GB
Power: Raidmax RX 530W
Cooling: Xigmatek Loki
Case: XCLIO A380BK
OS: Ubuntu Server
Old Hardware before…
So I finally managed to get ahold of a trash-borne ATX case. A local gentleman had some cases that were headed to the scrap yard. Ended up getting a e-machines mATX, and two slim ITX cases for free. I also bought a 1TB WD Black off him for $10 and he threw in an extra 60GB drive.
Time to begin:
Cable management = meh:
First power on, everything works. I was worried that only running a PSU with a 20pin ATX power and a 4pin CPU would hold the build back. Didn’t want to use the bulky non-modular 580w that I had because the cables would’ve been a rats nest. PFSense is installed and I had a chance to play around with it hooked up to my network. Once I went through the initial setup(cakewalk) immediately I had internet access and full configurability. Took the time that my wife was out on a “Mom’s Night” to familiarize myself with the menus and settings while the baby played. Looking forward to getting this set up in Node Zero with the proper cables ran.
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H
CPU: Athlon II X2 220 Dual Core 2.8Ghz w/ stock cooler
PSU: I forget, just old and low power.. and quiet
HDD: 60 GB WD Caviar WD600 IDE
NIC: Netgear 10/100 PCI card(until I purchase an Intel Pro Dual/Quad)