Welcome all, this is where I'm going to post my build log at for my new (to me) home server.
So why a home server, some of you may be asking? Why not build a Ryzen rig and use it for everything? I've heard it all in the past. The reasoning is very simple....to keep upgrading as easy as possible, and as inexpensive as possible in the long run.
Now, this won't be my first time venturing into a server type build, however this will be my very first ever rack build from scratch. So this could get interesting. My prior server (NAStradamous), was built off LGA 1155 with a z68 board and a Xeon 1245. It originally had 32GB RAM in it, and 8x 3TB Toshiba hard drives in a RAID 50, running Windows. That unfortunately, was my mistake. Because it was a hardware RAID, and partitioned with Windows, there was no way for me to upgrade it later on. There was also no way for me to add more storage later on, without adding in another RAID card, and finding a way to house more drives, and the partitions would be seperated....it'd just be a mess trying to upgrade it.
Hence my idea for a rack!
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Table of Contents:
Old Build as it stands today
First Fire Up