Someone suggest a case (and power supply) that would allow me to achieve a small, silent, 32GB RAM, 4x 3.5 bay server??
Similar to the TJ08-E SilverStone SST-PS07B Black Steel / Plastic with Aluminum Accent MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
, cheaper and easier to change the fans as its twin 120mm fans, can hold 5x 3.5hdd and 1x2.5 as long as you dont use tall heatsink memory and your cpu cooler doesnt overlay over the ram. Another good option is Fractal Design Define Mini
, it should be easier to work with as its a more standard layout, but the size is very similar to a ATX as the gains is mostly just the two PCI slots less in heght.
would be my pick, its cheap and should be more than enough for a 3hdd server build easily. Its been review by SPCR Seasonic G360 PSU: High efficiency & performance
, and other good PSU review sites like JonnyGuru Reviews - Seasonic G Series 360W
and Hardwaresecrets Seasonic G-360 Power Supply Review
, to me paired with PS07 a great cheap combo for a server. But if you feel you want something better, and willing to spend more, KINGWIN STR-500
or SeaSonic SS-400FL2
(crosscheck the length if you do go with PS07).
Although you didnt asked, i just want to point out savings into going PS07+G360 i would invest it on a good server grade mobo, something like SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O LGA 1155 Intel C204 Micro ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard
and its micro atx. Or if you dont care about sata III among other things, in order to save some, SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCL-F-O LGA 1155 Intel C202 Micro ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard
In case you go with the supermicro mobo, at the begging there werent many choices for ECC unbuffered memory and kingston was one that work well, since you want 32gb, there is new version of what i bought, Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1333 Server Memory Model KVR1333D3E9SK2/16G
I would test first whatever came with the case, and if you find you want more quiet try to undervolt them, if they dont play nice, then i would go with Nexus BASIC D12SL-12
and undervolt them. I woudlnt recommend PWM fans with the supermicro mobo i suggested, in my case i had endless loop of top to min rpms every 10sec.... i google it and was a common thing with supermicro mobos and scythe fans.... i reported it to supermicro and they were very nice, but they said to wait for a bios fix... i just couldn't wait and swap all my fans on my build, so for this alone i would go with the good and old trusty nexus basic and undervolt it to your liking.