As discussed over at the mobo forum
, I' building a server to replace by defunct Synology NAS. If people would like to review my shopping last and suggest any improvements or anything I've missed out, it would be appreciated.
My aim is to build a server with low idle power consumption and plenty of room for expansion over the next five years. Initially load will be light (file server, media server, mail server, download server and the like) but I want enough power and space to expand as my fancy arises.
Motherboard: Supermicro A1SAM-2550F: £220 from server case
. Its a bit pricey but does have good power consumption, power and expansion possibilities.
Memory: 2x4GB DDR3 1.35V-1600. Hynix is listed as the tested RAM - does it really make any difference for home use what make the RAM is? I can't see any point ECC ram unless anyone disagrees. Cost about £50?
PSU: 150W FSP PSU. £27 from linitx
. I could get a more efficient higher powered one. However at the power I'll be running it at, I suspect this will be better. At £27 I don't mind experimenting a bit if its too noisy.
Case: A SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E. I've got one of these on another PC so I might as well get a matching pair. Cost is about £65. I plan to use the single fan that comes with it.
Drives: 4 500GB 2.5 inch Samsung drives. These were in my NAS so I might as well re-use them. I'll replace them with a pair of 2TB drives and an SSD for the OS in due course but they'll do initially. Do I need a adapter cable to plug them into the SATA ports? I never seem to have the right cables when doing all this!
Cables: I think I'll need a pair of SATA power splitters for the 4 drives.
Backup: I've got a 2TB WD Green drive in a USB enclosure that I can use.
OS: Not sure. Anyone have any suggestions?
Have I forgotten anything or got anything hopelessly wrong?
(Apologies if this got posted twice, I had login problems)