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    I have decided to upgrade my file server as it's getting on a bit now, this is what I have decided to get so far...

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
    MOBO: ASUS TUF Z97 Gryphon Armor Edition Intel Z97
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHZ
    PSU: Corsair RM Series RMi 650 '80+ Gold' 650W Power Supply
    SSD: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe Solid State Drive
    CASE: Antec P100 Mid Tower Silenced Computing Case
    CPU COOLER: BeQuiet! Pure Rock
    CASE COOLING: Noctua NF-S12B REDUX PWM 1200RPM 120mm Quiet Case Fan

    HD0: 1x Samsung SSD (OS: Windows Server 2012 R2)
    HD1: 1x Western Digital 1TB Blue SATA3
    HD2: 1x Western Digital 2TB Green SATA2
    HD3: 1x Western Digital 4TB Blue SATA3
    HD4: 1x Western Digital 4TB Blue SATA3
    HD5: 1x Western Digital 1TB Black SATA3
    HD6: 1x Western Digital 1TB Green SATA2

    That will give me plenty of power for serving files, media and test VMs.
    I'll get some pictures posted as soon as I start getting the parts in.
    Last edited by Lloyd_mcse; 30-09-2017 at 14:29. Reason: Added new hard drives

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    I've just about finished, just waiting on the SSD as I wanted to do the hardware migration before I cloned the OS Drive to an SSD.
    My other server is in an Antec case, so I went with them again. This Antec P100 is a very nice little case and a bargain at 54, I may have to get another so the servers match lol
    I used one of these BeQuiet CPU coolers in a clients build, and was pleased with it both in performance and looks so I thought it would be perfect for this.
    Here's a couple of pictures...
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    Since the case only came with one front case fan, and I have loads of drives I need to add a second, I obviously want them to match so I ordered a couple of these..

    Noctua NF-S12B REDUX PWM 1200RPM 120mm Quiet Case Fan

    Depending on what they are like, I may have to put some in my main PC (in sig), and some of the Industrial ones on my Corsair H100i
    At 18db the REDUX ones shift nearly 60CFM, so that should be plenty.

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    Just installed the Noctua REDUX 1200rpm fans, firstly, they look great. Secondly they are whisper quiet!
    I will most definitely be getting more of these for my main PC, they are a bit spendy, but the specs are great.
    Anyway, here's a quick picture...
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    Here are the hard drive temps now, a couple were in the 40's!
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    I got round to trying to install AISuite, I say try because the OS is Server 2012 R2 so some things just will not install, but it works fine.
    Here's a couple more pictures now I have a Noctua REDUX in the back too, and you can see the lovely Akasa PROSlim SATA cables in the first pic.
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    I'm just waiting on a delivery (see below), to build a second one of these, this one has a slightly different CPU, but everything else is the same.
    I haven't decided on subsystem yet, probably a couple of 1TB Western Digital Black in RAID1.
    I'll post some pictures once I have everything...

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.2GHz
    MOBO: ASUS TUF Z97 Gryphon Armor Edition Intel Z97
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHZ
    PSU: Corsair RM Series RMi 650 '80+ Gold' 650W Power Supply
    CASE: Antec P100 Mid Tower Silenced Computing Case
    CPU COOLER: BeQuiet! Pure Rock
    CASE COOLING: Noctua NF-S12B REDUX PWM 1200RPM 120mm Quiet Case Fan


    RIG 1: Intel i7 4770K | ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 | 16GB Corsair Vengeance Black LP 1866 C10 | ASUS GTX 1060 OC 6GB Expedition | 1x Samsung 850 Pro 512GB | 2x WD 1TB Black 6Gb/s RAID 0 | ASUS STRIX SOAR | Coolermaster CM 690 II USB 3.0 | Corsair AX860i | Corsair H100i

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    Back to the first build, I decided to use a M.2 SSD as I have already used the 6 SATA Ports, and didn't want to wait untill I had freed up a port to add an SSD.

    I'm going for one of the Samsung 950's, 512GB will be plenty for Server 12 and a couple of VMs...

    Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe Solid State Drive

    I have already got a M.2 PCI-E Adapter...

    Asus Hyper M.2 X4 PCI-E Mini Adapter Card - Black PCB


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    I got round to installing the Samsung 512GB M.2, I haven't done any benchmarks on it yet, but here's a pic...
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    Here's a couple of pictures of the first build with the Samsung M.2 installed...
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    I have just added another Western Digital Blue 4TB drive to this server...

    HD0: 1x Samsung SSD 850 Pro NVMe M.2 (OS: Windows Server 2012 R2)
    HD1: 1x Western Digital 1TB Blue SATA3
    HD2: 1x Western Digital 2TB Green SATA2
    HD3: 1x Western Digital 4TB Blue SATA3
    HD4: 1x Western Digital 4TB Blue SATA3
    HD5: 1x Western Digital 1TB Black SATA3
    HD6: 1x Western Digital 1TB Green SATA2

    And I'll have a Samsung 860 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD for the other server (see above post) next month at some point.

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    Just an update on the second server, I just ordered a Samsung 970 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe for it, and I'm going to use an Angelbird WINGS PX1 PCI-E to M.2 adapter.
    The first one has been doing really well, so it'll be nice to finally have this done, I've had to put it off so many times!

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.2GHz
    MOBO: ASUS TUF Z97 Gryphon Armor Edition Intel Z97
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHZ
    SSD: Samsung 970 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe
    PSU: Corsair RM Series RMi 650 '80+ Gold' 650W Power Supply
    CASE: Antec P100 Mid Tower Silenced Computing Case
    CPU COOLER: BeQuiet! Pure Rock
    CASE COOLING: Noctua NF-S12B REDUX PWM 1200RPM 120mm Quiet Case Fan

    Last edited by Lloyd_mcse; 20-10-2018 at 12:53.

    RIG 1: Intel i7 4770K | ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 | 16GB Corsair Vengeance Black LP 1866 C10 | ASUS GTX 1060 OC 6GB Expedition | 1x Samsung 850 Pro 512GB | 2x WD 1TB Black 6Gb/s RAID 0 | ASUS STRIX SOAR | Coolermaster CM 690 II USB 3.0 | Corsair AX860i | Corsair H100i

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