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Home server creation

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16-02-2021, 11:43 PM
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So I've had this idea for a few days to create my self a home server. I already have one but I use it for a torrent storage unit mainly. I decided that I would create a new server for certain reasons I prefer not to disclose here. I'll say some basic reasons it'll be used for, RDP's for software such as XDG and some others.

I plan on making the main operating system of the machine Ubuntu and using the software "X2GO" to remote into it (You can tell me if there are better alternatives if you prefer)

So, I don't really know what specs I want to give this so I'll say my ideas and link what I plan on purchasing:

Starting with the CPU, I didn't really know what I wanted for this. However, I want something with a high cure count with a decent clock speed. I chose that the Ryzen 7 2700X would be the best for this choice. It has 8 cores, 16 threads with a decent clock speed. If you have any better suggestions, please tell me. This will cost me about £100.

Next, the PSU. I don't really need a high watt count but I want something with a high rating, 80+ Gold if possible. I settled for the be quiet! Pure Power 11 600W 80+ Gold power supply. Power Supply isn't really important in my opinion as long as it doesn't explode. I guess this is strong enough to power my needs, it should be at least. This will cost me about £70

Then onto the, GPU. Since this is literally useless as it's going to be a server running virtual machines on a Linux Ubuntu main OS. I'm going to throw one of my 750 Ti's or 970's laying around into it. Should be more than powerful enough.

Then onto the, RAM. I plan on running 64 GB DDR4 around 2666 mhz, maybe even 3200 MHZ if I really go overkill. I don't know if this really matters too much in the RAM Speed? I'm not gaming so I'm guessing it doesn't matter that much so 2666 MHZ is more than perfect enough. The reason I'm limiting to 64 GB is mainly due to the fact the motherboard I plan on purchasing only supports 64 GB maximum.

Then onto the MOBU. I plan on using the Asus Prime B450MA. It supports M.2 which is awesome and it supports the Ryzen 7 2700X which is even better. Supports my needs, not too sure if there is a better board though.

The onto the storage. For storage, I plan on using an M.2 at 240 GB - This is more than enough as it'll only really have the OS on it. I plan on getting 2 x 2 TB HDD drives. 2 x 6 TB HDD drives and saving the other 2 for anything else if I really need it. This is because the B450MA supports 6 x SATA ports.

Case will just be some random thing off amazon.

Again, this isn't meant to be a full on server- if it was I'd buy a server rack. This is just a little home server for storage and anything else if I really need it.

Tell me your thoughts, wouldn't mind getting some better tips on things to change.

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