Building a file server for home
dan at langille.org
Thu Feb 11 12:30:40 UTC 2010
Patrick Proniewski wrote:
> On 11 févr. 10, at 04:05, Dan Langille wrote:
>> In short, I'm pretty much decided upon this case:
>> * Athena Power CA-SWH01BH8 Pedestal case
>> * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811192058
>> * contains 2 SATAx4 Hot-Swap HDD bays
>> * sounds like good value for a case with hot swap
>> * got a better case?
> I would probably go for a SuperWorkstation (www.supermicro.com), like
> this one for example:
> It's more expensive, for sure, than a combo of Athena case / MSI board,
> but it surely rocks.
From Newegg, it's $900 :
Considering the case I wanted is $270.
Going with rough guesses:
* add PSU - $140
* add M/B - $200
And we're at $610
But the M/B I'm getting with the Supermicro is actually a $500 m/b.
> As a cheaper alternative, you might want to consider buying a SuperMicro
> (or Tyan) motherboard to put into your Athena case.
That may be an option, but if I did that, I don't think I'd be buying
the above board.
I take it you are using the above server? If so what RAM and CPU did
you put into it?
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