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avatar potatis_invalid 12th November 2011, 03:31 AM

My latest project:
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It's a low-power, silent, home server. It will serve my website and a couple of game servers. It's running FreeBSD and lighttpd. I put it together using these parts:

  • Motherboard/CPU/GPU: Asus E35M1-I Deluxe - It's a Mini-ITX motherboard with an integrated dual-core AMD E-350 APU (CPU and GPU in one) running at 1.6 GHz. It's low-power and made for passive cooling. Has features (which are useless to me) like USB 3.0, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. Built-in SATA 3.0 controller.
  • 2x4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1333MHz RAM - This as much and as fast memory as the motherboard supports.
  • Antec ISK300-65 Mini-ITX case - Case with room for 2 2.5" drives and a slim optical drive and comes with a 65W fan-less power supply
  • OCZ Vertex 3 Series SATA III 2,5" SSD - 120GB Max Iops - Max read 550MB/s write 500MB/s
  • 2x Enermax CLUSTER UCCL8 80mm case fan - These turned out to be louder than claimed in reviews, so I'm ordering new fans to replace these. Because the computer is extremely low-power I can run these at minimum speed.

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avatar DiscoStu says: 12th November 2011, 07:09 AM
It's never silent if it has mechanical parts.
avatar potatis_invalid says: 12th November 2011, 07:27 AM
It's not completely silent, it's relatively silent.
avatar Daubster says: 12th November 2011, 15:15 PM
Looking good!
What sort of game servers are you considering?
avatar potatis_invalid says: 12th November 2011, 17:18 PM
Other than the Half-Life server I might start a modded server for the original Call of Duty. But it's a lot of work and I haven't made up my mind yet.
avatar Captain Terror says: 14th November 2011, 09:52 AM
are u growing plants in there as well?
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