[SOLVED] Advice on building a home server

Jan 18, 2021
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Approximate Purchase Date:
6 weeks

Budget Range:
$500-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
  1. learning testing things setting up file server
  2. needs to be quiet machine
  3. needs storage
  4. Minimalist on build
  5. Might use for perforce or devops lab.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No
No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Yes, win10 pro

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
newegg.com

Location: Seattle, WA, PNW

Parts Preferences: by brand or type
CPU: Either
GPU: Either

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No


Additional Comments:
Again, just using this machine for lab setup/testing, I already have hard drives for backup but yea to learn some tools will need to build a home server.
I don't think VM's or docker containers will be an option as I will need more RAM for that and I think the minimum ram I would need is 32GB
for OS will need either windows 10 or windows Server.
I just want an extra machine for this kind of testing that isn't my laptop.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
I would recommend a used HP or Dell workstation. Server style components but relatively quiet.
I agree with this. If you are adamant about building your own, though, this is would work. GPU prices are simply too high, right now, for a DIY build, for this use case.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($284.76 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD_BLACK SN750 SE 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.61 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $998.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-09 09:24 EST-0500
 

kanewolf

Titan
Moderator
Approximate Purchase Date:
6 weeks

Budget Range:
$500-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
  1. learning testing things setting up file server
  2. needs to be quiet machine
  3. needs storage
  4. Minimalist on build
  5. Might use for perforce or devops lab.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No
No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Yes, win10 pro

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
newegg.com

Location: Seattle, WA, PNW

Parts Preferences: by brand or type
CPU: Either
GPU: Either

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No


Additional Comments:
Again, just using this machine for lab setup/testing, I already have hard drives for backup but yea to learn some tools will need to build a home server.
I don't think VM's or docker containers will be an option as I will need more RAM for that and I think the minimum ram I would need is 32GB
for OS will need either windows 10 or windows Server.
I just want an extra machine for this kind of testing that isn't my laptop.
I would recommend a used HP or Dell workstation. Server style components but relatively quiet.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
I would recommend a used HP or Dell workstation. Server style components but relatively quiet.
I agree with this. If you are adamant about building your own, though, this is would work. GPU prices are simply too high, right now, for a DIY build, for this use case.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($284.76 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD_BLACK SN750 SE 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.61 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $998.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-09 09:24 EST-0500
 

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