Question Building a Nas Media Center, Is this a good case?

Mar 23, 2019
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-SC5650HCBRP-Xeon-E5620-Quad-Core-2-4GHz-6GB-Workstation-Server-System-PC/372354927644
I figured a old server setup would be better and it has a built in raid profile.
Thanx!

In case the specs cant be seen..
Product Description:



Features:


• Refurbished (see below for description)
• No Hard Drive - supports six hot-swap SAS/SATA drives at 3Gb/s
• No Operating System!

• Intel Xeon E5620 2.4GHz quad-core processor
• 2.66GHz Max Turbo Frequency
• 12MB Smart Cache, 5.86GT/s QPI
• Intel S5520 chipset
• 6GB DDR3 ECC Registered RAM (supports up to 288GB)
• DVD±RW drive
• Integrated video
• Two Gigabit through Intel 82575EB PHYs with Intel I/O Acceleration Technology 2 support
• Adaptec 5405Z 512MB DDR2 PCI Express Serial RAID controller
• 56K PCI Express modem

Motherboard Features:
Two (2) CPU sockets (one occupied)
• One (1) PCI Express Gen 2 16x slot
• Three (3) PCI Express Gen 2 x8 slots (two occupied)
• One (1) PCI Express Gen 1 x4 slot
• One (1) 32-bit/33 MHz PCI slot
• Twelve (12) 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots (three occupied)
• Six (6) SATA ports at 1.5 Gbps and 3 Gbps

Front Features:
Two (2) USB 2.0 ports

Rear I/O Ports:
One (1) 15-pin VGA
• One (1) 9-pin Serial
• Four (4) USB 2.0 ports
• Two (2) RJ-45 Ethernet ports
• One (1) RJ-11 modem port (on PCI Express card)

Case Features:
Two (2) 5.25-inch external drive bays (one occupied)
• One (1) 3.5-inch external drive bay
• Six (6) Hot-swap SAS/SATA 3.5-inch drive bays (front)
• Two (2) 600-watt power supplies (100 - 240V, 47/63Hz)

Unit Dimensions:
17.75 x 9.25 x 19.1-inches (H x W x D, approximate)

Package Includes:
• Intel SC5650HCBRP Xeon E5620 Quad-Core 2.4GHz Server System
• Power cord
 

Dave8671

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Thats not case its a server computer with no operating system. You might want to get a case not a computer if you are building a system. Look at amazon, tigerdirect or newegg sites.
 
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My bad, I meant the server, but read somewhere else that a server cpu is not as good as a regular cpu for a nas or media server.
Thanx.
 
For NAS/Media Center pc you want it to be quiet and consume little power.
That server won't be either. You'll have to replace all internal fans and cpu cooling to get noise to acceptable levels.
On other note - 6 SATA hot swap bays is definitely a plus.
 
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For NAS/Media Center pc you want it to be quiet and consume little power.
That server won't be either. You'll have to replace all internal fans and cpu cooling to get noise to acceptable levels.
On other note - 6 SATA hot swap bays is definitely a plus.
Good point, I forgot about how servers are noisy, The wife wouldn't like that.
 

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