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  1. I wanted to build a server with interchangeable parts with my Ryzen desktop.  Use case is for replacing multiple Raspberry Pis, backup for the backups, video recording,  and doing VM stuff in Windows and Linux.  All parts were purchased over two months used/new from Amazon Warehouse, Ebay, forums, and local resale sites.   I would definitely suggest people checkout their local used market as some of prices I got were nuts, even more so on Ryzen processors and motherboards.  I did buy some parts I decided I didn't need but I should be able to break even on reselling them.


    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor    $110 new Offerup
    CPU Cooler: Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler   $19 Amazon Warehouse 
    Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard   $83 Amazon Warehouse 
    Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory   $100 new Offerup 
    Cache: Patriot - Burst 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive   $25 used Craigslist 
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K4000 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  $130 for all Ultrastars used resale forum 
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K4000 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive   
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K6000 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive   
    Parity: Hitachi - Deskstar NAS 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive   $85 new Frys (overpaid found same new drive for $55 local resale)
    Video Card: Asus - Radeon HD 6450 1GB Video Card   $17 used Ebay 
    Case: Antec - Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case   $60 used Craigslist (overpaid came with 2 x 2tb Segate drives that didn't survive preclear)
    Power Supply: Antec - EarthWatts Platinum 550W 80+ Platinum Certified ATX Power Supply  $50  Amazon Warehouse
    Drive cage: Rosewill 3 x 5.25-Inch to 4 x 3.5-Inch Hot-swap SATAIII/SAS Hard Disk Drive Cage - Black (RSV-SATA-Cage-34)  $38 used Ebay 
    2nd NIC:  10GB Single Port Mellanox Connectx-2 PCI-E 10GBe Ethernet NIC  $36 used Ebay (included 2 cards and cable)
    OS: Unraid  $59


    Total: $811 

    $571 w/o hard drives