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This is what i plan to use on my unraid server thoughts or comments?


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Recertified: EVGA 141-BL-E760-RX LGA 1366 Intel X58 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

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Item #:N82E16813188072

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$399.99 -$155.00 Instant $244.99

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Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

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HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3030ALA630 (0F12460) 3TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Model #:0F12460

Item #:N82E16822145561

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$129.99 -$10.00 Instant $2,399.80

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LIAN LI PC-A77F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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$349.99 -$30.00 Instant $319.99

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL

Model #:F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL

Item #:N82E16820231313

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$26.99 $53.98

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HighPoint RocketRAID 3530 PCI-Express x8 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Model #:RocketRAID 3530

Item #:N82E16816115059

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$349.99 -$20.00 Instant $329.99

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Rosewill RC-218 PCI Express SATA II Controller Card w/ 4 internal SATA with 2 external eSATA Design

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Item #:N82E16816132018

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$89.99 -$20.00 Instant $69.99

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StarTech USBMBADAPT 6" USB A Female to USB Motherboard 4 Pin Header F/F ADAPTER

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ICY DOCK MB455SPF-B 5 in 3 SATA I, II & III Hot-Swap Internal Backplane Raid Cage Module

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Item #:N82E16817994028

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Just figured i would ask for thoughts or comments.

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You seem to have a  very expensive motherboard and processor for a server. You don't need anything close to that power unless you plan on doing some serious transcoding using the server.

 

I'm also not sure if that Rocketraid card will work or not. I'm assuming you pulled it from the forums? Even then, if you can find a motherboard with 2 x PCIe x4 slots you can do 2 of the Supermicro cards that are 8 ports each for less than that card costs. You will also need SAS to SATA breakout cables for either of these cards.

 

You ever consider a Norco case (4220 I think is the 24 bay case) instead of the tower and the hot-swap bays? It would be comparible in price to that case you picked. It also comes with the hotswap already saving you around $400 there and it also has the SAS connectors on the backplanes so you just run 2 or 3 cables from each SATA card to the backplane.

 

Peter

 

 

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An Atom will work for serving files. So, you can pick a much lower end processor and it will be more than capable. An i3 would be way more than enough to serve files. I wouldn't believe you need to spend more than $300 to get a really good unRAID suitable motherboard and CPU combo.

 

You pretty much have to stick to the hot-swap bays if you want a tower. They are more pricy, but that's the price you pay for a tower.

 

Peter

 

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