This is my old PC, which I’m planning on giving to my dad, as he really needs a new pc. My original plan was to use this machine as a home server, but after I played a little bit with power saving options, I decided to trash this plan, as I probably never get this machine down to a reasonable 24/7 power draw while keeping it at usable speed (I live in Germany, where power prices are crazy).
Just according to the calculation on Home-Server/Power-Tuning, resulting in 3,50 € per year per watt constant power draw, if a new machine idles about 15W lower, this saves about the cost of new hardware over the next 10 years (expected time the server will run), while also bringing
- the benefit of having ECC (which is not necessary for a home server, but really recommended for ZFS which I’m using),
- providing more speed and,
- having a “new” machine for my dad.
I’m keeping the hardware on here, as this is currently still in my usage, and I also want to have this list of hardware in case I need to look something up.
- CPU: Intel Core i7-5820k (6 cores @ 4.0 GHz)
- CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15
- RAM: 48 GB: 4x 4 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 MHz + 4x 8 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 MHz
- Mainboard: Asrock X99 Extreme 4
- GPU: None, not needed currently (soon to be my old GTX 770 2 GB, which my dad currently has in his pc)
- SSD 1: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500 GB (OS and Programs)
- SSD 2: SanDisk (former System Drive, now used for e.g. TrueNAS Cache)
- HDD 1: Seagate 2 TB
- HDD 2: old WD 500 GB drive that was lying around
- HDD 3: WD Red 4 TB
- HDD 4: External USB HDD, 4 TB WD My Passport
- PSU: 700W beQuiet System Power 7
- Case: none, lies open on a table :)
- OS: Windows 10