Old PC

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 at 15W less, 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.

The Hardware

  • 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