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Post My Server !
Recently we had a post from stlouis1 about an awesome server he just assembled. Well, since I think I'm better here's mine. :mrgreen: :lol: (i kid, i kid)

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Sony Vaio laptop
C2D T6600
4GB DDR2
Windows 7 x64

Its running plex for the pi in the living room, using it as a print server, and basic storage for the whole house. As you can see in the pic, the external HDD is outside its case, cause it runs a bit hot enclosed spinning at 7200rpm. Non the less, its being throttled by USB 2. And the best part is that its around 50c degrees under min load and 77c when streaming something via plex. This is after replacing the dried up thermal compound with as5.


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Instead of creating a new post, I'll just update this one. The other week I was browsing Amazon and noticed this.
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkServe ... ords=ts140

At $220 I couldn't pass up the deal. Its ultra quiet, its small and plenty of horsepower for what I'm using it for. Currently I'm running Server 2008 R2 (thanks school for free software). It doesn't have hot swappable HDD cage, but I can live with it right now. Currently I'm running it as a file server, plex media server and once I figure out the HP driver issues with Server 2008, a print server.
In the near future I'm planning on getting some NAS Drives and run some kind of raid (most likely raid5) and another stick of 4gb EEC ram. Depending of what I need later on, I might swap the i3 for a xeon. :mrgreen:

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DDR3 ECC?? I've been in the market for new ram for my server, I've currently got 12x4gb sticks of samsung DDR3 ECC stuff in there. When the time comes that I finally upgrade mine, if you think you might be interested I'll let you know when my old stuff is free'd up

nice find btw. what socket is it?

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Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:25 pm
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I'm definitely interested. 4GB is not much these days. Its socket 1150 by the way.

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Seems like a solid deal.

Definitely a step in the right direction compared to your previous "server"

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found some used laptop drives to upgrade my storage a bit. shame? not at all. :mrgreen:


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