Anniversary Build 2.0 "SNAFU"

This is my Anniversary Build 2.0!

Component Part Name Price
Case Supermicro​ BPN-SAS2-​846EL1 200
CPU(s) 2X Intel Xeon E5-2650 V2 2.6 GHz 8-Core Processor 110
CPU Cooler(s) 2X Noctua NH-U9DXi4 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler 90
Mobo Supermicro​ X9DRE-TF+ 233
RAM 4X Samsung M3​86B4G70DM0​-CMA4 (1X32GB) 1866MHz 73
PSU EVGA 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply 70
Storage - SSD 2X Corsair LS 120GB, 2X Kingston 120 GB
Storage NVME 1X Samsung 960 EVO M.2 PCIe NVMe 500GB 105
Storage Array 2X WD Red 8TB, 3X WD Red 3TB, 1X WD Blue 1TB, 1X WD Red 4TB, 2X Seagate 4TB
Video Card 1 Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB AMP! Extreme 330
Video Card 2 Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 75
PCIe Other SAS9211-8I LSI Host Bus Adapter 22
PCIe Other Inateck Superspeed 7 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card 28.5
PCIe Other Supermicro AOC-SLG3-2M2 PCIe Add-On Card 40
Total 1376.5

The purpose of this build was to consolidate a few devices.

  1. My daily drivers (Windows (Gaming), Linux, MacOSX)
  2. Storage (NAS)
  3. Docker Containers

Note: Pics don’t include the GTX 1080 because I haven’t figured out how to package it yet.

It was a really great learning experience building this system. Lots of lessons learned and things I might do differently next time. Thank you so much to the Serverbuilds community for all of their support!


Nice build! Curious whether you changed out the stock case fans? If yes, what did you use, and if no, how are the temps/noise levels?

Thanks! I have not changed out the stock fans but I did buy a single Noctua NF-A8 to use for testing as a replacement.

I have it in an enclosed cabinet which I find makes bumps up the average temps a bit.

System temp ≈ 40°C
Drives ≈ 30°C - 35°C

Under normal usage.