I want to first say thank you for all the great information provided on the website that guided my component selection for my budget build.
Unfortunately due to the current COVID pandemic, the selection of some components has become few and far between, especially for newer items (case and PSU specifically). The purpose of my build was to create a virtualization server to host either Hyper-V server, or Proxmox, as cheap as possible, and still leave room for future upgrades.
|CPU||2 x E5-2630 (SR0KV)||$16.22|
|CPU cooler||2 x Supermicro 2U Passive||$20.00|
|CPU Fans||2 x Nidec UltraFlow 60mm||$13.82|
|Case||DeepCool MATREXX 55||$49.18|
|RAM||2 x Samsung PC3L-10600R 16GB||$44.13|
|SSD||ADATA 240GB SATA 3 2.5"||$35.16|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake 500W||$60.53|
|Fans||Arctic F12 PWM PST 5 Pack||$36.12|
|Cable||EPS 8-pin splitter||$6.69|
- Prices listed account for tax and shipping charges, if any
Also installed and not included in the cost, as I already had these items:
- PCIe M.2 Adapter with 500GB Mushkin Helix-L NVMe
- WD 500GB Blue
- Arctic Thermal Paste
Some things I still need to take care of include buying an IO shield and provide active cooling for the CPUs. I had thought the listing for the motherboard included the shield, but it did not, easy fix. As for the CPU cooling, the case I selected limits the intake on the 3 front mounted case fans to just the sides of the front. Under a CPU stress test CPU2 overheated after a couple minutes, but if the front panel is removed the CPU temps stay manageable (70 C). I plan on installing 60mm PWM fans in front of the CPU heat sinks as a cheaper alternative.
I have purchased (prices provided above have been updated) and installed 2x 60mm fans onto the 2U heatsinks. After running a burn test for two hours the CPU temps stayed steady at 58 C (ambient 24 C) with the CPU fan speeds spinning at 3700 rpm and the case fans at 880 rpm.