New Fat Build - Room to Grow - Feedback Appreciated

Hi, all!

Short-term goal for this machine is to be multifunctional - NAS, handful of VMs, minor game and web hosting. Eventually I plan to separate the NAS into its own unit, but that can wait. I feel I’ve overbuilt this machine for its current purposes, but I wanted room to grow as I find more potential applications I want to pursue.

I’ve included two build options - one for rack mount and one for tower. I’m undecided at this point which path to take, but I’m not too concerned with noise or power consumption. I’m torn between the improved expansion options with the rack mount vs. the compact form and convenience of the tower.

Build 1: Rack mount

# Part Item Source Cost Qty Notes Link
1 Case Rosewill RSV-L4412 Local 170 1 170 EE-ATX RSV-L4412 - 4U Rackmount Server Case or Chassis, 12 SATA / SAS Hot-Swap Drives, 5 Cooling Fans Included - Rosewill
2 MoBo Supermicro X9DAX-7F-HFT Dual LGA2011 Ebay 180 1 180 EE-ATX Supermicro X9DAX-7F-HFT Dual LGA2011 Intel C602/DDR3 EE-ATX Server Motherboard | eBay
3 Processor Intel Xeon E5-2643 V2 SR19X 3.50GHz Ebay 65 2 130 Intel Xeon E5-2643 V2 SR19X 3.50GHz Six-Core Processor CPU LGA 2011 | eBay
4 Cooler 2011 ARCTIC Freezer 34 Amazon 32 2 64 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L9T4YC2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?smid=A2T6N244WTLWGU&psc=1
5 Ram M386B8G70DE0-YH93Q Samsung 64GB DIMM Ebay 75 2 150 M386B8G70DE0-YH93Q Samsung 64GB DIMM for EMC VMAX PN: 100-887-105-00 | eBay
6 PSU Corsair RM750 — 750 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Corsair 110 1 110 https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Power-Supply-Units/Power-Supply-Units-Advanced/RM-Series™-80-PLUS-Gold-Power-Supplies/p/CP-9020195-NA
7 SSD ADATA SU635 480GB 3D-NAND SATA 2.5 inch Internal SSD Amazon 47 1 47 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PGC3JKQ/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2UXO5LPTDY3LN
8 SSD2 Kingston 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/120G Amazon 20 2 40 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6JQS8C/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
9 USB Drive 0
10 Unraid OS Unraid Unraid 90 1 90 Unraid | Pricing Options
11 Fans ARCTIC F9 PWM PST Value Pack - 92 mm PWM PST Case Fan Amazon 26 1 26 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NTUJN4C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?smid=A2T6N244WTLWGU&psc=1
12 Accessories Relper-Lineso 6 Pack 18 Inches SATA III 6.0 Gbps Data Cable Amazon 16 2 32 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076CFBVV8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=AIRFE39HYUBHF&psc=1
13 Accessories GELID Solutions GC-Extreme - Thermal Conductive Paste Amazon 13 1 13 3.5g https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P5W4RU/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AW9QXMLY5QE3F
14 Other 0
15 HDD’s Western Digital 4TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM 5 0 Owned https://www.amazon.com/Red-4TB-NAS-Hard-Drive/dp/B00EHBERSE
Total: 1052

Build 2: Tower

# Part Item Source Cost Qty Notes Link
1 Case Fractal Design Meshify 2 Newegg 130 1 130 <=E-ATX Fractal Design Meshify 2 Black ATX Flexible Mid Tower Computer Case, FD-C-MES2A-01 - Newegg.com
2 MoBo Supermicro X9DRH-7F Dual Socket XEON LGA2011 Ebay 175 1 175 E-ATX Supermicro X9DRH-7F Dual Socket XEON LGA2011 Extended ATX Server Motherboard 722842683820 | eBay
3 Processor Intel Xeon E5-2643 V2 SR19X 3.50GHz Ebay 65 2 130 Intel Xeon E5-2643 V2 SR19X 3.50GHz Six-Core Processor CPU LGA 2011 | eBay
4 Cooler 2011 Supermicro 4U Active CPU Heatsink Cooling for X9 Amazon 35 2 70 Narrow ILM https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007UXPIX4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
5 Ram M386B8G70DE0-YH93Q Samsung 64GB DIMM Ebay 75 2 150 M386B8G70DE0-YH93Q Samsung 64GB DIMM for EMC VMAX PN: 100-887-105-00 | eBay
6 PSU Corsair RM750 — 750 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Corsair 110 1 110 https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Power-Supply-Units/Power-Supply-Units-Advanced/RM-Series™-80-PLUS-Gold-Power-Supplies/p/CP-9020195-NA
7 SSD ADATA SU635 480GB 3D-NAND SATA 2.5 inch Internal SSD Amazon 47 1 47 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PGC3JKQ/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2UXO5LPTDY3LN
8 SSD2 Kingston 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/120G Amazon 20 2 40 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6JQS8C/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
9 USB Drive 0
10 Unraid OS Unraid Unraid 90 1 90 Unraid | Pricing Options
11 Fans 0
12 Accessories Relper-Lineso 6 Pack 18 Inches SATA III 6.0 Gbps Data Cable Amazon 16 2 32 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076CFBVV8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=AIRFE39HYUBHF&psc=1
13 Accessories GELID Solutions GC-Extreme - Thermal Conductive Paste Amazon 13 1 13 3.5g https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P5W4RU/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AW9QXMLY5QE3F
14 Other 0
15 HDD’s Western Digital 4TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM 5 0 Owned https://www.amazon.com/Red-4TB-NAS-Hard-Drive/dp/B00EHBERSE
Total: 987

Thanks to those in the Discord who already offered advice on specific components! So glad I found this community before taking on this project.

I’d get a RSV-L4500 instead.

The motherboard you have selected will not fit in either chassis, nor will it fit in a RSV-L4500.
Can you use the X9DRL-iF?

Both good catches, I trusted the case summary too much without checking actual mm dimensions.

After talking with you and a few others on discord, I’m pivoting to recycling my main PC hardware into a server with a little more horsepower. Will find a place to share those plans when I’ve got a rough idea. Thanks!

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