NSFW Build [completed Oct 2018]

Thought I’d put this here for posterity. Forum didn’t exist when this was completed.

Item Price
Motherboard GA-7PESH2 $ 175.00
Dual E5-2660 V2 $ 212.50
8x 8GB PC3-10600R $ 124.00
SAS to SATA Cables $ 15.98
SSD Bracket $ 15.42
SATA Power Splitters $ 10.98
Thumbdrive for OS $ 7.95
Fans $ 23.98
2x Arctic Freezer 33 Plus $ 67.98
Thermal Compound $ 12.99
Rosewill RSV-L4500 $ 120.19
EVGA 750 G1+ $ 79.99
Unraid Pro License $ 129.00
Subtotal without storage: $ 995.96
4x 8TB Mybook $ 639.96
2x 512 SSD $ 145.98
4x 4TB (repurposed) $ -
Storage subtotal (for now) $785.94
Grand Total $ 1,781.90

I’ve since made a few changes. I dropped all of the old 4TB drives, added an 8TB drive, and swapped up to a 10TB parity.

I know, I KNOW! I didn’t reverse the fan wall. But, you know… my temps are doing just fine.

Here’s the current state of things:

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Nice build! Which 2011 board did you go with?

It was the GA-7PESH2.

That is a nice one!

Nice build; 7PESH2 is a beauty! Your fans are pointing the right way, that’s the important thing. Having them push rather than pull through the grating is only about reducing noise.

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Thanks. All good. It’s plenty quit sitting in the basement!