I am interested in building the NK4, I acquired a Dell T110 II from my work a few weeks back and was looking to make some upgrades to it and I found this forum.
I am using this server for PleX and automated media downloading, I was looking to add more HDDs to it, currently I have 2 2TB WD Reds, 2 500GB Reds and a Samsung 250GB SSD . I also wanted to add a Quadro GPU for remote transcodes and I found that the T110 cannot power more than 25w on the PCIe lanes. I am also out of sata ports on the mobo and only really have space to add 1 more HDD.
It currently has a Xeon E31220 proc. in it and it’s not the V2 listed on the build nor is it the low power one you have listed, It also has 2 2GB mem sticks. Is this ok to re-use or should I get one listed on the build?
Also what mobo should I get that will support a GPU, the boards listed don’t seem to have the notch cutout to fit the GPU and was wondering if there were any other suggestions.
I plan on getting the Rosewill 4U chassis RSV-R4100 I would rather get the 15 bay version for future expansion but my rack is only 21" in depth. I guess I can always build a DAS if i need more storage.
Currently I have it running openmediavault as I was just testing all this stuff out and wanted something free and it has been working very reliably and was extremely easy to setup but I never see it mentioned in here and I was wondering why?