Single CPU Anniversary build complete

I have been following this community for a while, and knew I wanted to eventually build a better server than the one that I had, not a very high bar. Fortunately the OS drive on my Acer Easystore H340 bit the dust a month ago which is what pushed me to just go ahead and start getting parts together for the new one. I was kind of torn on what build to go with on the server, but ultimately settled on the Anniversary build due to the ability to upgrade it beyond anything I will need. I have never built any kind of computer before, so it was a bit overwhelming initially, but once I started to piece it together, I realized most of it is very straightforward.

JDM’s Discord channel was extremely helpful with picking out components and answering questions, no matter how trivial the questions may have been. Go there.

Component Model Cost
MOBO GA-7PESH2 175.00
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 13.00
PSU EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G+, 80 Plus Gold 1000W (Bstock) 70.00
RAM 2x16GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 4Rx4 1.5v ECC Registered RDIMM 30.00
Cache SSD ADATA SU800 1TB 95.00
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro 100.00
Case Fans Arctic F14 PWM 5 pack 26.00
CPU cooler Arctic Freezer 12 22.00
OS USB SanDisk 16GB Ultra Fit 6.50
Cables Cable Matters 3-Pack Straight SATA III 6.0 Gbps 8.00
Cables StarTech 4X SATA Power Splitter Adapter Cable 6.00
Cables SFF-8087 to SATA 8.00
Hardware total 559.50
Parity 1x WD 8TB 125.00
Storage 2x WD 8TB 250.00
Storage 1x Seagate Barracuda 2TB Had on hand
Total with Storage 934.50

The build (before storage) was originally at $495.00, but I decided to go with a bigger cache drive than the one that I first bought.

The 2tb drive that I have in there, is in an unassigned configuration to serve as my torrent drive, I don’t want all of that activity on the main drives.

I am using unraid as the OS (still on free trial, so the key will add to the total cost of the build). Having zero experience of any OS other than windows, there has been a bit of a learning curve, but nothing too bad. Spaceinvader One’s Unraid videos have been helpful as well.

As of now, I have plex up and running, rutorrent working well (still can’t figure out the autotools copy feature), OpenVPN for off network access and Krusader for file transferring.

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Looks great how do you like the case? Was thinking about switching from nk2019 to Anni and using that’s case since I don’t need a huge rack and tons of other ranks to combine with.

Also where did you get the case for 100 bucks. Is it the tempered glass?

Thanks!, Yes, it’s the tempered glass version. It was on amazon (sold by “ Services, Inc”) for 100 when I purchased it, I would imagine that they will get it back in stock. Here is the link, if you want to check with Amazon.

Keep in mind, this is the first computer/server I have built, but I really like the case. It seems to be very well thought out and very easy to work in.

Newegg seems to be the cheapest currently on the case.