Want to build UNRAID server

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Maximus96, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Maximus96

    Maximus96 Diamond Member

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    1. What YOUR PC will be used for. - *UNRAID SERVER*

    2. What YOUR budget is. - *$300-400*

    3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from. - *USA*

    4. IF YOU have a brand preference. *NONE*

    5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are. -
    *REUSING CASE, MEMORY, WD RED, BLACK, AND SEAGATE BARRACUDA DRIVES*

    7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds. - *DEFAULT*

    8. What resolution will you be using? - *HEADLESS*

    9. WHEN do you plan to build it? - *ASAP*

    X. Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system, such as Windows or Blu Ray playback software? - *NO*

    Would prefer to buy from amazon unless newegg is significantly cheaper

    background info,

    I currently have the Unraid server running on an old DFI Lanparty UT3 mobo with an Athlon A64 3200 chip, and 1.5GB ram. The problem is two of the 4 on-board SATA heads seem to be dead. I have 6 SATA drives total right now so 4 of those are using a legacy PCI SATA card. I'm thinking maybe some SATA6 ports will help increase the transfer speed.

    The only requirement is I want 6 SATA ports on-board to accommodate my drives without needing add-on cards as well as built-in video.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

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    I believe I've seen some H77 boards with 8 SATA ports. Six Intel (two 6Gbit/sec), and two provided by an add-on chipset.

    Edit: AMD FM2 A85X boards also sport eight native 6Gbit/sec SATA ports.

    Edit: You won't be able to re-use your RAM.
     
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  3. mfenn

    mfenn Elite Member <br> Currently on <BR> Moderator Sabb
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    So you basically just need a CPU, mobo with a lot of SATA ports, RAM, and a PSU? That should be easy. SATA 6 Gb/s doesn't matter for mechanical HDD's since they can't even touch SATA 3 Gb/s speeds.

    This is from Newegg, feel free to comparison shop to Amazon.

    Pentium G620 $64
    ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP $80 - 4 SATA 3Gb/s, 4 SATA 6Gb/s
    GeIL DDR3 1333 4GB $18
    Corsair CX430 $20 AR AP
    Total: $182