Jan 092013
 

After my first draft, I discovered a few things:

  1. The motherboard was socket type LGA 1156
  2. The CPU was socket type LGA 1155
  3. NewEgg doesn’t list any LGA 1156 CPUs
  4. The board has SATA 3
  5. The drives were SATA 6
  6. Using an Active PFC PSU with my plain 6+ year old UPS will cause the PSU to shutdown when the UPS switches to battery

Here is the new list:

  1. case – Fractal Design Define Mini Black Micro ATX Silent – $99.99
  2. motherboard – SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCL+-F Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1155 Intel C202 DDR3 1333 (manufacturer page) – $179.99
  3. CPU – Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Server Processor – $239.99
  4. RAM – Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) for $74.99 NOTE: I returned this RAM and used Samsung DDR3-1600 8GB/1Gx72 ECC Samsung Chip Server Memory – M391B1G73BH0-CK0 (16GB for $145.40)
  5. PSU – RAIDMAX RX-500AF Continuous 500 watts ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply – $49.99 * replaced by a EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G2 80 Plus Gold Rated on Jan 20, 2016
  6. HDD – SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ – $59.99
  7. HDD – Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS 320 GB 3.5′ – $70.99
  8. DVD burner – ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner – Bulk – OEM – $19.99

Grand total: $816.56 (up $99.82 from before) including tax and shipping.

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  4 Responses to “Creating a new gateway box, part II”

  1. Have you given any thought to a UPS? Or does ZFS make hard-shutdowns safe?

  2. That mother board supports a 2nd generation i3. Unless you need the additional computer power of the Xeon, you could save power and build cost by using an i3-2120T (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115094) that has a TDP of 35W.