Post basic specs
And what you use it for
Acer ultrabook from 2010, broken display (I control it with ssh), 4gb of ram, 320 HDD, c2d ulv.
I use it for file backups with rsync, remote surveillance with motion+dropbox, media player (HDMI to TV screen), sharing files with my roommates, torrents, occasionally host a local minecraft server.
Thinking about installing owncloud
Asus Chromebox (Celeron, 2GB, 16 GB mSATA SSD)
Linux Mint 17
I use the four USB 3.0 ports to connect all the external HDDs I used to plug into my laptop and have it serve samba for muh network drives and plex for muh chromecast.
I also use it as a network bridge to get around client isolation restrictions on the shitty wifi provided by my building. The internal wireless card connects to the building wifi, and then I connect my own router to the chromebox by ethernet and have the chromebox share its internet connection.
Asus E35m1i. AMD E350 APU 1.6GHz, 8GB, 2TB mdraid1.
Mostly NAS duties. Usually gets involved in labwork. And I tried mine litecoin on in for shits and giggles, which it naturally sucked at.
Need moar drives.
That's an easy one, actually. NUC and many similar products are just "barebones" that you need to supply processors, RAM, and storage for yourself. That's a great option for applications that need scalable performance, but since all I needed was a rudimentary linux box that could keep up with serving files at gigabit speed and had USB 3.0/wifi/ethernet, the rather pathetic chromeboxes were all I needed, and a lot cheaper than filling out a NUC.
The whole thing cost something like $130, and it's ready to go out of the box. Just install whatever OS you want (they have the legacy bootloader so it's easy to do)--unlike chromebooks they don't have any special hardware that common linux won't have drivers for. I've heard you can even install Windows 8 on them.
some dual core amd or something i dont know
i run windows home server on it, use it to store stuff, run a counter strike server, download things from my seedbox, and dhcp
keep crying, at least i dont post pictures that either arent mine or are some overkill 'enterprise' shit that sucks up power and sits in some room where the guy lives with his parents
>but i am not trying to impress anyone
If its where people can see it, it should at least go unnoticed, and that cardboard draws hueg attention
If it is out of sight, why even put an enclosure around it?
hanging from roof( next post)
asus something board
4gb ram/250gb hdd/pen4
centos running barnyard and snort
small box on table
2gb ram/3x 1tb 1x 500gb/intel atom
windows server 2008 R2
file server/DNS updater/surveillance camera server
16gb ram/500gb hdd/core 2 duo
win server 2012 r2
domain controller/seedbox/XBMC sql database for multiple Pis
I know the pic is blurry but the left is my NAS using FreeNAS and the right in my router that runs PfSense.
Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS
256GB 850 Pro SSD
4, 2TB WD Blacks in RAID10
Runs a MC server with about 50-60 concurrent players at any given time, TeamSpeak server, MySQL with an assload of DBs for the MC server; some approaching 20GB with a few hundred million entries. Web server for the MC server.
20, 4TB WD Red Drives in RAID10 (regret it BIG time; i've had 4 fail within the past year)
40TB of storage for backups, Plex content, and miscellaneous shit. Three 1Gb/s NICs, one for each server and the other for internet access. [not pictured, in basement]
Windows Server 2012
16GB ECC RAM
60 GB Intel 320 SSD
Runs Plex for about 50 of my friends and family, usually doing one or two streams at any given time. Torrent server with CouchPotato as well.
I have an old MSI netbook, that I just use as a home media server, and to seed torrents, so I don't have to leave my main system running 24/7.
Dunno the exact specs, but it's got 1GB of RAM, a 1.6ghz Atom, and I have it running Ubuntu at the moment.
I actually bought it from Chris Pirillo, a while ago, for $100.
Hey, do you think a used Dell PowerEdge 1950 Gen II would be okay to visualize a couple things like a NAS and windows workstation, maybe a mail server? I want one of these but I'm not sure if it's good enough for what I want.
They're louder than a jet taking off, I shit you not.
Their power consumption is around the 250 watt range just idle and peaks at 300-330 on max load.
Did I say they sound like a jet engine? Don't do it unless you're going to be very far away from the machine.
>buying that shit
Move over for proper enterprise gear.
I hear you can replace the fans if you solder on the proprietary connectors, does that help? We have a couple in our server room so I know how loud they can be but is there any alternative for under $200? The machine will probably be under my bed or in my closet.
I don't know where you live but there's a guy who sells pretty decked out 2950 gen II with no sleds in NYC for $90 a piece. Picked up a few from him; never again will I touch those things. I'd pay you to take them from me.
I just hooked this up today because my VPS company is shit and my hdd speeds have been .1-25 MB/s for a bit over a month and none of their "fixes" have lasted more than a few hours.
To start it'll honestly probably host nothing more than my D&D groups Pixelmon minecraft server and a small group website with previous session info and notes, and scheduling.
It's just spare parts I wasn't using, so nothing special.
i5 650 3.2ghz Dual with hyperthreading (4 threads)
4 gig single stick of DDR3 1333mhz
120 gig SSD on a Sata II port because the shitty dell mobo doesn't support Sata III
intel graphics, not hooking up my spare HD 4870 for power bill reasons.
My VPS I was using as a proxy because it's located in Canada, a few small websites, a reddit bot for a friend (I don't have any fucking clue how/why reddit works) TeamSpeak and until the hdd speeds were complete shit minecraft
I'm a filthy casual.
I used to run a more powerfull machine that had a Raid 0+1 config and the PSU failed, taking 3/4 of my drives with it. (The 3 drives on the same cable, the only surviving one being on its own cable)
I lost pretty much every project, picture, and video I ever worked on besides the few SUPER important CANT LOOSE I kept on an external.
You can but if you want airflow and static pressure to be within specs you'll still have a pretty darn loud machine. You can only move so much air per decibel anon.
Sure, you can install fans that are out of spec (read slower) in which case it might overheat. Not to mention that the hardware is liable to get pissed when the tacho signal is out of range.
The latter might work if it's a walk in closet. I ran a similar setup a few years ago, it was great for drying shirts.
Xeon E3-1225 v3, 4GB RAM, and 5TB of storage
Currently running plain xubuntu, will be putting fedora server on it very soon.
Use it as a Plex, and MC server.
nahh son, IBM is unrivaled in the design department.
>buying anything lenovo in 2014
in order of price:
supermicro (but you have to build it)
ibm before they sold out
always got expensive quotes for ibm
hp/dell are good, supermicro if you're not to fussed about support and want dirt cheap quality
ibm are expensive as hell
most places i see run hp/dell, nothing wrong with them as they are solid systems
their enterprise gear is so much better than the other shit they produce it's basically 2 separate companies sharing the same brand