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128 GB server: what do you think?

Postby jerrynazard » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:08 pm

I am updating to 96 - 128 GB. This server was suggested to me by a computer friend. Wondering if any of you have thoughts about this. It certainly would be an inexpensive way to proceed. Many thanks in advance for your help and expertise. -Jerry

https://www.amazon.com/High-End-Virtual ... server+ram
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Re: 128 GB server: what do you think?

Postby engrssc » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:51 pm

Servers, due to their fans, are generally noisier than PC's for instance. I've also heard they are slower. They are designed for other purposes as compared to a "normal" (whatever that is) computer. :cry:

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Re: 128 GB server: what do you think?

Postby jerrynazard » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:09 pm

Thanks, Ed. This is the type of feedback I need to get before doing something that I may regret.
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Computer build 128 GB

Postby jerrynazard » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:28 pm

Working on an upgrade to my Hauptwerk system. The following is a proposed build using an i7-5820K, which I understand will run 128GB of RAM. Any comments or suggestions would be most appreciated. Many thanks!

Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler
MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
G.Skill Aegis 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory X 2
Crucial BX200 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case
Cooler Master 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer
Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 57.7 CFM 120mm Fan
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Re: 128 GB server: what do you think?

Postby mdyde » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:35 am

Hello Jerry,

[I've merged your two similar topics together, to keep the discussion in one place.]

From a quick trawl through the results of a forum search for 'server' (which does also find rather a lot of irrelevant entries relating to Web servers), these were a few of the more-recent previous topics that were (at least partly) relevant to using PC server hardware/platforms and/or 128 GB:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13802
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=14463
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14597
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=15412
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=15093
Best regards,
Martin.

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Re: 128 GB server: what do you think?

Postby evertjan » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:21 am

Hello Jerry,

I missed a video card. This processor has no video capabilities. Take f.i. a Nvidia GT710 silent (no fan).

And the new MX300-serie SSD of Crucial has a better price/performance; http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/storage-ssd-mx300
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Re: 128 GB server: what do you think?

Postby jerrynazard » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:48 am

Thank you both, Martin and Evertjan!
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Re: 128 GB server: what do you think?

Postby MrNhanduc » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:07 am

Looks like a solid build! Do you know that the case (which is perfect by the way) is quite large? You will have lots of unused space. May be something to consider when you don't have much space for the PC.

Include a simple, passively cooled graphics card as suggested and you have a very good system (which should not be much more expensive as the server).
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