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    itx server build

    hello new to hexus so first off hello nice to meet you all ok down to buisness

    server build

    case lian- li pc-q07
    motherboard and cpu - asus e35m1-i duluxe
    psu- be quiet sfx 350watts psu
    hard drives 5 in total not decided on brand
    2x 120mm caes fans
    o/s freenas run off usb

    thats my rough build will need some modding to case to fit 5 hard drives il do a rough drawing to show you if you like.

    dont really want to spend that much on motherboard but only one with lots of sata for itx plus it looks real nice

    so any thoughts or inprovements

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    Re: itx server build

    I like the idea.....I was looking at a HP server but this could be a good alternative. What software are you thinking?

    Ant

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    Re: itx server build

    im gonna use freenas run off a 1gb usb i might use a linux but that would be alot more hassle where as freenas is just a server o/s so sould be quite easy il post a ruff drawing later so you can see how its gonna fit.

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    Re: itx server build

    Yeah that would be good to see what your planning.

    Thanks
    Ant

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      • Memory:
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    Re: itx server build

    Cool, like the case, was going to use the Q07 myself but wanted the hot swap bays so went for this one:

    http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12632

    They now also do a 4 hotswap bay case which I believe has room for a fifth drive

    http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12789

    Both come with power supplies

    If the Q07 is a bit small you could try the Q08

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...c-q08-review/1

    I am running Freenas from a USB drive and find it excellent.

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    Re: itx server build

    cheers for input will have to have a thinks about case now good price really since it already comes with psu.

    kmac is freenas quite feature rich, like does it host bittorent files also dose it have an option to setup when it will go to sleep and wake at certain times thanks for info

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    • kmac's system
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 750
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Corsair DDR3
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    Re: itx server build

    Certainly supports bittorent client

    Don't know about sleep and wake features - never looked into it - will have a look at the Web GUI to see if there is anything obvious

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    Re: itx server build

    Okay - you can power down disks after certain time interval of inactivity

    Also there are Power management features but my installation is older so doesn't have them on the Web GUI - will need to upgrade over the weekend

    In any case you can include simple command scripts to achieve the same thing ( even in older distros like mine)

    Systems been so good I basically set it up and then ignored it since - no issues (fingers crossed)
    Last edited by kmac; 07-03-2011 at 10:11 PM.

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    Re: itx server build

    ok thanks for info let you know how it all goes once i finish

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