I launch this blog now that I got some new hardware.
The idea is to step up the game a notch or two from the previous system. Here is an article I wrote for NordicHardware about my previous system, the one that will be upgraded now: Vi bygger lågeffektsserver med virtualiseringsteknik
The article is in Swedish but the main point of the article was to demonstrate how to build a low power ESXi server for home usage. The specifications of the system is:
- Motherboard: Intel DH57JG
- Processor: Intel Core i3 540
- Memory: 1x4GB Corsair DDR3
- NIC: Onboard Intel (82578DC) + Intel PCI-Express EXPI9301CT (82574L)
- Datastore: Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB
- Power supply: PicoPSU 150XT
A really cheap system consuming between 45W och 70W depending on load.
The next build will be slightly more powerful and the following components have arrived so far:
- Motherboard: Intel DQ77MK
- Processor: Intel Core i5 3330
- Memory: Kingston HyperX Red 2x8GB
- NIC: Dual onboard Intel (82574L and 82579LM)
PSU is still up in the air as I’m trying to find a solid 80+ gold unit for decent money. Case will most likely be a sound dampened Fractal Design Define Mini. I will dedicate another post to some of the motivation for this hardware and also how i intend to solve the storage part. Component and storage selection are restricted by several factors in this build, which I also intend to cover in that post.