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2013-08-29 07.06.44-1After two weeks of ‘parts hunting’ finally got parts i need to kick off the physical building of server.  Got all essential hardware for a entry level server for under $500, $468.07 to be exact. This is my minimum requirement for my server, will continue to add memory, hard drive, etc… as time goes on as i see fit.

Case: $45.00
Hard Drives $80.00
Memory $98.09
CPU/Mother board $199.99
Power Supply $44.99

Total $468.07

Below are more detailed information on the hardware.


Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 2013-08-29 07.05.49
Key Features:

Excellent expandability with 11 drive bays; the Antec P182 boasts four external 5.25″ drive bays, one external and six internal 3.5” drive bays for superior expandability.

Superior airflow and cooling; the Antec P182 is equipped with three 120mm TriCool fans on the top, at the rear and in the lower chamber and provides options for front and middle 120mm fans to optimize system cooling.


Power Supply

EVGA 500B 500W Power Supply2013-08-29 07.01.05
Key Features:

Computer Cooling; Keeping your yower supply and your computer cool, the fan in the power supply delivers most of the airflow inside your computer chassis. Therefore, not only is it important to have reliable power, but you also need a reliable fan, and one capable of producing the airflow needed to keep your components cool

Connector Specifications; SATA Power Connector 6



Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT102464BA1339
Key Features:2013-08-29 07.00.07

Module Size: 16GB kit (8GBx2)
Package: 240-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR3 PC3-10600
Specs: DDR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.5V • 1024Meg x 64 •



Hard Drives

Seagate Drive2013-08-29 07.04.37

1 x 250 GB Seagate drive
5 x 500 GB Seagate drive



ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ Motherboard2013-08-29 07.01.45
Key Features:

4x DIMM Memory Slots; supports up to 32GB of DDR3 Memory
6x SATA 6.0Gb/s; lets you connect hard drives, solid state drives, and optical drives
RAID Support Yes



AMD FD8120FRGUBOX FX-8120 Processor
Key Features:2013-08-29 07.02.10

3.10GHz Max Turbo Technology; provides a whopping clock speed of up to 4.00GHz
8 Core; hardcore performance that handles intense computing
AMD Virtualization
High-performance fan; keeps your system cool and running