Jul 202012
 July 20, 2012  Posted by at 10:08 am Uncategorized  Add comments

So, just went out with my husband (and yes he has a blog too, he is just as passionate about what he does, Systems Management, as I am about programming) and bought a new server. Thankfully he knows more about hardware than I do (but he knows nothing about programming, poor thing haha), so he picked out the pieces more or less. Been getting questions about the specs, and I think it’s awesome that people are interested and are keen on giving advice/feedback. Here are the components we bought today:

Samsung SSD 830 series SATA 6Gb/s 256 GB


Intell core i5 Ivy bridge i5-3450


Asus p8z77-v LK


[To ugly to show picture]
20 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz


Antec chassi
[Re-using an old chassi, it was good when we bought it a few years ago, let’s see if it’ll do ;)]

  4 Responses to “Specs for our new server”

  1. How can you qualify an i5 as server chip !!! next you will talk about atom servers. think qualifying it as workstation is closest i’d recommend 🙂

    • LOL – this isn’t a server..
      -no ECC Memory
      -desktop components
      -desktop CPU
      -desktop SSD ( Never ever use a single – and than – desktop drive in a 24/7 system.
      It’s a server:
      -run server services…
      And I even would call the ASUS a router..
      Srsly you look like a good developer – but network infrastructure isn’t a thing you’re good at.

      • Hi,
        I did mention in the post that network infrastrukture is not my ‘thing’ 🙂

        I am a developer 🙂

        Maybe I should make Question 31 What is a server? I’m sure people would have quite different definitions.

        You seem like you know a bit about this, so what is a server- what would you consider to be a server?

        (in this case we use this ‘as a server’ , but now a server-server per se´. We just wanted to get a server up and running with components we can reuse later)

  2. Good idea it’s quite hard to explain what a server is – cause there are many point of views.
    Some say server services are all – hardware and infrastructure doesn’t matters at all, other says server services are reliable services and have to be bundled with reliable hardware.

    I think you should do question 40 or 50 with this – cause this isn’t a easy question.
    I think this one of the difficult questions.

    Btw. about the “desktop” SSD, if you really use it as a server with load ( usually server have only memory load but no CPU / disk ). I would get instantly a second SSD and build a RAID1 at least.

    My experiences with SSD under load is that a SSD lives from 2 weeks to 7 months before dieing.
    Actually my kill rate from the last 2 1/2 years are 7/SSDs a year ( I only have 7running in total here.. so each SSD get’s replaces at least once a year )

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