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The next line of peripherals are heavily recommended mainly due to their advanced functions and features, as well as raw performance. Since this is the ultimate home server build, these are higher-end accessories that will definitely boost the performance, longevity, and investment that you put in:
RAID CARD – LSI 9270-8i SAS+SATA 6Gb/s PCI-E 3.0 – $650
(NOTE: Will require a PS/2 keyboard)
The MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i, with eight internal ports, delivers two 800MHz PowerPC processor cores and a 72-bit DDR3 interface that drives 1GB cache memory. Powered by the LSISAS2208 dual-core ROC, the 9270-8i controller includes the latest PCI Express 3.0 and 6Gb/s SAS technology and helps users to maximize the performance benefits of solid state storage.
LSI MegaRAID SAS MegaRAID 9270-8i at Amazon.
STORAGE – Toshiba MG03ACA Enterprise Series SATA 3TB Drives x 8 – $320 EACH
The Toshiba MG03ACA/MG03SCA series HDDs are designed to support enterprise applications where reliability, high capacity, and performance are required. Running at 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s speeds, the 3TB series is ideally suited for data archives and digital records storage, entry and business critical server and storage systems, as well as disk backup systems.
8 x Toshiba MG03ACA300 3TB 7200RPM HDD = 24TB at Amazon.
The series leverages the expertise and history of Toshiba in enterprise-class storage and offers similar features as traditional enterprise-class drives including 24 x 7 operation, Error Correction (ECC) and a 5-year warranty.
Secondary Storage: <2TB HDD/SSD (Required if motherboard does not have EFI/UEFI BIOS)
CHASSIS- Rosewill RSV-L4411 Rackmount Server Chassis – $200
The RSV-L4411 is a 4U rackmount industrial hotswap chassis for various server builds which supports any E-ATX (12” x 13”) and smaller form factor motherboards. It holds a PS2 power supply which provides customers with wider selection and more affordable choices depending on the system design purposes, as well as the standard ATX form-factor. In addition, the RSV-L4411 holds 12 hotswap SATA bays with a large-scale fan filter and easy-to-use knob key for great serviceability of the system.
Rosewill RSV-L4411 Rackmount Server at Amazon.
PSU – Rosewill SilentNight Series 500W – $150
The first member of the SilentNight series is an 80 Plus Platinum 500W power supply and it adopts a 0dB fanless design, letting you operate your PC in a complete noise-free environment. The passive cooling utilizes a great number of ventilation on its 4 side walls and large heatsink on the top cover that ensure effective and efficient heat dissipation. It also features sufficient cabling, utilizing a partially modular cabling layout, including a pair of 6+2 pin PCIe connectors, 8-pin EPS, 24-pin ATX, and up to six SATA power connectors. SilentNight is the perfect solution for the PC lovers who are looking for a completely silent operation, and it fits perfectly with our 24/7 server.
Rosewill SilentNight Series 500W PSU at Amazon.