Cassiopeia v2.5: The Server

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Cassiopeia v2.5: The Server

This is the system I use for my dedicated file/media server.

For the case I went with a Fractal Define R6. I went with it for one reason alone... 3.5" drive bays, it has a lot of them. Otherwise this case is overkill since it's sitting in my mechanical room and I don't really see it. Granted the window is nice to be able to see diagnostic LED's and the current temp without even turning on the screen. I would like to swap the Meshify S2 front panel on to this though.

The CPU is a Ryzen 5 3600. I wanted something that could handle transcoding as well as encoding. I would have gotten an R7, but decided that I might want to get the 12 core 3900X or maybe even the 16 core, because... reasons. I put it in the ASRock X470 Taichi. Once again, overkill. However, I wanted to have the option to get a Zen 2 CPU and not be limited by the power delivery. The RAM is just some standard G.Skill Trident Z, non-RGB.

There's no integrated graphics on the 2600, and even if there were I wouldn't want it using system memory, I carried the EVGA GTX 760 SC over from the last build. I went with the 760 because it was cheap and is compatible with UEFI as well.

The Cooler is a Cryorig H7 Universal. It's inexpensive and it's cooling an R5. It's not like I needed anything special.

The power supply is a Corsair HX750i. Once again, overkill. However, I had the custom sleeved cables from my last main rig that work for the HXi PSU's. So, I found a deal on an HX750i and decided to just use them since nobody seemed interested in buying them. Plus, if do get one of the higher core count Zen 2 CPU's the headroom will be nice for overclocking.

The main drive is a 250GB Samsung Evo 850 m.2 SSD for the O/S. For data there's a few Western Digital Red HHD's. A 1TB, 5TB and a 10TB. There's also an external enclosure with to 8TB drives for backup.
Color(s): Black Blue White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 297.99
AMD - Ryzen 5 (3600)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 379.99
ASRock - Taichi
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 79.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (White)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 285.04
EVGA - GeForce GTX 760
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 760
Storage
$ 19.99
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 150.00
Seagate - Barracuda
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 8 TB
Storage
$ 150.00
Seagate - Barracuda
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 8 TB
Storage
$ 65.99
Western Digital - WD Red NAS
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 350.00
Western Digital - WD Red NAS
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 6 TB
Storage
$ 399.99
Western Digital - WD Red NAS
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 10 TB
PSU
$ 280.00
Corsair - HX750i
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Fractal Design - Define R6, Black TG
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 27.99
Thermaltake - Riing 14 LED RGB
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 83.99
CRYORIG - H5 Universal
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 98 mm
Monitor
$ 72.31
ASUS - VS197D-P
Size: 18.5 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
$ 24.99
Logitech - K270 Wireless
Interface: Wireless
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 51.00
Logitech - M280
Interface: Wireless
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