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#2366

Finally built the new server, been a few weeks and I meant to put it up here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Xeon E3-1230 V6 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks - PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Supermicro - MBD-X11SSH-LN4F Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($211.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - SM961 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($269.99)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($255.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($255.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($255.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($255.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($255.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($255.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($255.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($255.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $121.99)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA T2 750W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($187.98 @ Newegg)
Other: Samsung M391A2K43BB1-CRC 16GB DDR4-2400 ECC UDIMM ($201.00)
Total: $3352.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-20 18:25 EST-0500


#2367

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DChs6X


#2368

Needs moar HDDs


#2369

You got some real Schiit on your desk.


#2370

It’s been some time hasn’t it? Added a fourth monitor I had laying around

left to right
LG 27MP33-C
Acer H236HL
Microboard M340CLZ
Acer H236HL

other things
Audio-Technica AT2020 with a $50 mixer that gives the slightest white noise in Xsplit
K95 RGB
Tek Syndicate Standard Issue Mouse on a Burning Earth Mousepad
The legendary “only two in existence” 3d Printed Carbon Fiber TS Coaster" signed by Wendell, Logan, and Qain
AKG 7XX
Thrustmaster t16000m
Logitech c920
you should be able to identify the case

all on a desk I made


#2371

Plugged into onboard sound?


#2372

Unfortunately no, the speakers I use have a volume dial and have a headphone out port so I just plug it into that and can control the volume with the dial

hardly an amplifier but currently I’m too cheap


#2373

Why you no stain?


#2374

its presanded maple plywood, its not only a desk but sometimes I beat on it disassembling things

actual mindset: I dont care


#2375

You don’t have to go snobbish audiophile level.

Something like an SMSL SD793 II, M3 or even a Fiio E10K gets you started under $100. Those have a volume knob for the headphones but speakers need their own volume control (either they have it built in or with another cheap amp).
The M3 does RCA out, 1/4" out and micro-USB, coax and optical in. No extra drivers needed and if used via USB then you don’t need to plug it into an outlet (but “only” does 96k Hz via USB).
Z-Reviews on YT spans both high-end and budget stuff.

edit: Oh, but if you’re using a mic then this could be more interesting to you (at least with 1/8" plug).
https://mayflowerelectronics.com/arc/


#2376

yeah I know about the arc but it doesnt have XLR (at2020 is xlr version)


#2377

And mic into mixer into Arc?


#2378

I suppose


#2379

But $250 is a bit steep just to try it out and see if it works.
Or just a better audio interface? No idea about those, though.


#2380

what keyboard is that? It matches that Mionix perfectly!


#2381

Logitech G413. I had a KUL ES-87 keyboard for a while, but missed the Romer G switches from the G910 keyboard that I sold a while back cause it was too large.


#2382

Looks really great but its a shame its not RGB, I got a light setting that on a key press the key goes from blue to white then fades to turquoise and back to blue. If I could have done that on that keyboard I would buy it in a heartbeat!


#2383

There is always the G810. A little more money but full rgb and media controls.


#2384

I remember I was considering that or my Corsair Strafe, wasn’t too sure about the new Romer switches at the time but now I wish I could have tried them haha.
I’m pretty dissapointed that the G810 didn’t carry over the Brushed aluminum look from the 413. If it had that I think I would have gone with the G810 instead of my Strafe!


#2385

I prefer the brushed aluminum too. But since the red backlight matched I didn’t feel like paying more for something I wouldn’t use. I do miss my PBT keycaps. I wish Logitech would release a non backlit tenkeyless Romer-G with PBT keycaps and a thick metal backplate.