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Another first build thread - Australia

Western Digital Drives - The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS and TrueNAS CORE

sk1ba

Neophyte
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Jul 28, 2021
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Hi All,

Just hoping some kind folks on here would take a look over my build and make suggestions.
My budget is 2K and the below build is currently coming in at 1.8K so I have some wiggle room.

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
Motherboard:
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS MAX
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB), PC4-24000 (3000MHz)
SSD (OS Drive)
Kingston 250GB SSD, A2000, M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Gen3
HDD(Storage)
Seagate 4TB IronWolf NAS 3.5" Hard Drive, SATA III, 5900RPM, 64MB Cache, CMR
Case:
Fractal Design Define R5 Black ATX Case,
Power Supply:
Corsair 600W SF600
 

sretalla

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SSD (OS Drive)
Kingston 250GB SSD, A2000, M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Gen3
HDD(Storage)
Seagate 4TB IronWolf NAS 3.5" Hard Drive, SATA III, 5900RPM, 64MB Cache, CMR
Case:
Fractal Design Define R5 Black ATX Case,
Power Supply:
Corsair 600W SF600
All fine

Memory:
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB), PC4-24000 (3000MHz)
ECC is best if you want to care about your data (which may be one of the reasony you selected ZFS/TrueNAS

Motherboard:
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS MAX
Gaming boards are rarely a good choice. If you must use it, be sure to disable all overclocking.

ASROCK RACK may have some kind of alternative available in your part of the world.

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
Be sure to look up C States and Power/Cool 'n' Quiet BIOS settings in the forum and set them all off/correctly or you'll have real problems using Ryzen.
 

ChrisRJ

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Oct 23, 2020
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For your budget I would go for used enterprise gear. It will likely even be cheaper and work better. I hadn't looked in this direction for a long time. But finally went with an old Supermicro board (X9SRi-F), which is more than sufficient. Could be more power-efficient, but the value for money (esp. DDR3 ECC RDIMMs) is great.
 

sk1ba

Neophyte
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Jul 28, 2021
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Thank you sretalla & ChrisRJ for your input - I guess its back to the drawing board and scanning of ebay to find some decent used enterprise gear!
Also ChrisRJ - the links in your signature are helpful and good reading :)
 

sk1ba

Neophyte
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Thoughts on this build?

Supermicro Mini Tower 5029C-T Barebone
Intel CORE i3-9100F
Crucial 8GB PC4-21300R DDR4-2666 2 RDIMM
Crucial P2 250GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS Hard Disk Drive HDD
 

NugentS

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Apr 16, 2020
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Still no ECC
However whats more important is What are you looking to achieve?
 

Etorix

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Dec 30, 2020
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I've never seen RDIMM without ECC… but RDIMM does not work with a i3-9100F.
You need (ECC) UDIMM with a i3-9100F, otherwise the build would be fine.
To use cheaper RDIMM, look for old Xeon E5 (Supermicro X9 generation) or Xeon D-1500 (X10SDV, but second-hand boards are rare).
 

NugentS

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Actually, to my surprise the i3-9100F actually supports ECC.
When I was looking for something I used bargain hardware in the UK (is there anything similar in Aus?) to get the CPU and memory from but bought the motherboard new. I used 2nd hand Xeon with an X10SRi-F (from memory). Lots of SATA ports

However the most important thing is still what do you want to achieve? According to your build list you have:
  1. 8GB RAM (absolutely bare minimum)
  2. Single NVMe to boot from - OK - not resilient - but OK as a pilot / test system
  3. Single 4TB HDD - whats the point?
 
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