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My server

Hi folks,

in my posts I always talk about my server and now I want to reveal the secret and show you my little home server and it’s configuration.

When we renovated the flat we added a selfmade homecontrol system which controls light and sound in each room. For that I wrote a small Java application which controls everything. And this application needs to run on a small server attached to a touchscreen to turn the light etc. on and off. So the server needed to be small, silent and powerful enough to host some developer applications etc.

So here is the configuration of my server:

  • Intel Core i7 3770K BOX, 3.5GHz, LGA 1155, 4C/8T, unlocked
  • Asus P8Z77-M PRO, Z77, LGA1155, PCI-E 3.0, SLI/CFX, mATX
  • 3x Western Digital Red, 64MB, 1TB, SATA-3, 24/7 NAS
  • Corsair Vengeance LP, 4x8GB, DDR3-1600, CL10@1.5V
  • be quiet! Pure Power L7-430W, 80 plus Bronze
  • Xigmatek Gigas mATX-Cube – Black
  • Zotac GT-610 Zone Edition 1GB DDR3, PCI-E x16 2.0
  • Noctua NH-U12P SE2, Sockel 1366/1155/AM3

It looks like a big server but the case (the Xigmatek Gigas mATX-Cube) is just 278x322x396 mm (WxHxD). I also wanted to have enough memory and a RAID 1 configuration for the hard disks in case a hard disk failure occurs. The rest is just standard except the CPU cooler which is a huge and extremely silent Noctua cooler. I can just recommend you such a nice CPU cooler. Right now when we have a room temperature of arround 30° degrees celsius the CPU has something arround 52° degrees celsius. So a quite good result for such a silent cooler.


Now you know what I’m talking about when I mention my server  🙂





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