How to Build a Home Server Part 1: Picking the right Components

Posted by on December 29, 2019




Want to build your own home server to backup your data or have your own cloud server? This video series is dedicated to building your own cheap home server. In this first part, I discuss why I want to build my own server, why I don’t use a NAS and which components I have picked for the home server.

Part 2: Home Server Build –
Part 3: How to install and set up Ubuntu –
Part 4: How to install and configure Nextcloud –
Part 5: How to sync large files to Nextcloud faster –

More on ECC Memory:

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CPU – Intel i7-3770k:
RAM – HyperX Fury 4x8GB DDR3-1600:
HDD – Seagate IronWolf 4TB:
HDD – Seagate IronWolf 8TB:
SSD – Samsung 840EVO:
Mobo – Asrock Z77 Pro4-M:
Case – Fractal Design Define Mini:
Cooler – Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT:
PSU – Seasonic 400W Fanless:

Timeline:
0:13 Why build a home server?
2:29 Message from our sponsor
3:19 Choosing the CPU
4:15 Choosing RAM
4:48 Do you need ECC RAM for a home server?
6:15 Choosing hard drives
7:58 Choosing the motherboard
8:40 Choosing the case
9:25 Choosing a cooler
9:39 Choosing a PSU
10:20 Cost of entire build

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29 comments on "How to Build a Home Server Part 1: Picking the right Components"

Part 2 is now live: https://youtu.be/YsbqJRiAr24

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too much CPU for workstation! it will spend too much energy 24/7 !

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To emphasize the ECC memory part, what ECC does is add a layer of extra protection. If you are building a server and that will have a lot of critical information transferred onto it that won’t already be on another device, it is vital that you get ECC however, it is not necessary for a solely backup server as long as it is for BACKUPS. Just try and keep in mind what you want to do with the servers.

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Great stuff bro… I want to build my own web server at home. I will follow this video as guide. Thanks!

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Setting up my own NAS/server/whatever I'll be using it for.

Like you, more ore less things laying around, which means:

Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING mobo
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 16 GB
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250 GB for programs

Cpu I have to buy
Case I have to buy, thinking about "be quiet! PURE BASE 600"

2 questions:

1 Cpu, I5 gen. 6/7, I7 gen.6/7 plain or xxxx-K ?
2 Hdd, spinning drives, or can I use the 4 100-160 gb SSD's I have laying ?

Thank you for a good series on this issue

Soren
Denmark

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The video doesn't start till 03:32 wth

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Great video!

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My question is just if this would work for a home gaming and forums server?

Probably have about 16 TB on Raid, so 8TB of usable.

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Im interested in a home server which i control

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Your server build is pretty similar to the one I've just put together. Was wondering where you picked up the Asrock board because all I could find were chinese mobo's that only had 2 DD3 slots. I have an MSI Mpower Z77 paired with an i5-3570K, but had to get an LSI SAS card (after buying a QNine SATA expander that claimed to work with Linux but refused to work with OMV) so I could get more 6Gb SATA ports. My build was about $600 in parts, mostly NAS hard drives (4X4TB(ZFS)), 1X3TB (ONVIF Security), 120GB SSD(OMV) and 460 GB SSD (downloads). Got OMV installed and Plex Media Server running in Docker.

Have a ZyXEL NAS, but it has a pretty slow Celeron CPU and didn't run Plex very well.

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Would i be able to buy an older desktop and do the same?

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Great Video. I am finding the guide to build home server but it have on in intenet. Thank you so much

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bruh im 16 and kinda poor wishing rn that i had the resources to do this stuff

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I don't want to discourage you from doing a home server, nor i think its a bad idea, it really depends on each person needs and budget, but Synology and Qnap really deliver extremely good servers and will do most if not all the things you said on the video. I have built multiple servers over time, ZFS, Amahi, unRaid, WHS, etc, and over time, i have dealt with huge issues from losing arrays to updates that made it unusable…. while i don't think any server os is perfect, i have yet to run into any update issue or unrecoverable array with synology, to me its well worth the overpriced tag, its all about their software, not their hardware.

My recommendation is go ahead and continue your project of your own server built, enojy the process, and when you are ready to build the raid, ask for a sample to review to synology, and test their software, and decide then if you still feel your server will be better for your needs.

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The BunnyDeveloper

December 29, 2019 at 10:07 pm

Can I use Windows 10 instead of Linux?

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Part 2 please

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Cant wait for the next video!!!

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When is the part 2 coming out?

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Can you please post the 2nd part? Please 🙂

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Thanks for sharing!! Look forward for the next video!!

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Wr is part2

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Also I just want to build my own server since its fun. Why don't people get this Linux is fun who else would one be friends with if not their Linux server. 😀

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The BunnyDeveloper

December 29, 2019 at 10:07 pm

This is great for businesses

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I don't want to build one so thank you for this knowledge. Keep them coming given you time allotted

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December 29, 2019 at 10:07 pm

Hola amigos Buenos vídeos saludos desde Brasil e like

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cant find the part 2?

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this sounds interesting looking forward to see more like this

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Hi , I don't know how far you are into the software side of things with the setups etc. You might want to have a look at https://yunohost.org/ which can help with the setup of the required services (webserver, webdav, backup, several download clients , media sharing) etc. This should reduce the time to setup and complexity to maintain the system.
It's Debian based so any Debian app/package would fit onto there aswell as long all the dependencies are met off course.
I'm sure there are other options out there, besides doing all from scratch 🙂 anyway gl hf

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your the vp09 dude that taught me how to get vp09

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