Computer Build

Revision as of 18:55, 5 February 2016 by imported>Alex (added section for server cases (also made subsection headings show up in table of contents))
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Build Notes

The spec for our local server is:

  • Intel Core i7-5930K
  • 8 x 8GB DDR-2800
  • 400Gb PCIe SSD
  • 500Gb SATA3 SSD
  • Mobo
  • Graphics card
  • PSU
  • Case (rack mountable)
  • Case fans

Purchased Hardware

1 x Intel Core i7-5930K $459.99 (Cyber Monday sale price on NewEgg)

2 x G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 4*8G DDR4-2800 $169.99

1 x Intel 750 Series AIC 400GB PCI-E $299.99,

1 x Intel 750 Series AIC 800GB $499.99 + $50 off with code INTELCM15: - Limit 2 per customer Fit into a PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot gives max performance

1 x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD $147.99:

2 x ASUS VN248H-P Slim Bezel Black 23.8" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS $129.99, $109.99 after $20.00 rebate card *Limit 2 per customer*



Somewhere in here should be the link to the build spec.

Also try:


Intel Core i7-5930K $459.99 (Cyber Monday sale price on NewEgg)

Intel Core i7-5820K $374.99 (Cyber Monday sale price on NewEgg) - sacrifices some processor speed (3.3 GHz vs 3.5 GHz) and some PCI express lanes (28 vs. 40) compared to the i7-5930K


G.SKILL Ripjaws V 2*8G DDR4-3200 $99.99

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2*8G DDR4-3000 $114.99

Crucial Ballistix Sport 2*8G DDR4-2400 $102.97

Corsair Vengeance Pro 2*8G DDR3-2400 $84.99


bundled with motherboard:

Intel 535 Series 2.5" 480GB SATA III $139.99

Graphics Card:

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 950 2G $149.99:

IPS Monitors:

LG 22MC57HQ-P Glossy Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS $109.99 *Limit 5 per customer*

LG 25UM56-P - 25" IPS LED Monitor - FullHD - 21:9 - Glossy Black $149.00

LG 23MP47HQ Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS $139.99 *Limit 10 per customer*

AOC I2421VWH Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS $139.99


ASRock Z97 Extreme6 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $139.99

SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SLL-F-O uATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 DDR3 1600

Server Building:

the following link has an impressive-looking parts list, but some of its items are out of stock

The following link covers what to look at when building a server

Server Processors:

Intel Xeon Eight-Core E5-2650 2.0GHz 8.0GT/s 20MB LGA2011 Processor without Fan, Retail BX80621E52650, $394.66 (This is Sandy Bridge)

Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.40 GHz Processor - Socket R3 (LGA2011-3) Pack CM8064401831400, $426

Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Haswell-EP 2.4 GHz 8 x 256KB L2 Cache 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 85W BX80644E52630V3 Server Processor, $684.99

Intel Xeon OEM E5-1620 v2 Quad-Core Ivy Bridge EP Processor 3.7GHz 0GT/s 10MB LGA 2011 CPU - # CM8063501292405 OEM $354.5

Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP 2.0 GHz 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011 95W BX80635E52640V2 Server Processor $890

Boards compatible:


NORCO RPC-470 4U case, $86.99

CHENBRO RM41300-F2 4U case $131.99 (+$9.99 shipping)

iStarUSA D-490S-Series 4U case $239.99 (+$11.99 shipping)

NORCO RPC-4020 4U case $325.28