Last month, our Linux sandbox server died—presumably from heat prostration. So while we were shopping around for a new one, we thought: “wouldn’t it be better if we just built the server ourselves rather than ordering some pre-fab system that doesn’t really suit our needs?” (tons of fans, Debian Lenny/Linux, small, etc.). The parts arrived a few days later. Above is a gallery of the server construction. I’m happy to report that for the last few weeks, the server has been quietly humming without any problems.
Here’s a the step-by-step process of the server’s installation. Below the gallery, you can see a list of the parts we ordered.
|Rosewill R101-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811147112
|Foxconn A76ML-K 3.0 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813186215
|Hitachi HDS721616PLA3 80 160GB 3.5″ SATA 7200RPM 8MB Pull Drive
Item #: EBTECH-719855
|LOGISYS Computer AC610 92mm Hydro Beta 10 AMD CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835999041
|Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B – OEM
Item #: N82E16827118067
|COOLER MASTER R4-C2R-20AC-GP 120mm Case Fan
Item #: N82E16835103061
|AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX250OCK23GM – OEM
Item #: N82E16819103904
|hec HP485D 485W ATX12V Power Supply – Power Cord Included
Item #: N82E16817339020
|G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC310666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT
Item #: N82E16820231423
I’ve added a new image to my “don mots” collection. See the growing gallery, here.