Back in 2011 I decided to go ahead and build my first computer. My first computer that I built was not a desktop, but a server that would run ESXi. I had planned to run unRAID, a non-standard software RAID solution as one of the VM’s with a SAS RAID Controller in I/O Passthrough. As well as a few other VM’s as a test lab to learn :smile:

These are the full specs:

  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O LGA1155 Motherboard
  • 2 x Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1333 (16GB Total)
  • SUPERMICRO AOC-SASLP-MV8 PCIe x 4 SAS RAID Controller
  • NORCO RPC-4220
  • SeaSonic X Series X-850 850W EPS12V

It was a pretty easy install with no problems to be honest. Here are a few pictures.