Because I am a control freak, and have been unable to find a dedicated server rental that has BOTH SSD and HDDs along with tons of RAM and a rockin’ processor, I’ve decided to build one!
So here is the beginning of it:
Those HDDs will form the basis of a RAID 1 (mirrored) main storage partition.
The processor (i7-4770K) will be a notable improvement over our current E3-1245v2, with 10% better single-thread performance and 25% better overall (multi-thread) performance at stock clock speeds (it’s unlocked, though I likely will not overclock it).
I’ll be purchasing the rest of the parts piecemeal as I see them on sale or find good deals. I’m hoping to have it completed within 2 months time.
I still need: 2 SSDs, RAM (32GB), a motherboard, case (going with a 2U server chassis), and power supply. Once finished, I will find a datacenter to colocate it in and we’ll be off and running on a new powerhouse