24x NVME AMD EPYC Server. 16/32T, 256G DDR4, (Reduced Price) - $1,300 (Boulder)

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This is at least 40% less than what it would cost to buy new. The cost breakdown with current costs+links are all below.

This is a server/workstation that I built piece by piece. I used it all last year as my main workstation. It's been in storage since the new year since I'll be traveling soon. I realized I'm not likely to use anything more than my laptop for the next year or so, so I decided to sell this.

You will need to add NVME/Sata drives, but it's otherwise good to go.

I built this to store a lot of data on NVME drives, and to be sufficient as a 4K workstation. I also wanted it to be quiet, which it is, given the very quiet Noctua fans pushing air, to keep the CPU heatsink from having to work too hard. It's not going to be as quiet as a mini PC, but you'd be hard pressed to find any name-brand server that comes close to being this quiet. It allows you to run server hardware in any room of the house, including right next to you.

I initially ran Xubuntu on this, then switched to FreeBSD running XFCE. I had no hardware problems with either.

This thing is designed for fast storage. It supports 6x PCIe4 NVME drives, and 18 PCIe3 NVME drives. I have used the ASUS Hyper M.2 cards for the last 7 years or so and never had a single issue with them. They're fantastic. I also had every single NVME slot in this machine filled with 6x PCIe4 NVMEs and 18x PCIe3 NVMEs, running several ZFS pools, and never had a single issue.

The graphics card is a 4k card, given that I used this as a workstation. I also did, in fact, run it at 4k, and it ran just fine. It's obviously not a high-end card that you'll be running games on, but for software development, web browsing, etc, I never had a single issue or any displeasure with it.

This chassis also supports 15x 3.5" HDD drives. I 3D printed adapters that would take 2x 2.5" Sata drives per 3.5" HDD slot. I also made custom power cabling for this, to avoid a mess of extra cabling, which I'll also be including. I ran 8x 500gb SATA SSDs to the SlimSAS port and never had a single issue. The SlimSAS cable, 3d printed adapters, and custom power cables will be included.

Let me know any other questions you might have.


Supermicro Motherboard MBDH12SSLNTO Socket SP3 AMD EPYC 7003 Milan/7002 Roma Max 2TB DDR4 PCIE ATX
> Current: $627

AMD EPYC 7302P 16 Core 3.0GHz 128MB 155W CPU Processor Unlocked 100-000000049
> Current $189
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/175412769868

4x, MTA36ASF8G72PZ-3G2 Micron 64GB PC4-25600 DDR4-3200MHz ECC 2Rx4 Memory *New Other
> Current: $130/ea: $520 total
> https://www.ebay.com/p/ show contact info ?iid=325480450547

Supermicro 4U Active CPU Heat Sink Socket OLGA4094 (SNK-P0064AP4)
> $78
> https://store.supermicro.com/us_en/4u-active-amd-epyc-snk-p0064ap4.html
> IMPORTANT: This was mounted to the CPU using Thermal Grizzly thermal paste. This is not cheap and is the best thermal paste you can get, without going to liquid metal-based pastes...which are basically infeasible in any standard setup.

PNY GeForceĀ® GT 1030 2GB 4k Graphics Card
> $85
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B097D2BNCP/
> IMPORTANT: this is a PCIe x8 GPU that only takes one slot width. This is a bit harder to find than you'd expect. Most that are a single slot don't support 4k. This makes it so that this machine can be used as a desktop, which I did. I ran both Linux (Xubuntu) and FreeBSD (With XFCE) on this at 4k, and both operating systems worked great.

1x, ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 PCIe 4.0 X4 Expansion Card Supports 4 NVMe M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) up to 256Gbps for AMD 3rd Ryzen sTRX40, AM4 Socket and Intel VROC NVMe Raid
> $75
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084HMHGSP/

4x, ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 PCIe 3.0 X4 Expansion Card V2 Supports 4 NVMe M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) Upto 128 Gbps for Intel VROC and AMD Ryzen Threadripper NVMe Raid
> $48
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NQBQB6Z/

1x, Supermicro AOC-SLG3-2M2 PCIe Add-On Card for up to Two NVMe SSDs
> $55
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071S3ZY8P/

Rosewill 4U Server Chassis 15 Bay Server Case 15x 3.5 HDD Bays, E-ATX Board, Rackmount Server Case, Include Front 6X 120mm Fans Rear 2X 80mm Fans Metal Rack Mount Computer Case 25" Deep, RSV-L4500U
> $270
> https://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-RSV-L4500U-Thickness-Rackmount-Server/dp/B01JBG0LW0
> IMPORTANT: this is a black-painted case (It came shipped that way), and has some of the paint scratched off from being slid in and out of a server rack over the years. I _do_ have the front door with the lock and the side handles, but they not currently attached. If you do want those, you'll need to figure out what screws are needed. They're almost certainly m4 screws.

3x, 120mm Noctua Fans.
> $20/ea, $60 total

2x, 80mm Noctua Fans.
> $20/ea, $40 total

EVGA SuperNOVA 220-G3-1000-X1,1000 G3, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply
> $290
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZ3SFB3/

Total Cost New:

$627, Motherboard
$189, CPU
$520, RAM
$48, CPU Heatsink
$85, Graphics Card
$75, 1x, PCIe4, 4x NVME
$192, 4x, PCIe3, 4x NVME
$55, 1x, PCIe3, 2x NVME
$270, Chassis
$60, 120mm Fans
$40, 80mm Fans
$150, PSU

$2,451.00 Total
$2,653.21 Total After 8.25% tax
$1,591.92 -40% for being used
Round down to $1,500.
Price drop to $1,300

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