I can’t see me ever having that many HDDs!
I have been looking around and found this case - Fractal Design Node 804
It holds 8+ 3.5" disks which should be plenty. I like the style as it can sit on the shelf rather than a tower!
I am wanting to burst mine, storj, storage server and plex server so should be plenty for that!
Currently wondering about what insides to use, as my current mining PC is a ATX board and the 804 is uATX sadly. I don’t think its worth getting a second hand motherboard, its a i5 3750 so quite old! Would be saving quite a bit to be fair though…
What do people think about platform?
Intel i5 8400, 8500, 8600 6C - Waiting on new chipsets though…
Ryzen 5 1600 6C/12T
Ryzen 2200G is quite new 4C/8T with internal graphics
I wonder if my old 4C would keep up if I was doing everything at once though! That might help with the decision. Can’t really warrant a i7 sadly!
Might not install a graphics card, as it will draw less power and have no need for it. Unless I use it for potting, but I have my main PC I could use over Gigabit network…
I would need to get a PCIe SATA card, and found a cheap one - Lycom PE-120 - if people are interested. I would need to test it before I recommend it though!