Perplexed

by Mark F Posted on: 4/21/2022

Build Description

This is my main media server machine, as can likely be guessed from the amount of HDDs in the case. It streams my content to any of my other devices like TVs, tablets, and phones. It also doubles as a Minecraft server sometimes, since the i5-11400 has more than enough power to do both at the same time.

Favorite Feature

The case is great. The Define R5 case provides plenty of space, and I can easily add more drives to this server in the future if I start running out of storage.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-11400 Rocket Lake 2.6GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Intel Core i5-11400 Rocket Lake 2.6GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $129.99
ASUS H570-PLUS Prime Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
ASUS H570-PLUS Prime Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $139.99
Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL15 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G30C15U4B - Black
Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL15 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G30C15U4B - Black
Qty: 1 $59.99
 Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case
Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case
Qty: 1 $134.99
Corsair RMx Series RM750x 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Corsair RMx Series RM750x 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $139.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 CPU Air Cooler with SickleFlow 120, PWM Fan, Direct Contact Technology, 4 Copper Heat Pipes for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 CPU Air Cooler with SickleFlow 120, PWM Fan, Direct Contact Technology, 4 Copper Heat Pipes for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Qty: 1 $44.99
 Seagate IronWolf 6 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Seagate IronWolf 6 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 4 $134.99
 Western Digital WD_BLACK SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Western Digital WD_BLACK SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $83.65