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Just filled all 18 ram slots on my personal server. Anyone else have a HomeLab?

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    How much ram?
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    Great! Whats the full spec? :)
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    And I was happy with my home server in a Core 2 Duo, 2gb ram ddr2...
    :/
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    @brukernavn32 @spl0 It's an older HP gl380 g6. 72gb of Ram (18x4gb). 8gb sticks are a lot more expensive. 2x Xeon x5550. 1 40gb Intel enterprise SSD (for EXSI 6 u2) and 7x 2.5' 10k 300gb SAS drives in raid5
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    @henseiderv Hey if it does what you need to do that's all that matters.
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    @BarrelOfPickles can I ask what you possibly could use that much power for in a personal server? Not trying to criticize that just sounds awesome and curious.
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    Personal server?! Man, im sitting here, broke and you have a personal server? Damn.

    Keep up the good work man!
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    Its like having a personal nuclear reactor just for fun :)
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    @BarrelOfPickles wow what a great box! Good luck with it!
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    @Oceas Well I work in data center and deal with a lot of various backup/DR software for clients. Namely Veeam, CTERA, Zero and a few other smaller names for niche uses. So being able to run tests from my homelab to work dev environments or vise versa comes in handy. And being able to throw a ton of resources at what ever I feel like doing at the time is nice too. Apologies for the long/vague answer.
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    @spl0 Thanks man. Got a great deal on Craigslist and parts are dirt cheap on eBay.
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    You're using a 40GB SSD to run ESX? Why?!?! Just use an SD card or flash drive! That's such a waste.
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    @drRoss Yeah unfortunately no sdcard slot on the HP that would normally be my go to.
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    @drRoss And a free SSD
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    @BarrelOfPickles Move it to a spinning disk and use it for small Linux VMs!!

    OR put Windows Server Nano on it, 400MB base installation.
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    @BarrelofPickles: Can it run chrome browser with 2 tabs? :P
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    Here! Here!:
    My Rig: CS24-NV7 dual Operon with 64GB of RAM. Onboard SATA RAID is crap, so added a Dell PERC5i. Total cost : around £240 without disks. Purchased the server from a "Bargain" store in UK (not sure if commercial links can be posted in dR) and the PERC5i+cables from eBay. ESXi is free! Works like a charm. If someone wants pics, let me know.
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    @drRoss 40GB aint much... I've got a stack of SSD's now that are 100 or 200Gb just because they're not worth taking up a drive slot these days.
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    @303Tek Pics please! Post the link - we all like info here! :-)
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    @spl0 Here it is :
    http://bargainhardware.co.uk/dell-p...

    Without disks, my setup is now £140.99!
    Will take a few pics this week with the cover off.
    BTW: Is a Gigabyte GS-R1233-RH 1U server rebranded by Dell, but is cheap!
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    @303Tek Brilliant thank you!

    How much noise does it make? Sometimes the fans in those 1U boxes screech like crazy!
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    @spl0 Is a little noisy, but bearable, except when the fans revs up, then you have an Eurofighter 2000 taking off in your face :)
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    @303Tek I had a lot of fun trying to make those big HP servers (probably 3U?) a bit quieter (for home use, not production!)

    Removing fans just made the other ones rev up! They're too clever...

    I ended up messing with the wiring in the end and it wasn't too bad!
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    Me and my new baby DL 360p Gen 8.

    https://serversandspares.com/refurb...

    It's on the way, probably will arrive today (I hope so <3). Can't wait to upgrade it more and more.
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