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modem that overheats if it doesn’t have a fan attached to
Netgear ProSafe GS110TP -
a good, reliable managed switch that supports VLANs.
system: Celeron j4005 cpu, 4 gb ram, HP
4 port network card. Added a 60 watt Pico PSU to the system. It
runs entirely fanless now. With no large ATX power supply, or
large heatsink/fan combo running on the motherboard, it's time
to find a smaller case for this machine.
Box running Windows Server 2019: Ryzen
1700 (with a fun looking cooler!), 16 GB of ram, and 2
ssds. I work in a Windows shop, so most of my projects
focus on Microsoft environments. I'm starting to like Hyper-V.
Camera: Dafang camera to monitor the office space.
UnRaid NAS: a
i5-3470t mini-itx system running UnRaid. Running docker as well.
Want to build your own computer? Here are some rules to keep in mind.
Swap the i7-3770 for a
i5-3470t. Cut the power consumption of the CPU by about 2/3.
is the "newer" more power efficient i5-3470t CPU in the NAS.
The new, low power CPU hasn't affected performance of the
NAS. I don't use it as a high performance system.
- Swap out the old used drives
with newer, 4 TB models, double the NAS stroage capacity from
6TB to 12 TB. Will need to update the parity drives as well.
- Replace motherboard in the
Windows Server box. Need additional PCI-E slots.
- also update ram to 32 GB.
- Update the old ATC power
supplies in the NAS and VM servers. These are old PSUs that
need to be replaced.
- replace with GOLD 80+ PSUs.
- Smaller case for the firewall.
The current case is about 80% empty space
- while I'm at it, when
swapping the case, go ahead and switch over the OPNsense. Support an
actual open source firewall distro. The pFsense
organization has issues.
- why not migrate right
away? Internet downtime = wife angry at me :P