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Im just about to purchase a new server board based on the older C226 chipset and see that asrock rack have 2 more recent boards as below. I suppose my question is what is the likely hood that these will be supported in the near future or are they already. I did check the hardware support page but could not see any reference to the chips or am i looking in the wrong place ???? again.

http://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=E3C226D2I#Specifications

 

 

E3C232D2I NEW BOARD intel C232 chipset

http://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=E3C232D2I#Specifications

 

E3C236D2I Later chip C236

http://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=E3C236D2I#Specifications

 

 

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All of boards seems OK but I think it is not the best choice for your new NAS.

 

The price of these boards should be higher than $200 and the E3 v5 CPU should be more expensive and has more requirement for heat radiation.

 

In my practice, I used DELL R520 servers(2*L5520, 8G DDR3 REG, 6*2T HDD, 2*10G LAN) for ESXi matrix (more than 500 VMs) and use DIY NAS (G2120T, 4G DDR3, 4*1G LAN) for my private lab and decoding via Synology Video Center (2K source). So, a newest CPU (E3 v5) or fastest memory (DDR4) has no relationship with customer experience (or less obvious).

 

If your budget is more abundant, a better chassis and quiet power may be more important than a newer CPU or faster memory. :geek::geek:

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All of boards seems OK but I think it is not the best choice for your new NAS.

 

The price of these boards should be higher than $200 and the E3 v5 CPU should be more expensive and has more requirement for heat radiation.

 

In my practice, I used DELL R520 servers(2*L5520, 8G DDR3 REG, 6*2T HDD, 2*10G LAN) for ESXi matrix (more than 500 VMs) and use DIY NAS (G2120T, 4G DDR3, 4*1G LAN) for my private lab and decoding via Synology Video Center (2K source). So, a newest CPU (E3 v5) or fastest memory (DDR4) has no relationship with customer experience (or less obvious).

 

If your budget is more abundant, a better chassis and quiet power may be more important than a newer CPU or faster memory. :geek::geek:

 

Thanks Swanduron for your input, not sure why you are saying these boards should cost more. Are they not quality products and that better products cost a fair bit more. I have no need for enterprise class products like the dell. But their price does seem quiet reasonable, maybe I need to reconsider my build.

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Asrock ITX server boards are not cheap in GreatChina...... You can refer to the below link in TaoBao.com......

 

To compare with high performance, I think the noise and heat radiation are important. My friend had replaced this HP Gen8 server's CPU from G2020T to E3-1230 and he got a HDD roaster. LoL~~ And he added 2 fans into the chassis, then he also got a noise box.

 

https://world.taobao.com/item/525423622 ... smG#detail

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You can buy a Dell T20 with a 3.2GHz Xeon like mine for £221 after cashback from here: http://www.ebuyer.com/714837-dell-power ... r-t20-3708

 

The T20 has space for 4x 3.5", 2x 2.5" drives and possibly another 3.5" or 2x 2.5" (there's a bracket for a floppy drive which is a little space constrained).

 

The build in my signature cost just under £400 excluding the quad nic (which I was given) and the 4x 3TB drives (which I already had).

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You can buy a Dell T20 with a 3.2GHz Xeon like mine for £221 after cashback from here: http://www.ebuyer.com/714837-dell-power ... r-t20-3708

 

The T20 has space for 4x 3.5", 2x 2.5" drives and possibly another 3.5" or 2x 2.5" (there's a bracket for a floppy drive which is a little space constrained).

 

The build in my signature cost just under £400 excluding the quad nic (which I was given) and the 4x 3TB drives (which I already had).

 

 

Not something I'd want; just to big and noisy.. Not something I'd want near my living room. lol

 

Often it's worth it to build a more expensive rig to get a compact unit to gain some peace and silence. Cost isn't the only factor in a NAS build..

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Not something I'd want; just to big and noisy.. Not something I'd want near my living room. lol

 

Often it's worth it to build a more expensive rig to get a compact unit to gain some peace and silence. Cost isn't the only factor in a NAS build..

 

It's not very big, it's an mATX size case and, before I put this disks in, it made less noise than my watercooled i5 with Noctua fans (I've been watercooling PCs for 15 years, mainly to make them quieter, but I did run a 2.4GHz P4 @ 4GHz for a while)

 

However, I hear what you say about the living room. I use Nvidia Shield TVs as 4K sources for both my home theatre setups and keep the spinning rust in the data centre (AKA the garage) at the end of my garden :smile:

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