Description

This rig was built primarily as a media server. It will not be used for gaming at all, and will rarely even be accessed directly. Because of the software I'm running, processing power and processor temp were my only real concerns, aside from the aesthetics of the case. Since building it, I have yet to see the processor go above 40*C.

The case's PWM board on the backside of the MoBo mount was totally new to me, and threw me off for a bit. The H100i V2 needs to be plugged into the primary CPU Fan bus, so the PWM needed to be plugged into the Opt CPU bus. All the fans work great!

Getting the Corsair Link software to work was another pain. I had to uninstall Microsoft .net framework and let the Corsair Link package install its version. That was the only way to get the software to actually install. Once I got it in, it's been working like a charm. Fan control does exactly what it should.

Edit: To clarify, my actual media is on 30TB of external storage. The SSD is purely for OS, software, and the server software's database.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

Little extreme for just a media server don't you think?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Because of the software I'm running, processing power and processor temp were my only real concerns.

Not if he is using software that requires it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What "software" for a Media Server requires 8 cores?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you even Plex? Edit: To clarify, Plex and some of the other software I'm using does a lot of encoding and transcoding, which is primarily processor-based. One day I'll be able to afford some serious processing power, but this CPU meets my needs for now.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL, I know what plex is, I use it for my own media server. It isn't that CPU intensive. In fact I had to down grade from Emby to Plex, because Emby took up to many resources.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Clearly you don't have many remote users.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

You have the wrong psu listed. What unit have you actually got?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, dang. Good catch. I'll fix that. Rosewill Quark Series 550 80 Plus Platinum.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

dat gpu is wayyyyyyyyyy overkill for this build. It can rekt a gtx 1080 sli by a mile xD +1

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Ha! The build would have no GPU if the mobo had onboard video. I flip my screen over to the server maybe once a day for a couple minutes, just to do some library tweaking, and to check logs/monitor performance. I could have said screw it and just used TeamViewer, but I figured a $29 GPU was more convenient. :P

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

An H100i or any AIO can't be cooler than a custom loop....

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

A media server with just a 512GB SSD?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

And 30TB of external storage.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps not for gaming or even most non-server use, but for my needs it's been perfect.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Because of the software I'm running, processing power and processor temp were my only real concerns.

Can you read?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you even Plex? Edit: To clarify, Plex and some of the other software I'm using does a lot of encoding and transcoding, which is primarily processor-based. One day I'll be able to afford some serious processing power, but this CPU meets my needs for now.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

to make use of the cooler or because it was cheap