Description

The answer is....BOTH!

I initially planned this build just for data backup and redundancy but I had trouble stopping there, just as we all do. I store all of my important documents on one of the WD RED drives and Acronis then backs that up to the second WD RED drive. It is also configured to create a weekly image of this machine and a weekly image of my main rig. I initially thought of a RAID1 configuration but since this is not a true backup solution, I immediately adopted the aforementioned setup.

I also wanted to do some surround gaming on this machine so I simply purchased an R9 390 and voila, I had an extremely overkill home server and a highly capable gaming rig. I currently host my own teamspeak server, rust server with oxide and my minecraft server. I also plan on hosting my website in the near future.

Price Adjustments:

  • i7-4790K: Intel Retail Edge Winter Deal

  • H100i GTX: Best Buy discount

  • SSD: Microcenter sale

  • GPU: Best Buy discount

  • CASE: OfferUp deal (open box)

  • Fans: Best Buy discount

  • PSU: Fry's deal. This one was initially $85 but Fry's had a sale for $55. It then came with a $25 MIR on top of that but my personal promo code wasn't working so they sent me to customer service for manual price entry. The person who rang me up didn't read that the $30 listed price was INCLUDING the MIR and charged me for only $30. This means that I basically got an instant MIR on top of the already lowered sale price. I then completed the actual MIR and got this PSU for nearly $5. Shady? I call it a win!

Thanks PCPARTPICKER!

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn I love the Node 804 case. Nice (over)build, always a good time when you expand upon your original plans.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I blame Hardwarecanucks for having such fancy videos with high res shots. Node 804 FTW!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I have not seen this case to much but it looks like I may have to use one in the future.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You will not be disappointed. This case is so awesome!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 well done!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What a fancy setup.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Like fancy Ketchup. Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Attach a fleshlight and you will have no choice but pleasure..

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the cleanup after will demand the business side. Full circle.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Business? Pleasure? Business? Pleasure?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Bleasure? Plusiness?

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhhh....

I see what you did there.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you fellow Geek!

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I'm a GeekSquad agent for the Chino district. What about you?

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you buddy!