[nycbug-talk] building a budget freebsd server, any parts reccomendations?

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 12:33:47 EST 2012

Hello all,

Building a box and was wondering about parts recommendations for
keeping freebsd happy.

here is my list:

1: 4 core cpu, idealy with a second socket avalable on the MB
2: 16 gb ram, or more
3: mirrored OS disks
4: zfs raid5, 3 disks for user/production
5: 2u case that can handle some extra disk, I would like it to handle
potentially 8 disks
6: misc needed stuff like a motherboard etc.

I know that some of you, ok most, know current HW and FreeBSD
compatibility better then I do, if possible cost is in the $1000 to
$1500 range.



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