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    So I bought a winterfell node

    One of the servers I use to run my home projects started failing recently, and being a complete broke-ass, I spent a while trying to find a super-cheap replacement that might also be a slight upgrade. Overall goal are to be competitive with my current setup, which is a dual E5-2660 V1 system...
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    FS: HP t730 slim client w/4GB ram, 128GB SSD, dual Intel NIC

    This is a HP t730 I bought a while ago. I'm dumb, so I ended up with a 4GB model. In any event, it was fun to tinker with, but it's overkill for my application, and I think I'd rather buy a PC-Engines APU, so my loss (may be) your gain. I added a 128GB ADATA SSD (ASU800NS38-128GT-C) and a...
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    Custom power-supply mounting in a server case

    A while ago I picked up a couple SuperMicro SC833 chassis for a really good price, which I'm using as general-purpose chassis for assorted projects. While this is a relatively fine chassis, the power supplies it came with are kind of terrible. They're a three-unit redundant module, which isn't...
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    4x SAS to SF8087?

    Is it possible to convert 4 SAS connections to a SF8087 mini-SAS interface? Basically, in a somewhat boneheaded maneuver, I've been planning on moving my NAS to a SuperMicro 4U 24 bay 846 case with a SAS-expander backplane. I actually have everything, and was literally in the process of moving...