Below is my current setup for my Proxmox Backup Server. As you can see, this isn’t “enterprise-grade” hardware. This is consumer-grade hardware, but this is for a homelab with noise being the major factor. This saves me in electricity and also in noise level.

Hardware Price/Each Quantity Cost
Chenbro Rackmount 4U Server Chassis $166.08 1 $166.08
4-Bay Mobile Rack Backplane $112.53 1 $112.53
ASRock Motherboard (Z390M-ITX/AC) $-.– 1 $-.–
Intel Core i5-9400 $183.40 1 $183.40
Netac 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 $157.99 1 $157.99
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB $99.99 1 $99.99
Western Digital 4TB WD Red Pro NAS $119.99 4 $479.96
Power Supply 500W 80 Plus Bronze $27.99 1 $27.99
Total Cost $1226.95+

Hardware

Case

Chenbro Rackmount 4U Server Chassis

Chenbro Rackmount 4U Server Chassis

Hard Drive Backplane

4-Bay Mobile Rack Backplane

4-Bay Mobile Rack Backplane

Motherboard

ASRock Motherboard (Z390M-ITX/AC)

ASRock Motherboard (Z390M-ITX/AC)

CPU

Intel Core i5-9400

Intel Core i5-9400

Memory

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB

NVMe (Boot Drive)

Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB

HHDs for Storage

(4) Western Digital 4TB WD Red Pro NAS

Western Digital 4TB WD Red Pro NAS

Software

Proxmox Backup Server

Proxmox Backup Server