This is the hardware list that I have used to build my own “servers”. Please note that this is all consumer-grade hardware, but is perfect for my setup: Less power, noise, and heat. Keep in mind that I have bought/built two of these machines. They are slightly different, but they both have AMD CPUs, one is a Ryzen and the other is an FX. Both have 8vCPUs, 32GB Memory, 2TBs HD space.

The below list is a guide and I will update the list as they become unavailable.

You can start with 1 machine, but to get the most out of all the features, I highly recommend getting 3 machines. I only have 2, but will be working to get another built.

Hardware Price/Each Quantity Cost
Rosewill 2U Server Chassis $169.99 1 $169.99
4-Bay Mobile Rack Backplane $112.53 1 $112.53
ASRock Mini-ITX Motherboard (B450 Gaming-ITX/AC) $146.99 1 $146.99
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G $279.00 1 $279.00
Netac 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 $157.99 1 $157.99
SAMSUNG 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe $157.99 1 $157.99
SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 1TB $99.99 4 $399.96
Power Supply 500W 80 Plus Bronze $27.99 1 $27.99
Total Cost $1452.44

Hardware

Case

Rosewill 2U Server Chassis

Rosewill 2U Server Chassis

Hard Drive Backplane

4-Bay Mobile Rack Backplane

4-Bay Mobile Rack Backplane

Motherboard

ASRock Mini-ITX Motherboard (B450 Gaming-ITX/AC)

ASRock Mini-ITX Motherboard (B450 Gaming-ITX/AC)

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

Memory

Netac 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4

Netac 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4

NVMe (Boot Drive)

SAMSUNG 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe

SAMSUNG 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe

HHDs for Storage

(4) SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 1TB

SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 1TB

Power Supply

Power Supply 500W 80 Plus Bronze

Power Supply 500W 80 Plus Bronze

Software

Proxmox Virtual Envirnoment (PVE) Server

Proxmox Backup Server