by   September 07 2013   
My Small Cloud Build S1200BTL R1304BT 1U Pro Equipment List. Here you will find the complete list with links to a reseller for all the components you need to start this project. The components listed are either the same or similar to the one I built. It has been a couple of years so there might be updates and changes. Key is to have the equipment priced at a 12 month return on investment.

My Small Cloud Build R1304BT 1U Pro Hardware List

About $4,000 in equipment for this entry level server. 

Note: The R1304BT is built on the S1200BTL server board which is what I am setting up and have setup. The Chassis has changed and has some nice features. If you look you should be able to find the hot swap drive bays.

Design should be about 60% hardware and software load of what you expect to see.  

Core hardware components:

  1. Intel S1200BTL 1U Server (R1304BT Chassis)
    1. General Information from Intel.Com
      • Because the server board I used 2012 Jan is not on the top list I'll be using the next server board in the same class. In any case, you're most likely going to have a better server.
      • Micro servers from Intel: E3 family for our best ROI.
      • E3 Xeon family
      • So now that I know I'll be designing based on newer technology in the E3 family I'll start with just how I do things. 
    2. CPU or Processor selection is first.
    3. Provantage Price on 1U Server.
    4. DDR3 Memory
    5. Barebone U1 R1304BT E3 Series + Xeon E3 3.4Ghz + 32Gb DDR ECC = $1050's (about)
    6. Adding Seagate or Western Digital hard drives. $90 to $160 your choice.
      • 2TB sATA 7200RPM about $100 = $400 (4 drives)
    7. Final pricing is about $1500.00 for all your server hardware. 

Not a bad price if you ask me and this is the barebone of server builds. Don't expect to see lower unless you plan on really using desktop hardware. 

 

 

 

 

My Small Cloud Build S1200BTL R1304BT 1U Pro Equipment List. Here you will find the complete list with links to a reseller for all the components you need to start this project. The components listed are either the same or similar to the one I built. It has been a couple of years so there might be updates and changes. Key is to have the equipment priced at a 12 month return on investment.