Description

After having two production machines die on me mid-project, I wanted to make a system that is extremely robust with the following features:

  • Processor redundancy: two Xeon processors.
  • Memory redundancy: Two sticks of ECC memory to keep those alpha particles from causing crashes.
  • Drive redundancy: Running Linux with ZFS in a mirrored RAID across six drives. The OS (Ubuntu 18.04 with ZFS) is on the M.2 SSDs for faster write speeds. The other drives are used for storage.

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

More photos please! :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

What's this used for? Ex. 3d modeling, animation, etc. This can handle literally all productivity.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. ...Blender, Krita, Gimp, Inkscape, Kdenlive, etc. You name it and it can handle it.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

the LUXE is a great case.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you need to update your bios?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything worked right out of the box. I've had really good luck with Asus motherboards. I highly recommend staying away from Supermicro, which didn't work out of the box and the CPU pins bent really easily. Even though it was still under warranty, Supermicro also wanted a repair fee. So I ended up switching to the Asus even though I ended having to get a larger case, but it worked out really well so I'm happy I did.