Shopping list, core system
Intel Core i3-3225 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Native DDR3 1600MHz support
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Plenty quick, very low wattage and heat + build in average graphics
Socket 1155 with support for 2nd and 3rd gen. Intel Core
Native support for DDR3/1600MHz
Realtek 10/100/1000 mbps LAN
4x SATA ports (1x SATA3, 3x SATA2)
1x PCIe 3.0
2x onboard 4pin Fan headers
Stylish, small motherboard with all the essential features you need in a server.
The processor cooler
Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Best in class heat transfer
Stylish, reliable cooling with plenty of headroom
Corsair Vengeance DualChannel Low Profile 8GB Kit DDR3 1600MHz
Native DDR3 1600MHz
Black heat spreaders
More than enough speed and memory for normal server use, notched up with better than normal heat spreaders for keeping them cool
CPU cooling fans
Will swap out the Noctua fans with these.
NoiseBlocker 120mm Multiframe S-Series M12-S1
8dB extremely low noise
CPU fans will be driven off the Power Supply via a Molex to 3x3pin adapter from BitFenix
The Power Supply
Seasonic X-Series X400
Ultimate fanless/passive power supply
33Amp on the +12volt lane!
As you might already have an idea about I am into design and looks of my things, that's also a big part of why I use Macs in my daily life - so I want an hacintosh that looks good, inside and out.