Just finished building a 1U ITX server for home router, web and email server with AM1.
Case: X-Case ITX 19-02 – 1U Rackmount
Mobo: Asrock AM1H-ITX
APU: AMD Athlon 5350 (Asrock “Cool’n’Quiet” using powernow-k8 driver)
FM2+ heatsink Gelid Slim Silence AM1
PSU: DLH 90W Ultra Slim Travel Laptop Power Supply
RAM: 1600MHz 2x4GB @ 1.325V
HDD: 2 x 500GB 2.5″ HDD
NIC: HP NC360T
Did have a problem with the install, Proxmox 3.3 won’t directly from a USB disk and needed to install it on to the HDD from a different computer first. Proxmox working properly with the following VM:
Sophos UTM Home Edition 9.2 VyOS – KVM
- Debian 6 turnkey lamp –
- Ubuntu 13.04-x86_64 –
- Zimbra Open Source Edition 8.5 –
First time trying out Sophos UTM and really like it, definitely one of the best if not the best UTM (home router) I’ve used so far. Still a problem with the upload speed, possibly with the KVM virtio NIC driver. I’ve already disabled TSO and GSO with ethtool, but I can get 94Mbps download speed, but only around 45Mbps upload speed on a 100/100 fibre optic connection.
Also managed to get the Asrock “Coll ‘n’ Quiet” working with the powernow-k8 driver:
Just a few things to improve on:
- either adding a SSD or another HDD to making it into a raid-1
- Cooling on the processor, perhaps by diverting more cool air to it. Currently the AM1 5350 does run quite hot at around 50℃ even with the FM2+ heatsink which is larger than the original AM1 heatsink.
- Change to long ribbon cable for the dual gigabit NIC card to a proper 1u riser