my lab

Here are some details about my current homelab. This page is obviously subject to frequent changes.

There are 2 main machines composing my lab.

My router is an Asus AC-RT68U, with the latest Asuswrt-Merlin firmware.

1. UnRAID Server

This is a custom built tower. I built it in 2019, some parts were new, some came from my previous rig, some were just lying around :

  • Mobo : Asus PRIME B460M-A
  • CPU : Intel i5-10400f
  • RAM : 64Gb @ 3000Mhz
  • Drives :
    • 2 x 4tb WD RED HDD drives (parity + storage)
    • 1 x 1tb Nvme SSD (VMs storage)
    • 1 x 500Gb Nvme SSD (Cache drive)
  • PNY Nvidia GTX1070ti – GPU passthrough to gaming VMs
  • Case : Fractal Design Node 804
  • 4Gb Sandisk USB drive (UnRAID system drive)

As for now, this server basically fulfills the following roles :

  • NAS Server : data storage for all my devices
  • Main Hypervisor
  • My gaming rig through a Windows 10 VM (Steam Remote Play + Parsec)

Measured idle power consumption : ~30W

2. Proxmox Server

A secondary hypervisor / backup server that runs Proxmox :

  • Mobo : Asus X470 Prime Pro
  • CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • RAM : 64Gb @ 3000Mhz
  • 1 x 120gb SSD : Proxmox system drive
  • 1 x 1tb Kingston Nvme SSD

Measured idle power consumption : ~40W