I took a bit of a break from homelab work to catch up on other areas of my life.
The next addition to the network will be a used Dell R730 to run Proxmox as my virtual machine server. After learning the basics on consumer gear, I am ready to stretch out to more enterprise-level equipment. I am pretty excited to have 128GB of EEC memory and dual Xeon E5-2680 v3 CPUs. I’ll start with an old spinning drive and upgrade as needed. I am thinking of a couple of SSD hard drives or NVMes for the OS and VMs.
I am a bit concerned about power, heat, and noise. I will still have my NUC for 24X7 VM and the NAS 918+ as the file server. Hopefully, I can set it up to power down and power off when not needed.
I really blew my $50 per month homelab budget:(