Low power passive server

"This system is designed as a replacement for the old tower PC I was using as a home server before. My old system was getting out of date and had slow drive reads, USB 2.0 only, loud, hot and power inefficient.

Browsing through items here, I was inspired by the NoFan CR-95C cooler and the build posted by mgfoster87 here.

I decided to copy this idea and try to save power as much as possible while maintaining a good level of power and speed. I also decided to get as many used or surplus components as possible to lessen the overall environmental impact. I also tried to spread my spending around multiple stores instead of buying everything at one large retailer. Any parts that are non-ideal due to sourcing are noted in my parts list along with the potential future upgrade."

Source: PCPartPicker