30 Oct 2021

HomeLab MkII

Build Goals

Less power, more robust, and a lot smaller.


Lenovo ThinkCentre M93: £64.99 I wanted to pick up something used, robust, repairable and extendable. I'd seen a few teardowns of this model and I liked the cooling mechanism: heatsink with a pipe leading to a large slow rpm fan. This replaces my low-power NAS.

Mac mini 2018: £900 This little box has been doing a good service for a while now. Eventually my MacBook will be retired by Apple.

Switch: Zyxel GS1200-8: £38.99