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Old 10-12-2012, 03:07 AM   #1
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Whats up guys and gals, looks like I'm pushing through and building a home server, i got the parts starting with the case.....and that's it for now

I wanted your suggestion, i want a server i can add to as i go (add hard drives) but fairly small. So far I'm not worried to much about the processor as its just a server, RAM, HD and accessibly is what I'm going for. Any suggestion would be appropriated!
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Hey,

Can you let us know what you want to use your server for primarily? This will affect the type of build you should do.
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Hi, its for storage and streaming from like movies and music.
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ok,

I don't think you need anything too substantial at all.

Personally i would just build a low end regular PC and make sure it has a decent HS&F and a coulpe of other case fans. No need to get actual server components.

Processor - Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220

HS & Fan - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

Motherboard - Newegg.com - ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL


The rest ie hard drives and optical drives are up to you.
You may want to go for an SSD for the OS and a regular drive for the actual storage.

Please note that this is not a high spec build and the reason for this is to run a server to just use as storage and stream films and music you don't need a high spec machine.
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ok,

I don't think you need anything too substantial at all.

Personally i would just build a low end regular PC and make sure it has a decent HS&F and a coulpe of other case fans. No need to get actual server components.

Processor - Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220

HS & Fan - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

Motherboard - Newegg.com - ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL


The rest ie hard drives and optical drives are up to you.
You may want to go for an SSD for the OS and a regular drive for the actual storage.

Please note that this is not a high spec build and the reason for this is to run a server to just use as storage and stream films and music you don't need a high spec machine.
I would go with 4GB of RAM for a home server. That would be more than enough.

An SSD for the OS would be wasted IMHO.

For storage, get a bunch of 4TB hard drives and RAID 6 them for redundancy.
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I would go with 4GB of RAM for a home server. That would be more than enough.

An SSD for the OS would be wasted IMHO.

For storage, get a bunch of 4TB hard drives and RAID 6 them for redundancy.
I agree with the RAM statement however being as cheap as memory is nowa days i thought why not?
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If you can get 8GB for the price of 4 then, yeah, why not?
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so what do you guys think about this for a server ?

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