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Old 01-30-2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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Well, it's a snow day today, and no one is awake yet, so I figured I'd post the pretty much final specs of the server build I've planned.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115031
$125

pqi 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141299
I guess the price went up on these, I got it for $45 plus a $10 MIR, so $35.

DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136038
Got it for $70

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288
I'm thinking of getting 2 of these bad boys, so $240

Antec TruePower Trio 550 Power Supply 550W ATX12V
http://www.provantage.com/antec-tp3-550~7ANTS02K.htm
$82

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068
$45
What do you guys think? I've already bought the CPU, RAM, and motherboard, but I still have to purchase the rest.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:29 AM   #2
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FYI, there's the same PSU for a bit cheaper on newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002 just so you don't have to buy from 2 different sites.

I would personally get a Western Digital HDD over a Seagate now because I haven't had much luck with newer Seagates, but that's just me. Maybe Seagates like you...

For a server I would have gotten a mobo with 2 ethernet connectors to team them. I'm doing that with my desktop.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:00 PM   #3
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Oh geez, thanks. It was $99 on newegg last time I checked, that discount must've been recent. There's even a combo deal for a pretty nice Antec case on there...I might get that instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129018

I'm the opposite way, haha. I've owned 2 Western Digital hard drives, and both of them died after ~6 months. I haven't had any problems with my Seagate drives though.

Well the thing is, someone on the forum was selling that mobo for $70, which is a steal. I would've gotten a much cheaper mobo, but that one is pretty nice, P35 chipset...


Either way though, it's just going to be a home server, so I don't need anything really hardcore. At most I'll be using it for personal online storage, maybe selling online storage to my friends for a few bucks.
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I bought that Antec PSU for $99 in October. Wish I could have gotten the discount, but it's a nice PSU anyways.

I haven't had any Seagates that died, but my brother bought a system and it had a 200GB Seagate SATA that was the loudest thing in the case from day 1. All new WD's I've owned are silent, none have died yet. Personal experience and preference there though.

Ok, I see why you got the mobo now.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:13 PM   #5
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It's a great PSU, probably the best for the price out of any. 42A on the +12V rail will run 99% of setups out there, and it's an Antec.

The only thing I'm not sure of is if it's worth getting the hard drives with 32MB of cache. I'll probably get it anyway, it's only $10 extra as opposed to one with 16MB of cache.
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I'd get the 32MB cache ones if it's just $10 more unless I was stressed on money.
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I really want to do this alsooo!

I might get that exact build, tell me how it works out.
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Will do.

In case anyone was wondering, this is the OS I'm planning on using:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Home_Server
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Now that I think about it, why Don't you just get a NAS drive?

http://www.buffalotech.com/products/...astation-live/
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:45 PM   #10
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Those are $600...I'm only spending about $300 on this build (well, with the hard drives a bit more). Looks nice though. Also, one of the main features I want this for is streaming video to my 360, which I doubt that can do.

Also:
http://www.wegotserved.co.uk/windows...erver-add-ins/
Notably the uTorrent add in.
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