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Old 11-02-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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Can someone help me out here?

I need help throwing together a server style PC..

just need a case and internals.

Dosnt have to be blazing fast (this is no gamer computer), just has to hold a good bit of hard drives/disc space, and be good at streaming files/music/movies. and 'low power' and 'cheap'

Suggestions for an OS? preferably free...

I need help on this...lol,
Iv never done a thing with servers..
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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I use Ubuntu Linux on my server. Free and I like it.
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where do you get it?

Iv never seen or delt with Ubuntu
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http://www.ubuntu.com/


Linux Mint is also good.


I recommend you use Linux for your server, but what Linux distro you use is up to you, research them all.
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ok thanks.


Any ideas for a cheepo server build?
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ok thanks.


Any ideas for a cheepo server build?


What purpose will the server mostly be used for?

How much HD space do you need in it?
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What purpose will the server mostly be used for?

How much HD space do you need in it?
1-3TB disc space,

basically just a low power PC to dump all my files to and to stream music/movies from to the 360, so my power hungry PC dosnt have to be on all the time.
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Just do a normal build. You don't have to have special hardware to make it into a server. Even an old crap box could do. I'd suggest a low power 775 build. G31 chipset is perfect. Onboard GMA3100 integ, onboard LAN, basic ports, SATA, some have microATX form-factor.
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This is true, i'll throw together something in the next few mins an put it up to see what you think. I'm not great with Intel Hardware.
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Even a CDC (Celeron Dual Core) would cut it. An E2200. Hell, maybe even a E1200. It's going to be a low-traffic "server" so it's possible you might have a capable machine lying around your home.
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