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Old 07-31-2008, 06:48 AM   #1
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Default Server Build:- Any advice?

OK, So i'm making somone a server... What do you think of the following:

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:50 AM   #2
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Do you really need 2 1Tega Byte HDD's?
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:05 AM   #3
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Do you really need 2 1Tega Byte HDD's?
Yes.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:07 AM   #4
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Is it a big company?
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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It's a home server. It will have HD movies on, ETC.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:30 AM   #6
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I don't know much about servers but I got told by a tech your gonner want a really good cpu, and to me it looks like you have it, he also said memory and the harddrives aswell, again to me it looks great.

but yes you have 2tb which is pointless
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I don't know much about servers but I got told by a tech your gonner want a really good cpu, and to me it looks like you have it, he also said memory and the harddrives aswell, again to me it looks great.

but yes you have 2tb which is pointless
Windows home server will write the file to both hard drives, kinnda like Software RAID. So, in effect it's 1tb

Thanks for that though Antdemo!
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:41 AM   #8
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sounds neat then man
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:05 AM   #9
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Why thankyou . Could somone just double check the compatiblity of the CPU and the Motherboard for me? I really dont want to get this wrong!
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http://global.msi.eu/index.php?func=...&cat3_no=#menu

It says that it's compatible on that page.
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