Building my 1st Server - Need Advice!
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April 21, 2012, 08:03 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
My System Specs
Hmmm interesting stuff. The mapping of drives sounds good. Honestly I didn't even know you could make a server on a windows 7 machine. I been using Windows Server 2008 at school on VMware and know how to work with that and how to setup an Active Directory / add users / map drives etc. It's also good to know I don't need any expensive equipment.
No I am not going to use RAID cards or nothing like that. Probably just 2-3 Hard drives to start, around 2 or 3 TB each and look into RAID and how it works because I don't know much of that either but I would like to learn. The hard drives will probably be the most expensive part. I was going to use my old computer for my server considering I will be fully upgrading by the end of the summer to a Z77/Ivy setup, but now that I have read these comments I think that be a waste considering my current computer is a X58 EVGA 3 way Classified with 6GB of Dominator GT ram and a 920 D0 quad core. Quite a waste of potential gaming components if that's the case.
Also, I am thinking I will use Cat5 Cables for the connections but what exactly would give the server internal connectivity? A router ? I was told a "small gigabit switch" in the comments but I didn't know a switch alone could connect everything. and yea I'll make sure the motherboard is gigabit along with the router/switch or w/e I need.
I also need to make sure I can connect using a wireless connection so I figure I will need some kind of wireless device that will connect to the server.
My System Specs
EVGA X58 Classified 3 Way SLI (E760)
Intel i7 920 D0 Quad Core (2.66 Ghz)
Corsair Dominator GT 6GB Triple Channel (CMG6GX3M3A2000C7)
SLI EVGA GTX 580s 3GB
40GB Intel SSD (OS) 150GB Western Digital Raptor 10K RPM (Games) 2TB Western Digital 7200 RPM (Storage)
Coolermaster Cosmos II MB
ASUS Xonar Essense ST
LG 12X Blu Ray Rewriter (BH12LS38)
BenQ V2400 LCD
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
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