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Old March 24, 2011, 12:28 PM
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I am finally decided on how i am going to be building my server now i am just a little sketchy on what parts i should pick up. I am going to be running flexraid so i will be able to use the onboard sata 2/3 controllers without the need of spending a lot of money on raid cards and have a decent amount of hard drives right now.

Case: Rackmount: NCIX.com - Buy Norco RPC-470 4U Rackmount Server Case 3X5.25 11X3.5 with Lockable Front Panel *No PSU Included* - Norco Technologies Inc. - RPC-470 - in Canada. or NCIX.com - Buy Norco RPC-450 4U Rackmount Server Case 3X5.25 11X3.5 with Screwless Mounting Rails *No PSU* - Norco Technologies Inc. - RPC-450 - in Canada.
CPU: i3 (not sure if i should go 1155 or 1156) Needs to unrar 10GB files faster then my slow my htpc amd tri 45w TDP processor
MOBO: Depends on cpu
RAM: 4 or 8GB of standard/stock RAM
PSU: NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic M12II 520W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX PFC 80+ Bronze Modular Connectors 6PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan - Seasonic Electronics - M12II 520 - in Canada
OS Hard Drive: 3.5" HDD laying around
Storage HDD: 1 or 2 1.5TB Hard Drives, 3+ 2TB Hard Drives

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CPU: i3 550 or i3 2100

Motherboard: P55/P67 in whatever flavour you want. Though I guess H55/57 or H61/67 might be ideal as you'd have onboard graphics but not sure if they'll have enough SATA ports for you're liking.

RAM: NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Memory - G.Skill - F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL - in Canada or NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 8GB 2X4GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit - Mushkin Enhanced - 996770 - in Canada Same price/specs really just choice of brand.
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