Need advice on a new home server build !
Would like to know your advices and opinions on a new cheap AMD server build. Will pratically serve only to shares files between other computers, serve as backup central, media server on it, ftp, some dev server stuff..
-AMD Athlon II X3 450 Triple Core Processor AM3 3.2GHZ 1.5MB L2 Cache 95W Retail Box
-OCZ B-Stock Refurb PowerStream 520W ATX12V V2.0 20/24PIN Low Noise Power Supply (was given with the case)
-Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case Black 3X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS W/ Fan Controller & Temp Display
-XFX One Radeon HD 650MHZ 512MB 800MHZ SDDR3 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card
-ASUS M5A97 AMD970/SB950 ATX AM3+ DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 Audio CrossFireX Motherboard
Cost me a total of 280$ :biggrin: i already have the memory (Corsair Vengeance (Blue) and the HDD (Western Digital Green SATA 2 2TB).
what os are you planning on running?
if your going to run win7 pro or above or whs, you can always go headless and just rdp into your server.
then just go with something with onboard video. like Newegg.com - ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Yah i am running Win7 Pro. I know through... no USB 3.0 or SATA3. Need to know if i really need USB 3.0 or not.. at least i can have gigabit lan.
If you don't need USB 3.0 or Sata 3GB/S (really only useful for SSD's) then you could downgrade the motherboard to:
the ASUS M4A88T. It's got onboard video, and it's a little cheaper than the M5A97, so you'll save quite a bit more through not having to buy a discrete GPU.
If you want USB 3.0 or Sata 6GB/s, consider the ASUS M5A88-M. It's about the same price as the M5A97 (usually cheaper, but the M5A97 is on sale) but includes onboard video, so again, no GPU required.
Thanks guys for your replies, ive looked at the alternative and i wanted to see if i could save a bit more.. so i finally decided to go with ..
that looks great, plus your memory color will match your motherboard color. always important. :bananafunky:
Yeah after looking a bit more i changed the PSU. Mastercooler from what ive read are misleading PSU.. you can't trust them. Changed for Enermax since i know this one i can trust more.
Looks like a nice little machine. I am always a fan of the Celeron's, Ever since the Core 2 Duo era, they have actually been great little chips!
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