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I want to build a new server. What's recommended?

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So my current "server":

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz
1.5GB DDR RAM
ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition AGP
250GB IDE HDD
10/100 MB Ethernet.

I want something that will offer max speed transfers from the server without the actual server being the bottleneck.

I do not own SSD's as they are too expensive for the little space they offer.
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well, gigabit ethernet would be a start....

Then sata drives, not IDE. Maybe go with a linux OS to ease ram and CPU usage. Then add more hard drives.
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well, gigabit ethernet would be a start....

Then sata drives, not IDE. Maybe go with a linux OS to ease ram and CPU usage. Then add more hard drives.
Yes I wan't to use and AM3 socket build, I assume they will now be cheaper and efficient.

SATA drives are a must. I will go with a 160GB for OS and programs and 1TB for storage.

I'd rather stick with Windows for the time being. I will go through the services and disable whats now needed, at least for now.
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Like many others have stated in other forums, if you're a student, you can get server 2008 for free at dreamspark. Otherwise WHS is popular as well. Don't discount linux so quickly. Ubuntu is very easy to use and has quite a bit of features as well.
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well, gigabit ethernet would be a start....

Then sata drives, not IDE. Maybe go with a linux OS to ease ram and CPU usage. Then add more hard drives.
+1. adding a gigabit switch is a cheap and easy start
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Basics first people... What will the server be used for?
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