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post #1 of 5
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Hey,
I need some help picking out parts for a windows Home Server Vail build. Previously I purchased an atom and a mATX mobo, but nothing supports it now except for Ubuntu Server so that was dissapointing. I would like something that would last me at least until the next "Win 8" iteration of WHS.
What I would do with this server is backups, run some custom software (More than 1 core would be nice) stream music and 1080P videos, store files and media.
Thanks,
-Falven
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post #2 of 5
Ubuntu server is Awesome man.

budget?
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post #3 of 5
The problem with the first gen Atom is they don't support a 64bit OS. As such any 64bit CPU would work for you:
*newer Atom like the dual core 510 and latter would be the most power saving
*Brazos E-350 is also ok, a better option if you need it as HTPC
*Pentium SandyBridge G620 - low power and 2cores non-HTed review
*AMD Llano A6 3600 - quad core 2.4GHz on turbo at 65W; as powerful as it gets within 65W (less if the iGPU is idle)

Depending on budget and thermal headroom some CPUs are better than the others. What's sure is that a quad Llano is fast enough to host even a W8-based WHS.
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post #4 of 5
For an high-end server Which will support the latest stuff

CPU: Intel Core i5 650 3.20GHz 2.5GT/s (Quad-Core)
MB: ASUS P755D-E (Just because it supports SATA600)
DVD/RW: LG DVD-/+/RAM GH22NS70 22x/22x/16x
Case: Antec Three Hundred
RAM: Kingston 2x4GB, DDR3, PC10666, CL9
HDD: Western Digital Harddisk 3.5" 1TB, SATA600, 7200rpm, WD10EALX
PSU: Cooler Master psu GX-550W 550W
GPU: Since this MOBO has no onboard GPU I've added an simple GPU
EVGA GPU PCI-e GeForce 8400GS 512MB 1xDVI/HDMI

You could do an SSD but I don't think it's really neccesary
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Samsung Evo 850 250GB Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 8.1 x64 Benq XL2720T 
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Benq BL2711u Steelseries 6gV2 Bitfenix Micro ATX Zowie FK1 
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