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I'm thinking of building a server for my home, just to learn. My question is I have a spare msi 790fx-gd70, ati 3650 graphics card 4 gigs of corsair xms3 ram. and several hard drives. I need to get a cpu (have plenty of cpu coolers) Can I use my 790fx-gd70 motherboard for a server? and will it do well as a server motherboard? What would the best cpu be for a server purpose?
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Originally Posted by ussoldier_1984 View Post
I'm thinking of building a server for my home, just to learn. My question is I have a spare msi 790fx-gd70, ati 3650 graphics card 4 gigs of corsair xms3 ram. and several hard drives. I need to get a cpu (have plenty of cpu coolers) Can I use my 790fx-gd70 motherboard for a server? and will it do well as a server motherboard? What would the best cpu be for a server purpose?
What are you planning for the server to do?

Until we know what role the server will serve, we can't comment on hardware.
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probably just network storage music files movies, important software downloads, backups. stream media to my xbox.
Edited by ussoldier_1984 - 8/14/11 at 8:45pm
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probably just network storage music files movies, important software downloads.
If you're only looking for storage, why not get a NAS drive instead?
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It's overkill for a simple server build, but it will do just fine. For what you want, you could get away with a simple Sempron.
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It's overkill for a simple server build, but it will do just fine. For what you want, you could get away with a simple Sempron.
I know the motherboard is overkill but its an extra one I have laying around not doing anything but collecting dust. I have a Sempron 462 socket haha dont thing that works in am3 sockets though...
Edited by ussoldier_1984 - 8/14/11 at 9:00pm
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post #7 of 15
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I know the motherboard is overkill but its an extra one I have laying around not doing anything but collecting dust. I have a Sempron 939 socket haha dont thing that works in am3 sockets though... or does it lol
I use my sempron laptop mobo as a server. /win?
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I use my sempron laptop mobo as a server. /win?
Brain wasnt working there. I have a sempron processor 462 socket dont think that will work in am3 haha
Edited by ussoldier_1984 - 8/14/11 at 9:08pm
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If you're only looking for storage, why not get a NAS drive instead?
It will in the future serve more then that its just a start. Eventually I want to learn how to do more then just storage with it. But for a start It will get me on the right track.
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This will work for a simple file server/download server. Sure it's anemic, and only a single core, but unless it's servicing multiple computers streaming HD, it should be enough.
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