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post #11 of 16
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-KFSN4-DRE-Server-Motherboard-with-2x-AMD-Opteron-2218-2-6ghz-Dual-Core-CPUs-/230696370173?pt=COMP_EN_Networking_Components&hash=item35b6933ffd
Any opinions?
post #12 of 16
A dual socket server with four cores for $50? Sounds like a deal to me.
post #13 of 16
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I just want to update you guys and say that an awesome thing happened to me yesterday. I was walking home late at night from the bus and I came across this old beat up Gateway computer than looks a lot like the HP's you see today. I decided to bring it home and after cleaning it, I stripped away all the panels so the case is down to the bare chassis. It is an AM2 system that has a Athlon 64 X2 4000+ with 1Gb of RAM and to my surprise, it had a 320Gb Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD! Because this was an old system I hooked up my old 500Gb IDE WD Blue up to it and today I'm going to put an OS on it however I don't know what OS. The Barracuda I'll put in my computer as another storage drive. So basically the computer is down to the bare frame so there's no front, side, or top panels. The case has some ECS purple motherboard that I often see in these types of computers.
Because I found this capable machine mow I'm thinking about what i can add to it. Storage right now is not a concern however I'd like to make it better with some of the money I originally had planned to build a dual soket server with.

Specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
ECS C51PVGM-M motherboard
2x512 RAM (I think its DDR2, on the ram it says PC2-5300U-555-12 so I guess its PC 5300)
Western Digital 500 Gb HDD
Stock PSU
Intergrated nVidia 6150 LE


The motherboard does have PCIe so I have a large selection of GPU's to choose from but if possible I don't want to go over $35 as this will be nothing more than a file server. The ram can be expanded but I don't know up to how much. I think othing over 2 or maybe 4. If I put some version of linus that doesn't eat ram I might even be okay with 1gb.
Anybody got any opinions?
post #14 of 16
Don't listen to the haters. I got a pair of 771 Xeon E5320's for $18.00 off ebay (2-4core cpu's)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Intel-Xeon-E5320-Quad-Core-1-86GHz-8MB-1066MHz-CPU-SL9MV-/200722041687?pt=COMP_EN_Networking_Components&hash=item2ebbf74b57

there is a pair for $35.

Now the board is a different story.
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post #15 of 16
I may have some parts i would be willing to donate to your server.
I know you just got the dual 4000+ but i have a couple of older intel dual boards without the risers.
Im cleaning out the basement and have a lot of older stuff.
I also talked to a friend that I gave a working dual system to but he never used it because his "friend" saw it wasnt the latest and greatest.
Its a dual opteron or athalon board.. i cant remember its been too long. He might have grabbed the video card but im in the process of getting it back. I dont see him often so it may take a month or two before it get it. I just wanted to say hi and ill try to catch upwith you if im able to get that system back. oh feel free to pm me with a list of parts you need and i can see what i have laying around.
I dont have time to set up a testing rig so dont be offended if something doesnt work.
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samsung T260 25" ms gamer  Seasonic 750x gold Coolermaster Haf 22 Modified 
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post #16 of 16
if you can get a nice dual or quad board for a few bucks tho id jump on it.
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blu-ray burner Thermaltake water 2.0 Extreme (cpu) Thermaltake water 2.0 pro 2gpu 1clc with corsai... windows7 home pro 
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samsung T260 25" ms gamer  Seasonic 750x gold Coolermaster Haf 22 Modified 
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Logitech MX-518 Duh this is nonsence. belkin onboard but will install sb titanium logitech 5.1 thx 
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wd black 1 terra wd black 1 terra corsair 256gig ssd external usb3 wd 3 terra 
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blu-ray burner Thermaltake water 2.0 Extreme (cpu) Thermaltake water 2.0 pro 2gpu 1clc with corsai... windows7 home pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung T260 25" ms gamer  Seasonic 750x gold Coolermaster Haf 22 Modified 
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wd black 1 terra wd black 1 terra corsair 256gig ssd external usb3 wd 3 terra 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
blu-ray burner Thermaltake water 2.0 Extreme (cpu) Thermaltake water 2.0 pro 2gpu 1clc with corsai... windows7 home pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung T260 25" ms gamer  Seasonic 750x gold Coolermaster Haf 22 Modified 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech MX-518 Duh this is nonsence. belkin onboard but will install sb titanium logitech 5.1 thx 
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AMD K15 FM2A85X Extreme6 AMD Radeon HD 7660D + 6670 Dual Graphics 
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AMD FX-8120 SABERTOOTH 990FX AMD Radeon HD 6950 AMD Radeon HD 6950 
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Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 Mushkin 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
wd black 1 terra wd black 1 terra corsair 256gig ssd external usb3 wd 3 terra 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
blu-ray burner Thermaltake water 2.0 Extreme (cpu) Thermaltake water 2.0 pro 2gpu 1clc with corsai... windows7 home pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung T260 25" ms gamer  Seasonic 750x gold Coolermaster Haf 22 Modified 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech MX-518 Duh this is nonsence. belkin onboard but will install sb titanium logitech 5.1 thx 
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