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I'm looking for a server build really, I want one to have to experiment on but I don't have a massive budget.

Can anyone recomend a good (cheapish?) server cpu? I'll probably base the rest of the build off it.

I don't want a desktop running as a server, I want an actul server which will be used mainly for storage and possiable streaming music around my home network.
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It is not uncommon for voltages to be above or below what you have as a setting in the bios, but have a tendancy to droop more often. It is great that an increase of 0.03 volts has yielding a better overclock for you. I would keep an eye on your PSU though.
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An Opty 144 could do the trick...or a 146
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Building an actual server with the motherboard and ECC RAM and so on is going to cost you a lot more money than building a cheap AM2 or 939 rig. It will do the job no worries, even with a 3000+ in there. If you are only streaming music and what not you will not have an issue. Run a gigabit connection through-out the place for faster transfer of files. I keep all of my files on what I call my server and it is an old XP 2000 with a terabyte and more of storage running a Raid 5 for safety. If you want to spend money somewhere get the correct Raid card so if the computer does go down then you can simply remove the drives and the card and install it elsewhere. May cost a little more but it is worth it and piece of mind is priceless if you have important work related bits and pieces stored. With the current drop in prices you could build yourself quite a nice little server type rig for minimal money- maybe it is time to upgrade it to the 939 platform with all of the left over parts.

You could use your Sempron rig for this type of application and upgrade your sig rig?
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I know a normal rig could handle such things, but I really do want a server perhaps I'll even use it to host a webpage or two but on my home broadband that isn't going to be anything special.

I want a server rig just because I don't have one, and it would be nice to have and be able to use and experiment with. Might even host a LAN party every now and again. I know the cost is higher with the ECC RAM and Server Mobo but its what I want.

I'll be priceing things up and looking at when I can get them soon.

I would eventuly like my own Company, a webhost or ISP of some kind so this is just a step in the right direction.
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post #6 of 10
If you want a opty - I think its a 144 - Inspire has one for sale - Im sure he still has it PM him and ask
    
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post #7 of 10
For server cpu's check ebay. You can get a matched pair of 242's for $110

http://cgi.ebay.com/DUAL-MATCHED-PAI...QQcmdZViewItem

Thats your best bet. Cheap and effective
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post #8 of 10
Depends on your budget. Here is a Core 2 Duo server CPU:

Intel Xeon 5110 Woodcrest 1.6GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache Socket 771 $229.99

EDIT: Can't find a single socket 771 motherboard All the ones I find are dual socket.

EDIT again:

This is a server CPU on LGA775, and Core 2 Duo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117102 $200.99

ThaWaxShop's solution is good also, but you'll need a dual socket 940 MoBo for those puppies.

EDIT3: mmm any server motherboard I find that supports Core 2 Duo Xeons is pretty expensive.. ($300+). Thus, does not look like a good option. This Tyan is the cheapest at $269.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813151061

EDIT4: Alternative server build (knowing you can't overclock it):
Mobo: TYAN S2865ANRF Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX Server Motherboard $159.99
CPU: AMD Opteron 165 Denmark 1.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core $159.99
RAM: pqi TURBO 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) ECC Registered Dual Channel Kit Server System Memory $309.99

if 1GB is enough: 2X CORSAIR 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM ECC Registered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Server Memory $149.98
    
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post #9 of 10
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I'll need to have a wander round my local stores for prices, since I don't have a credit card.

Not that newegg ships to the uk anyway.

Thanks for the build suggestions though. Would a Dual board work with just one cpu?
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post #10 of 10
Sorry... UK my bad

A dual socket motherboard will work with a single CPU.
    
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