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post #11 of 21
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ok pulling on the trigger tomorrow. I'm having second doubts about the motherboard though. I thought for sure I'm going with full ATX vs the cheaper "free" mATX


but turns out I don't need the raid 5 at all


the ATX has room for 2 RAID controllers while the mATX has room for 1 RAID controller. I'll likely just need 1 raid controller. I think I won't need more than 24-30gb of space

I'm just worried about the RAM slots. if in the future I need more than 8gb RAM, I'm limited to upgrading both slots rather than just adding another pair of probably cheaper ram.
 
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post #12 of 21
if your not going to over clock a m atx is not that bad of a board and as far as ram gose this board will handle up to 8 gig per slot

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130634
post #13 of 21
Regardless, that board is a low end Msi board that should be avoided even for stock speed operation, especially where competing options have better value.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

Regardless, that board is a low end Msi board that should be avoided even for stock speed operation, especially where competing options have better value.

I'll likely not overclock.. wink.gif


These are the mATX boards I'm looking at:

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P
Asus M5A78L-M

then either GigabyteUD3 or Asrock Extreme 4 for Full ATX
 
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post #15 of 21
Ive never had a problem 1 leving a MSI board at stock setting and staying well bellow THP Id look at a a board that will support more then 8 gig of ram per slot
post #16 of 21
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ok I guess I'm going mATX as apparently WHS has a max limit of 8gb ram anyway so the extra ram slots would be useless to me.
 
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post #17 of 21
I did the 960t since it was $10 cheaper at MC and had the potential to unlock, which it did. Love it. I am just waiting for MC to get some more in. The $40 off a MB is nice, I am actually using a CHV since it had 7 ports and have 6 x 3TB drives in RAID 5 along with a PERC 5i and 4 x 1 TB drives, so almost 20TB of storage. I just got it built yesterday, but I am liking it better than the Intel 2100 I had. Now I am thinking of replacing my SB setup with another 960t since they are so cheap and I don't use my computer nearly as much as I use too. Anyway, either chip should be good, but if you were concerned with power consumption than the 2100 would be less, mine idled around 25 watts and loaded around 35-40 watts, plus it had the GPU built in, but even if you take in consideration the power consumption, it probably only comes out to less than $100 a year to operate in difference between the AMD and SB setups..
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post #18 of 21
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I did the 960t since it was $10 cheaper at MC and had the potential to unlock, which it did. Love it. I am just waiting for MC to get some more in. The $40 off a MB is nice, I am actually using a CHV since it had 7 ports and have 6 x 3TB drives in RAID 5 along with a PERC 5i and 4 x 1 TB drives, so almost 20TB of storage. I just got it built yesterday, but I am liking it better than the Intel 2100 I had. Now I am thinking of replacing my SB setup with another 960t since they are so cheap and I don't use my computer nearly as much as I use too. Anyway, either chip should be good, but if you were concerned with power consumption than the 2100 would be less, mine idled around 25 watts and loaded around 35-40 watts, plus it had the GPU built in, but even if you take in consideration the power consumption, it probably only comes out to less than $100 a year to operate in difference between the AMD and SB setups..

yup. I figured the wattage is not going to be an issue. And I wanted to go back with an AMD due to sentimental reasons tongue.gif I think the phenoms or fx will be better than the 2100 for non-gaming tasks.

Curious, what motherboard did you get for your file server?
 
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post #19 of 21
Currently a CHV, but I got a FX8120 today at MC for $150 and a Sabertooth OB for $70, so I will probably make the CHV and FX8120 my main rig and use the Sabertooth and 960t for my server. The other option I am debating is picking up an OB CHV from Newegg for $140 and sell the Sabertooth. Both are great boards, but I like the ROG series boards.
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post #20 of 21
your going to luv that Sabertooth its a OC beast
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