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post #1 of 9
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Hey there. We just finished building a "LAN Room" at a friends house. Full with soundboard for now lag Voice chat, gigabit ethernet, etc.

Problem, our very old server is dying. We used it for the following.

Battlefield 2/2142 Dedicated Server,
Minecraft Dedicated Server,
Data storage (save game back-ups, stuff like that)

It's current configuration is this,

MB: Asus P5VDC-X
CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.4Ghz (940 or 960???)
2 Gb DDR2 800Mhz
2x 150Gb WD SataII HDD (Raid 0) + 1 Samsung 200 Gb (manually backed-up files need from Raid 0)
ATI X1550 (Mobo has no Video)

What i'm looking for I suppose is something that will easily be more powerful, but be extremely on the low budget side.
Preferable quotes from Newegg.ca or .com

I just don't know what to put together in terms of a server. If we could stay under 300$ i'd love it. Thanks.
post #2 of 9
Have you tried / checked second hand Xeon servers on eBay? That's a start unless you wanna build something new. I'm not good with servers, But I've had fairly good luck with Dual, Even single 2.xx gHz Xeon based servers with abotu 4GB of RAM. I'm not sure what kind of power you'd need for gaming.

Do you want something small, quiet, And doesn't need alot of power? Or are you not really caring about size / loudness ?
post #3 of 9
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It will be in a "server closet" will only be accessible remotely through the network. So no, we don't care about size or volume.

I've come up with this. NOTE: Do not need Optical Drive, or Case.

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Edited by excoracer - 5/13/12 at 1:18am
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Originally Posted by excoracer View Post

It will be in a "server closet" will only be accessible remotely through the network. So no, we don't care about size or volume.

Well, Would you be willing to by second hand? What kind of storage were you looking for?


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1262860&CatId=333

i know you said Newegg, But this is one my dad's work built for a server and they said it's been really great (File server, Mail, etc) They've added 8GB of RAM to it is the only difference. Relatively quiet, And doesn't complain if you stuff it in a corner and leave it be.
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Originally Posted by excoracer View Post

It will be in a "server closet" will only be accessible remotely through the network. So no, we don't care about size or volume.
I've come up with this. NOTE: Do not need Optical Drive, or Case.
290

Ahh, My bad. Anyways. I've never worked with Biostar boards before, So I couldn't tell you whether or not that's a good pick .The rest seems good. Are you just going to integrate that with the existing server?
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My brothers got a Biostar board on his pc and its been running fine for 3 months now 0 problems
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T ASRock 970 Extreme3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Patriot Gamer 2 Division 2 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
OCZ Agility 3 LG GH22NS70 Win 7 64 Bit Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 850W 
CaseMouse
NZXT TEMPEST EVO Cyborg R.A.T 3 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T ASRock 970 Extreme3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Patriot Gamer 2 Division 2 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
OCZ Agility 3 LG GH22NS70 Win 7 64 Bit Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 850W 
CaseMouse
NZXT TEMPEST EVO Cyborg R.A.T 3 
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post #7 of 9
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My brothers got a Biostar board on his pc and its been running fine for 3 months now 0 problems

Nice to know, I've never owned / worked on any, They just seem.. I dunno? Cheap? But hey, Sometimes cheaper is better. I've had PCChips boards outlast my friends MSI / EVGA / Asus boards (And mine was overclocked!)
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I've got 2 PC's at home now with Biostar boards. They're great. Sold hundreds of them at my old place of work. Never had any DOA or problems of any kind for that matter. I used to be a huge ASUS fan. Now I'm dead set on Biostar.
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The only thing being salvaged from the old PC is the Data. I'm tired of dealing with it. I built the core of the system back in 2006 or 2005 i believe. It's not getting any more attention.
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