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I'm looking to build a home server with low power usage in mind. Should I stick to intel or amd?

I intend to use the server to stream media to iPad, so transcoding on the fly would be needed. I'm also not quite sure how to stream media directly to an iPad.

The server will also act as a backup server for all the work that I do on my MacBook and PC.

I hope to have approximately 2TB of storage using RAID 10 and hopefully use an on board controller for now.

I have a budget constraint of 400 USD
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I am in a similar situation. Intel is the way to go for low-power usage.

BUT, if you don't need the power of an intel in a server, Go with an AMD e-350 APU board. you can get one of those for around $100.

like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131697

Not totally sure this supports RAID, but it seems to support Hot-swapping, so you can buy hard drives and back up your server's data onto them and store the hard drives in a nice anti-static area.

I can't really help you with the iPad part, but if you want a good OS for your server, the Windows Home Server 2011 isn't a bad option.

For memory you should be just fine using 4 GB, if you want to expand to 8 GB you can do that.

This is a really complex thing to explain in one post, because due to experience I may come back and edit it so, I'll help a little at a time.
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I hope to use windows home server 2011 in my build, seems like the kind of OS that is noob friendly. Haha

Anyways, I thought about using a a4-3300 CPU and a ASRock A75M motherboard as there's like a million SATA3 ports and supports raid 10.
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I hope to use windows home server 2011 in my build, seems like the kind of OS that is noob friendly. Haha
Anyways, I thought about using a a4-3300 CPU and a ASRock A75M motherboard as there's like a million SATA3 ports and supports raid 10.

I am not too sure the properties of the AMD APUs, Before you go with that see if you can find a decent Intel LGA 1155 board, because as far as I know those are power savers! but even if the board doesn't support RAID, If it supports AHCI then you should be able to hot-swap, and again I will emphasize that is better than raid, in some ways.

Remember that with Windows Home server 2011 it cannot support anymore memory than 8GBs, so plan around that. as for the processor, as long as it doesn't have more than 8-cores, it should be fine.

just a little bit of my opinion, but I am also on the same boat as you somewhat. lol
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Which CPU would you recommend for this kind of usage? I found a H67 motherboard as low as 56 USD inclusive of shipping and supports raid 0, 1, 5, 10.

Would a pentium processor be low in power usage?
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I personally am going with an i3 2100 possibly, but yes Pentium's are VERY low in power usage, if you under-clock it you may even get 28W idle lol
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im also in a same boat and i just ordered a ASRock z68m/usb board and will be ordering pentium g630 next month. i know z68 is a little overkill but it was offered to me for 50% off brand new.
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im also in a same boat and i just ordered a ASRock z68m/usb board and will be ordering pentium g630 next month. i know z68 is a little overkill but it was offered to me for 50% off brand new.
that is actually the way to go! h61 doesn't exactly support important server features, hence why I am getting a couple of RAID cards for my server. so no it is not overkill, if you can afford it, great!
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Is the RocketRaid 2680 good enough for what I'm doing?
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Is the RocketRaid 2680 good enough for what I'm doing?
You got a link?
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