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post #1 of 5
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Hi guys

Basically I haven't built a server yet, but have built and repaired many computers and I think I'am experienced with hardware and software
but I need some help on this server build

What I want it to do:
Home server
Backups
Minecraft server occasionally / or maybe some other games
general storage of media or other things
(thats all I think)

Budget:
As low as possible but not too low to make it bad

Hardware:
Got some spare hard drives
and some spare cpu's

OS:
IDK recommend probs ubutu or widows home server

Please recommend anything you can (please don't tell me to buy a ready kit)

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post #2 of 5
Right, lets try this again


"Budget:
As low as possible but not too low to make it bad"

Give me a number

"Hardware:
Got some spare hard drives
and some spare cpu's"

What CPU's do you have? Are you planning on a proper server I.E XEON processor with a server motherboard, or just a nice machine that acts like a server?


"What I want it to do:
Home server
Backups
Minecraft server occasionally / or maybe some other games
general storage of media or other things
(thats all I think)"

Elaborate, backups? What sort of backups are you wanting, to tape or to disk?

Other games? What sort of games, are you wanting to have a decent GPU in this machine? Home server, elaborate, do you want this server to just stream media or are you wanting it to act like a DC or something.

Comps
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Right, lets try this again
"Budget:
As low as possible but not too low to make it bad"
Give me a number
"Hardware:
Got some spare hard drives
and some spare cpu's"
What CPU's do you have? Are you planning on a proper server I.E XEON processor with a server motherboard, or just a nice machine that acts like a server?
"What I want it to do:
Home server
Backups
Minecraft server occasionally / or maybe some other games
general storage of media or other things
(thats all I think)"
Elaborate, backups? What sort of backups are you wanting, to tape or to disk?
Other games? What sort of games, are you wanting to have a decent GPU in this machine? Home server, elaborate, do you want this server to just stream media or are you wanting it to act like a DC or something.
Comps

Well

First of all I would rather not have a proper server just a decent machine that runs like one, well I have a few pentiums and core duos and maybe one or two celetrons not sure exactly not at home right now

Price unsure but I would rather not have it more that 500$ or something around that

back ups of a couple of computer 3-4
no GPU wont be playing games
server games probs like tf2 minecraft and counter strike but not running 24/7

See what you can help me with now
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
It look like now one will help me
post #5 of 5
No offense is meant, but take a look through this server sub-forum. This question is asked every week, so you will find something that will help you. You will get better responses if you post a build (as in the parts you are thinking about) then let others critique your build, and advise on cheaper/better parts. OS wise, there are so many choice that you can pretty much do everything from any OS (almost).

If you want to automate backups of your Windows PCs, you might as well look at WHS. It will be the easiest, and most user friendly.

Lastly...the lack of punctuation is hurting my eyes. smile.gif
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