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Can the DFI run headless?
If so you just need the video card for the initial OS install + your remote terminal of choice.
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Yeah, $40-60 or so is what I expected based on NewEgg prices. Running headless is an option, but if your network card was to die or something you might be in trouble. Also, one of my server's motherboard (which was a consumer desktop motherboard, mind you) didn't have onboard video and I wanted to just set it up and run headless, but the thing will not boot without a video card in there...even if no monitor is attached.

I'm not sure if it can run headless but how am I supposed to configure the RAID card without video? Can't have both in at the same time.
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RAID controllers store array information internally. Configure it in a different system with the same drives then transplant them over the NAS system.

Depending on the OS you're using, the controller vendor may have a utility for it. Linux based OSes have a very high chance of having a CLI utility.
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RAID controllers store array information internally. Configure it in a different system with the same drives then transplant them over the NAS system.
Depending on the OS you're using, the controller vendor may have a utility for it. Linux based OSes have a very high chance of having a CLI utility.

I'm using WIndows Server 08 and my main concern is my motherboard picking up the RAID controller. I've heard of issues where Intel chipsets don't read Perc 5/6 controllers without a mod to the pins on the card. I may also have to configure my BIOS a specific way to be sure that it doesn't try to boot from the RAID array first.
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the intel pin mod is easy, get a bit of electrical insulation tape, trim it down with scissors just big enough to cover over pins 5 & 6. works a treat, all my server builds have been with perc cards and intel based chipsets, never caused me an issue.
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the intel pin mod is easy, get a bit of electrical insulation tape, trim it down with scissors just big enough to cover over pins 5 & 6. works a treat, all my server builds have been with perc cards and intel based chipsets, never caused me an issue.

Sweet! Thanks for the tip. My server is currently running Windows Server 2008 but it's causing me some problems and I'm thinking I don't even need it. All I use the server for is as a file server, FTP server, streaming media server (PS3 media server) and for downloading. Could probably just as easily throw Win 7 on there but any other suggestions? I'm really a Windows guy so I'm not very familiar with anything else.

Also, since I've got the upgrade bug I'm wondering if I should upgrade my hardware at all. This thing only has a 6320 in it with 2GB of RAM. I always figured that was plenty for a fileserver but what about for media streaming? I stream a lot of videos to my PS3 and I have noticed that transcoded files can get really slow.
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GPU doesn't do any processing for streaming, it's all on the CPU. thumb.gif
    
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GPU doesn't do any processing for streaming, it's all on the CPU. thumb.gif

The 6320 IS my CPU lol thumb.gif.
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The 6320 IS my CPU lol thumb.gif.

OMG I totally thought it was a GPU.
    
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OMG I totally thought it was a GPU.

http://ark.intel.com/products/29754/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-E6320-4M-Cache-1_86-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB

Lol I figured tongue.gif. I'm guessing the fact that it's so old you didn't even think it was a CPU means I should upgrade it?
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haha, nah. Look at my signature and avatar tongue.gif

I just upgraded my file server from a e6400 to a Q6600. Big difference.
    
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