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Help me with assembling my 24/7 Server/PC with AMD FX-8350 for running game servers 100/100Mbit

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Hi,

I'm looking for good motherboard, RAM, and other components for my 24/7 server.
I planned using AMD FX-8350 as my CPU, 16gb of RAM max, a good motherboard and some weak graphics card as its a least important thing.

Here are the links of components that I'm planning to buy.

CPU: AMD FX-8350

RAM: Kingston HyperX CL9, KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX or two KHX1600C10D3B1/8G or something better that you can suggest
http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KHX1600C9D3K4_16GX.pdf
or two
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/PartsInfo.asp?root=&LinkBack=&ktcpartno=KHX1600C10D3B1/8G


Motherboard: GA-990FXA-D3 or MSI 970A-G46 or GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 rev.1.4 or some better MB that you can suggest
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3900#sp
or
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=Basic
or
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4306#sp

Power supply: Raidmax RX-500AF or some better that you can suggest with similar price
http://www.raidmax.com/psu/rx_500af.html

HDD: Two Toshiba DT01ACA050 500gb in RAID 1
http://storage.toshiba.eu/cms/en/hdd/computing/product_detail.jsp?productid=447

CASE: BlueBerry cn872bk500
http://www.blueberry-eu.com/main.php?action=filter&group=prod&producer=case&subgroup=cn872bk500

GPU: AMD Radeon 5450
http://eu.msi.com/product/vga/R5450-MD1GD3H-LP.html

The computer should be working 24/7 as a server (Debian 6) hosting game servers like hlds,srcds,cod4,samp,minecraft but mostly srcds and hlds and other multiplayer FPS games, and should get quite high performance from this CPU higher and stable FPS.

I'm wondering if I should go with Gigabyte or MSI motherborad or if you can suggest some motherboard that's in the similar price range. Because I heard that this MSI board with 970A chipset does not support directly FX-8350 and I need to apply a BIOS update and I can't do that at the moment.

As I've read the specs of those motherboards the onboard NIC is based on Realtek RTL8111E (10/100/1000 Mbit) I have a 100Mbps connection. Should I buy a separate NIC or use the onboard one. I need better ping and better network perofrmance.

My maximum budget for this PC is about 450€ that's about $500.

Also I've already considered an option of buying used servers but shipment from US or from countries in the EU are high also I need to pay customs so the price will go far from $500 as I have. Because of that I deiced to buy components from my local computer store, it has most of the components, and I can pick them up easily, and assemble the PC at my home.


If you can suggest some better components (MB,RAM,HDD,Power Supply,CASE,GPU) with lower or similar price please let me know.

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 10
you might want to consider an intel processor that is more energy efficient because the 8350 sucks power so unless you don't have to pay for electricity, there are better options.
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by DizZz View Post

you might want to consider an intel processor that is more energy efficient because the 8350 sucks power so unless you don't have to pay for electricity, there are better options.

Electricity bill is not a problem smile.gif. The problem is the actual hardware I need to fit in the budget of $500 and FX has the perfect price, thats why I've chosen that CPU. As for other components, I need quality components with reasonable price. The price should be like those that I specified.

I need some suggestions about those components.

Thanks in advance!
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Anyone has some suggestions or have used one of these components that I specified?
post #5 of 10

Do not choose any of those motherboards, they will not have the VRM capacity to handle your FX-8350 full performance at 100% load (except maybe the D3 rev 1.4 with its VRM cooling?). In any case, for long-period heavy load scenarios with an FX 8-core (i.e. video rendering, especially with this server as it will be 24/7), I explicitly recommend you look into a 6+2 to 8+2 phase power motherboard. You should up your motherboard budget. 970A-UD3, M5A97 EVO, many options there.

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

Do not choose any of those motherboards, they will not have the VRM capacity to handle your FX-8350 full performance at 100% load (except maybe the D3 rev 1.4 with its VRM cooling?). In any case, for long-period heavy load scenarios with an FX 8-core (i.e. video rendering, especially with this server as it will be 24/7), I explicitly recommend you look into a 6+2 to 8+2 phase power motherboard. You should up your motherboard budget. 970A-UD3, M5A97 EVO, many options there.

What about Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 or some other motherboard ( 100 € ($120) ), I've heard good things about Gigabyte boards like GA-990FXA-UD5, but never used them for this purpose, what do you think?

In specs of Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 I see that its 6+2 phase, but I can't find any info about Gigabytes boards i.e. GA-990FXA-D3 or GA-990FXA-UD3 or what about GA-990FXA-UD5 it says that its 8+2.

Also what do you think about this power supply 500W Raidmax RX-500AF BlackStone, 80PLUS Bronze ?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Vita94 - 2/12/13 at 4:41pm
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That Raidmax is a Tier 5 PSU (link:http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx).
Get a tier 1 or 2 for 24/7 operation. I got the OCZ ZT 750 yesterday, the ZT 550/650 would do you well. It's also full modular.
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Originally Posted by OddGusta View Post

That Raidmax is a Tier 5 PSU (link:http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx).
Get a tier 1 or 2 for 24/7 operation. I got the OCZ ZT 750 yesterday, the ZT 550/650 would do you well. It's also full modular.

I'm going to replace the PSU every year so will the Raidmax be a problem or i should get tier 1 or 2 because i'm short with the budget already.

Thanks in advance!
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I still wouldn't trust my system to a Raidmax. That's a lot of expensive hardware to lose to a PSU. And a quality one won't need to be replaced yearly. A good PSU also helps system stablilty and increases the longevity of your components. However, I have used a Logisys, Tt TR2, and OCZ StealthXStream in the past. None of which are good PSUs. And they worked fine. That's not to say I'm advocating them, but it's up to you.
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