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Will this work for a basic server

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I have a bunch of old spare parts laying around that i would like to set up for a basic server(24/7 minecraft for my brother, maybe host some private csgo lans with friends, or other steam based games that i could download a ded. host.)

asrock 970 extreme3 (broken, rma pending) suggestions for another motherboard if this one falls through?
this as a sub maybe?

amd phenon x2 555 (have it, willing to overclock if needed, h60/hyper 212+ cooled0)

4 gigs 1333 ram (might replace with GSkill ripsaw 8g 1600)

sapphire 5770(have)

need psu recommendations()This is on sale if i pick it up today until 21st?

i have a case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.
planned on using ubuntu or win server i haven't really decided.
    
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I think it will work fine as a simple server. I also think that processor is unlockable to three or four cores.
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Yes, I do remember it being unlockable
Edited by Kainn - 2/15/13 at 11:26am
    
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Won't need the video card either. Get a motherboard with onboard video. Power consumption would be a waste using that video card since the server wouldn't be using it for a game server.
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Won't need the video card either. Get a motherboard with onboard video. Power consumption would be a waste using that video card since the server wouldn't be using it for a game server.

this, unless you leave it folding
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this, unless you leave it folding
My graphics card is just laying around though, I might just leave it in for times when I mess around with my wc'd rig, would it really make a difference in my electric bill?
    
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My graphics card is just laying around though, I might just leave it in for times when I mess around with my wc'd rig, would it really make a difference in my electric bill?

it will make a difference but it shouldn't break the bank
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so the psu jumped to 60 dollars after rebate, is there one that you could recommend for around ~40, along with a motherboard for ~50
    
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