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My AMD Budget Build (running great)

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Been a while since I put a build together and I really wanted to consolidate 3-4 desktop machines at home I use for different reasons into 1 Hyper-V Server 2012 environment... so here's what I pieced together at MicroCenter (which I'm located near). Total came out just over $700

Coolmaster HAF-XB Case
AMD FX-8320 Black Edition (not overclocked)
16GB 1866mhz Crucial Ballistix (bumping up to 32GB soon)
Asus M5A97 2.0 mobo
MSI HD5450 1GB (cheap clearance item since I'm not using this to game)
64GB Sandisk SSD (used for Server 2k13 only)
(2) 1TB 7200 Tosheba HDDs (RAID 0 config)
Thermal TR600 PSU
Kuhler 620 CPU cooler
(2) Rear Antec 8mm fans

The server is currently running multiple VMs. Temps for the CPU are always between 26-30 C and MoBo are between 24-28 C. Never seen them hire than the highest number so cooling is awesome in this thing (I think right?)

I saw 1 problem, after RAID'ing my 2 1TB HDD's. Random reboots would cause the RAID Array to not show the drive letter in Windows. I could reboot and it would appear, and vice-versa. I switched ports and it seems to have fixed it. Anyone know what's up with that?

The only thing I need to be concerned of is a back up so I'll prob jam a 1TB 2.5" drive in there somewhere as a backup drive... other than that everything is running great, found no need to overclock yet unless you guys think otherwise!

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if it's running fine as-is, then no need to overclock. I would get an external HDD as a backup. I'd personally feel safer with my backup outside of my machine. Glad you're enjoying your build.
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