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Ok my wife MB bite the dust yesterday...and she needed to get work done...so i gave her my server MB which was a Asus p8b-ws...

so now i need a new one...
Server tasks File server/media stream server/backup server
Running windows 8 pro


2 choices i whipped up.....(So far)


I have a new in box
Intel Xeon X3450 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Server Processor
cost $0
and
Purchase
Intel S3420GPLX ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1156 Intel 3420 chipset with IDT PCI Express 2.0 switch DDR3 1333
Cost $270

Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1066 Server Memory QR x8 Intel Model KVR10R7Q8K2/16I
Cost $180

Total
$450




or go Spend money on Haswell setup?

Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670
Cost $230
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Cost $260
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
$125

Total
$615




I require
16x slot for my gtx650
8x LSI 9265i raid
4x slot for quad intel nic

open to thoughts nothing set in stone on setups...just want reliability and compability
Edited by Irisservice - 6/3/13 at 8:25am
 
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post #2 of 12
If its just a file server with no future outside of the that, use your xeon. You might even do some slight gaming on there if you add a discreet gpu and oc the xeon (change the blk). If this is becom an everyday machine with gaming and heavy use, I might suggest going with haswell.
     
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post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks...
 
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post #4 of 12
on a side note, be very careful with haswell overclocking cause it is a piss poor design on intels behalf.
     
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I caught a bunch of crap for saying this when it was apparent that intel changed the TIM for IVB, but intel doesn't build CPUs with overclocking at the forefront of their collective mind. AMD does that to some extent because AMD has to fight for scraps. Intel can do whatever they want, and as long as the CPUs work out of the box, there's really no room to complain.
    
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post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
I went with the i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 65w Quad-Core
ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150
Corsair 16GB (2 x 8Gg)DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Zalman 9500 cooler
all installed and worked with little effort.
 
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Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
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x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
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post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
I won't be overclocking my server...
 
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IN that case you have yourself a great little build that could game and video edit too. cheers bike.gif
     
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post #9 of 12
Since you went with Haswell, you should have taken a look at Xeon E3 1230 V3 basically a 4770k without the integrated gpu. It's cheaper as well.
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post #10 of 12
Selling the X3450? I'm interested been looking for one.
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