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You do know these don't come with raid controllers right?

That will be an additional expense.

I'm looking at picking up one to start and possibly another down the road as well. Best of luck.

You can pick up a PERC 5i or 6i for about $50 to $60 on eBay. Not really that much of an additional cost that would hinder his budget.
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post #12 of 16
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You can pick up a PERC 5i or 6i for about $50 to $60 on eBay. Not really that much of an additional cost that would hinder his budget.

Thought it would be worth a mention in case he wasn't aware.
 
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post #13 of 16
This isn't something where you really want to "get your feet wet" in building servers and also turn around and use that for a client that is expecting a certain level of service. Do you have SLA's with these clients? How much IO are these SQL databases requiring? If a part fails how long until you can get it replaced? If you lose multiple drives in an array how are you going to restore that data? How quickly?

Hosting... It's what I do for a living. I would never dream of building a server for a client. Why? Because there is no way for me to provide something like 4 hour on-site support with parts unless I stock replacement parts for my servers. Which means I have to purchase at least two of everything. Tons of extra DIMMs and tons of extra HDDs. I'm sure you're getting an excellent level of service with GoDaddy is there any reason you're looking at moving away from them?
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post #14 of 16
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^ Great information, I have decided to stick with Go-daddy. I mainly was just going to do it for fun I guess. I may build a cheaper server and just use it for local videos and testing new scripts and sites.

Anyways, I have been so busy lately that I haven't even had a chance to really do any more research.
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Those two components are not compatible. The Processor you chose was a 1366 pin processor. The motherboard you chose is a 1155 pin motherboard.

Try this CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116907

It is using Intel's new socket 1150. so find a motherboard compatible with 1150 socket CPUs

That won't work. It is an 1155 board and you suggested an 1150 chip.
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^ Great information, I have decided to stick with Go-daddy. I mainly was just going to do it for fun I guess. I may build a cheaper server and just use it for local videos and testing new scripts and sites.

Anyways, I have been so busy lately that I haven't even had a chance to really do any more research.

I'd suggest building a media server from scratch and playing with a media server like Plex and storage utilities like FlexRAID. You'll find plenty to research and have a lot of fun figuring everything out.
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