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Home Server Mobo Replacement

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My home server motherboard failed last week and I need some recommendations on what to buy. I have an AM2+ Processor and would like to upgrade and possibly sell that. I mainly use my sever for media streaming, client computer backups and the occasional light gaming server (minecraft). I'm not really looking to spend more than $300 for a CPU and mobo. Any suggestions?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2630QM Clevo P151HM1 nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333MHz  
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750GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2630QM Clevo P151HM1 nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333MHz  
Hard DriveOS
750GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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You'd also have to budget in RAM unless you have some spare DDR3 sitting around.

A lower-end Haswell box such as an i3 would be a good option for power consumption while still having more than enough oomph for your tasks. You could even get the T variant with a 35w TDP for not a much higher premium.

If you wanted to go a cheap route I think there are some interesting AM3+ boards like the ASRock N68C-GS FX which have both DDR2 and DDR3 RAM slots, but it wouldn't be much of an upgrade per-se.
Edited by beers - 10/22/13 at 7:48am
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Yeah I have 8GB DDR3 1600MHz to spare. I'm open to either AMD or Intel. I'll have to weigh my options more when I get home from work and can look.

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My System
(16 items)
 
Laptop
(6 items)
 
Home Server
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2630QM Clevo P151HM1 nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333MHz  
Hard DriveOS
750GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
Laptop
(6 items)
 
Home Server
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2630QM Clevo P151HM1 nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333MHz  
Hard DriveOS
750GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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