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Which AM2 mobo for small network server?

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Hello guys,

I'm having a debate with my friends, and I can't really tell what's the best option.

I want a network storage rig. It is supposed to stay on the closet connected on my ADSL modem through WI-FI and to have a few TB of storage space for movies, backup and all. It should also alow me to buy a Raptor for my main rig and not to worry about the storage space.

I'm trying to scavenge some components from my current rig: my supercharged Sempron 2800+ AM2 on it at stock speed, 1GB of cheapo ram and the first HDD should be my Seagate SATA2 250GB.

Now the question part: what AM2 mobo should I pick? It needs to be µATX, to have integrated graphics and at least one PCI slot for the WIFI card.

I would appreciate a vote for one of the following chipsets, and maybe a word as to why one should be better than another:

-nVidia 6100
-nVidia 6150
-AMD 690G
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post #2 of 6
for your needs, a simple mATX board should suit your needs.
I would highly recommend this motherboard for your sempron.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127016

As for the chipsets, I won't be able to tell you much, but I can tell you that there are almost no motherboards that support Semprons on the AMD 690G chipset. So you will have to go with a motherboard with a NVIDIA chipset. Also, via is just crap.

Hope this helps

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Thanks, it does give me a starting point.

Still, I would like a mobo with a 20 pin ATX Connector as I have an old PSU that I'm trying to recycle it for this rig.
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
Thanks, it does give me a starting point.

Still, I would like a mobo with a 20 pin ATX Connector as I have an old PSU that I'm trying to recycle it for this rig.
if you check my profile and look at my computer called "system 2",
that is my file server and i had the same problem with the PSU.

I bought one of these and they work great. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812145002
I've had my server up and running for about 2 months stable 24/7.

It works good and is not a piece of crap in anyway.
I'd suggest it if you want to get that motherboard and use your old 20pin power supply.
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Thanks again
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np, good luck with your build.
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