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I have been thinking about building a server. I want to be able to store all my music and movies and documents on it and access them from my PC (Vista 64-Bit) or my MacBook. I was just curious if a single core CPU would be good enough. I do plan on setting it up so I can access it from over the internet when I am not at home.
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If it is just going to be a file server you should have no issues what so ever.
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post #3 of 17
a single core could be fine, but you can get a dual core pretty cheap now
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post #4 of 17
dual core/cpu helps a decent bit, it seems to help transfer rates a bit too
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I know that Dual Core is not that much more but I do not see the need to spend the extra money if single core will work just fine for me. i am not worried about blazing speed or anything a long those lines.
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post #6 of 17
you wont have any problems unless you serve heavy content with alot of concurrent connections, i do what you said times 50 on a single core with no problems, what processor is it though?
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I used to use a socket A sempron 2400+ for a file server and it was just fine... later I upgraded it to a Undervolted opteron 165 1.8ghz(1.025v) and I don't see any diffrence in transferring speeds.

So I think you will be fine.
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post #8 of 17
Single core works fine. We have a sempron here at the shop in our server. 1gb ram. Works great, gigabit switches and routers and theres no limitation in transfer speeds. Even if when i install sp3 to 5 pc's simultaneously.
post #9 of 17
I have an old IBM with a 850MHz PIII and 256MB Rambus Memory that I have used as a file server (currently using my old P4 since the new sig rig was built) in the past with no problems what so ever. Serving files is not really cpu intensive unless you have alot of people using it. If it is just you and a family member/friend or two using it, you should have no problems.
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post #10 of 17
my sig rig is my server if you couldnt tell, if you ever want it to do small games server too it helps

also, they are 1.4ghz

Just an fyi, Windows Server 2008 runs GREAT
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