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I want about a 600-700$ home server build, I have some good ideas for cooling and what not, but me and 2 friends are going to put one together, for personal, possibly some commercial use later. It would be in one of our houses, and on a Linux OS
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post #2 of 27
$40AR 740G motherboard: http://www.directron.com/a740gmm.html
$30AR EarthWatts 430: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371006
$30 1-2GB Generic RAM
$60AR Hitachi 500GB HD
$90AR Hitachi 750GB HD
$40 45w single-core AMD... you can also spend a bit more for a dual-core.
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post #3 of 27
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Sounds good, but will a single core AMD be able to support? Is a server processor judged the same as a PC processor, such as the cache, speed, etc, is all relevent. Is there any special specification towards it being good for servers, like a bigger cache, more speed, etc, I had been considering a quad core, because I had figured it had more multi tasking capability (Q6600).
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post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by AJLarson View Post
Sounds good, but will a single core AMD be able to support? Is a server processor judged the same as a PC processor, such as the cache, speed, etc, is all relevent. Is there any special specification towards it being good for servers, like a bigger cache, more speed, etc, I had been considering a quad core, because I had figured it had more multi tasking capability (Q6600).
What will the server be used for? Media and file backups? Not really complex tasks that require much CPU power. A single core will do fine especially since this is a budget build.
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post #5 of 27
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eh, to be honest, im more hoping for it to be able to host say a gameservers, like CS:s or cs1.6 or cod4, not at the same time, able to host some backup files and public FTP space for some friends, and for network analysis, this is sort of an experiment, so yeah i think it be a little cpu intensive.

i found this on newegg.com it looks solid to me? any suggestions on it?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816110024
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post #6 of 27
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yes i know it's barebones, i meant to say do you have any hardware suggestions? processor, ram?
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post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by AJLarson View Post
eh, to be honest, im more hoping for it to be able to host say a gameservers, like CS:s or cs1.6 or cod4, not at the same time, able to host some backup files and public FTP space for some friends, and for network analysis, this is sort of an experiment, so yeah i think it be a little cpu intensive.

i found this on newegg.com it looks solid to me? any suggestions on it?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816110024
Ok... in your OP, you said home server and not game server. You need to define EXACTLY what you need.

Do you need 1U server? If not, build your own. That item you linked is just a PSU, DVD, motherboard, and case. You can get all of the those for $150.
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post #9 of 27
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yeah so do you have any any case suggestions that are good for cooling, essentially my "cooling" idea was an old gun lockbox in the basement of my house, it's relatively cold, and cutting a vent section out on both ends and put up a pretty sturdy fan since sound isn't really an issue..

as for the specs that you guys listed, is the Q6600 suffucient for running a gameserver, or is there any processor that can do a bigger bump, i want the best server processor that is the best performance for dollar, i mean like is a 300$ processor going to be 30-50% better then a 200$ one? or is the Q6600 as far as diminishing returns go? do you get what im saying?
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post #10 of 27
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by the way i plan on overclocking the 2.4 ghz q6600 to a 3.0ghz, would that be a huge performance boost? is this worth it, or will my boost not be significant in the performance category? thanks
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