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Title says it all. I want a Motherboard that will be able to run a server without any stability issues. It must be AM2+. It can be for any type of server, 1U or tower. Thanks!.
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Originally Posted by Sunrex View Post
Title says it all. I want a Motherboard that will be able to run a server without any stability issues. It must be AM2+. It can be for any type of server, 1U or tower. Thanks!.
What are you intending on putting in the motherboard, a Phenom?
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Nah. Although later as a upgrade I might do that. Currently however I have a spare X2 6000+ just sitting in it's box and I actually want to use it .

Edit: Not to confuse anyone. I want the AM2+ so I can upgrade later if needed. Otherwise, I would just be asking for a AM2 motherboard.
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post #4 of 7
I've been collecting parts to build a small Windows Home Server box so I have only been looking at mATX.

So far, I've read a lot of good things about this Gigabyte: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128342

And this Asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131324

I'm leaning toward the Asus since it has an eSATA port on it which would be good if I ever want/need to back my server up to an external hard drive. Too bad I dilly dallied around and missed the sale price and free shipping.

At any rate, for a server you don't need much in the way of bells and whistles. I've read that the AMD 740G/780G northbridge is really good for server builds since they're low power and simple.

Edit: Forgot to mention that the X2 CPU that you have is pretty overkill for a server...but if you already have it, might as well. If you want, you could sell it and get a low-power Sempron for $30 to keep the electricity bills down and case cool.
Edited by e_dogg - 12/16/08 at 12:14pm
     
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post #5 of 7
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It's not overkill. I'm going to be hosting a game server from home once verizon fios is finally fully available (I'm getting the 20/20Mbps package). But, I suppose it will be fine.
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post #6 of 7
My mistake...I assumed that you were looking for a file / backup server and not a game server.

Either way, those mobos I linked to should work fine if you want a little box.
     
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Sempron LE-1250 Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Ballistix 1066 2x750GB Western Digital RE2 Green power 
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Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
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lil old but im running an ASUS M3N78 PRO with 8gb ddr800 gskill bnq's. running server 2k8 x64 std, dont be fooled it says hdmi and in the photos its a hdmi output only. it comes with a vga pci slot header.

the header port is a n goofy spot but functions well

running rock solid since xmas not a single reboot since ive put it to duty
fileserver/print server running a several vm's for web/gaming/ventrilo servers
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