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Ok guys what do you think of this cpu/mobo combo for my server?

phenom 8450 and foxcon 780G

these are the last pieces to buy... any last comments/suggestions to make before I do buy?

EDIT

wishlist: fixed?
Edited by om3n - 12/18/08 at 11:59pm
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Ok guys what do you think of this cpu/mobo combo for my server?

phenom 8450 and foxcon 780G

these are the last pieces to buy... any last comments/suggestions to make before I do buy?
Wish list is broken.

Anywho, the parts look good for a server. Just wondering what you will be running on it?
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I think I fixed the link...

I for one want to run windows home server 2008 for now... and start off doing basic stuff like file hosting on the network and auto backups etc. I will eventually do more as I learn more. Eventually I will probably run virtualization and maybe even turn it into a game server one day. I just want something to play with and learn on for now
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I think I fixed the link...

I for one want to run windows home server 2008 for now... and start off doing basic stuff like file hosting on the network and auto backups etc. I will eventually do more as I learn more. Eventually I will probably run virtualization and maybe even turn it into a game server one day. I just want something to play with and learn on for now
Well, that is definitely some great hardware to start out with!

I see no issues, go ahead, make that purchase!
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I for one want to run windows home server 2008 for now... and start off doing basic stuff like file hosting on the network and auto backups etc. I will eventually do more as I learn more. Eventually I will probably run virtualization and maybe even turn it into a game server one day. I just want something to play with and learn on for now
Om3n, I'm starting a very similar project at home as well

Have you thought about maybe going with Win2k3 instead of Home Server 2008? If you plan on hosting any virtuals, then you'll need plenty of memory and storage space. Check out VMWare Server, it's completely free and simple to use. Are you going to run a tape library for your auto backups? I have plans to run Backup Exec 12.5. Reason being I use it at work with our Dell TL4000's and it's a very convenient.

Good luck with the project
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Om3n, I'm starting a very similar project at home as well

Have you thought about maybe going with Win2k3 instead of Home Server 2008? If you plan on hosting any virtuals, then you'll need plenty of memory and storage space. Check out VMWare Server, it's completely free and simple to use. Are you going to run a tape library for your auto backups? I have plans to run Backup Exec 12.5. Reason being I use it at work with our Dell TL4000's and it's a very convenient.

Good luck with the project
I am now purchasing!

I plan on starting off with 2008 because I have a free 120 day trial key for it, and I have heard nothing but good things about it. I will do a little research on 2003 before I purchase a 2008 key, but I think I will probably stick with 2008.

Right now I have 2GB of RAM I plan on using for it, and eventually I will go with more when I plan to start using VMware.

I have never considered a tape library- I was just going to use some of my hard drives I have sitting around... I actually have never even heard of tape libraries until about a week ago, but for now I think I will stick with hard drives because that is something I am already familiar with

Thanks for all the help guys! It's time for me to buy
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Ok I have decided to go with these. I believe that they will give me the expandability that I want, plus the bonus of being AMD, which I have no experience with, and it will give me something new to play with

I will probably order them soon after I give it some more thought.

I am so happy
Well, the X3 CPUs are so cheap, & I figured the extra core might be better for a server type configuration.

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I am now purchasing!

I plan on starting off with 2008 because I have a free 120 day trial key for it, and I have heard nothing but good things about it. I will do a little research on 2003 before I purchase a 2008 key, but I think I will probably stick with 2008.

Right now I have 2GB of RAM I plan on using for it, and eventually I will go with more when I plan to start using VMware.

I have never considered a tape library- I was just going to use some of my hard drives I have sitting around... I actually have never even heard of tape libraries until about a week ago, but for now I think I will stick with hard drives because that is something I am already familiar with

Thanks for all the help guys! It's time for me to buy
Good luck.
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