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how does this look for a server

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131352

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145206 X2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182067

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130380

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288 X4
post #2 of 13
what will this server be used for. seems very overkill.
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post #3 of 13
It looks like a bunch of URLs.

j/k.

What's with 4 sticks of RAM? You should have 3 or 6.

The video card is serious overkill for a server, but probably OK for a workstation.

The rest of the build looks OK, though I'd probably do a 940 instead of a 920, or even a 965 if you can find the money for it.

Just what exactly is this server going to be doing?
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post #5 of 13
It is too weak, too powerful, unsuitable, or perfect.... What's the purpose of this server?
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post #6 of 13
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whats wrong with 8 gigs? lol and why would you go with the 940 its like an extra 200 bucks for like .30mhz
post #7 of 13
i think he selected ram for LGA775. this is still overkill unless you are like google or something. then you should be looking at something WAY different. if this is for a game server or something why not look at something like a:

- X3350
- p45
- 8GB of DDR2
- 1TB HD's (2 or 3?)
- 9600GSO (for a game server).

it would be just as good as that i7. maybe even add an Intel NIC for network performance.
Edited by procpuarie - 12/21/08 at 3:56pm
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post #8 of 13
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im going to be running several virtual machines on this
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well the spec would seem fine for funning multiple virtual machines. however i do think the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB is complete overkill as VM's can use very little or no 3d accelerated power.
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post #10 of 13
The i7 is optimized for triple channel memory, get one of these...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0(3%20x%202GB)

Don't really need that fast of a video card for a server.
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