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Originally Posted by Pentium-David View Post

That's an amazing server but I still don't get why people think they need a quad core and 16GB RAM for a file/backup server. I have Pentium 3's and Pentium 4's that do that and they are still overkill for such simple tasks.
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Exactly, a 16GB, quad core, 750W file server? You could do the same thing with an Arm processor and use probably about 30 watts max. Such a waste of resources.. rolleyes.gif
Did you read the post? Yes it is overkill for a simple file server, but:
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What you use it for (Print server, backups, file server, etc.)
hmm there's a ton of stuff installed on it, but lets leave it at the core functions... Syslog for my VPN firewall, file server / Media server, SQL server 2005, IIS for web serving, VM Workstation, P2P..
Temps, loudness, etc.
The system is pretty loud because of the Icy Dock, I originally thought the dock was going to keep my hard drives cool and quiet while giving me the option of "quick removal", I was wrong... The hard disk hangs at 60c if the AC is off and fan is set on low, I have the fan set on medium now and it stays in a low 40's with or without AC.
The LSI Megaraid hits almost 100c, 60c with a side window fan pointing at it.
CPU and board wise, stays at a comfortable low 30s, 40s if under load.
Any additional software that you use
I use to host game servers on it, but since then has been pretty much idle, now it's more for file serve, backup, my blog hosting, and porn... lol biggrin.gif
Occasionally do some dvd ripping and encoding, various testing on VM environments.
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Hey, hardware nazis, my sig is a file server. I propose that y'all deal with it and lay off the man.
    
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how'd you get the LSI to play nice with the GB mobo?? redface.gif


I never had a problem with this LSI + Gigabyte board combo from the beginning, I just plugged it in, and it worked.. The only problem I have is the LSI card gets as hot as my GTX580...
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Originally Posted by frank anderson View Post

I never had a problem with this LSI + Gigabyte board combo from the beginning, I just plugged it in, and it worked.. The only problem I have is the LSI card gets as hot as my GTX580...

darn it! mad.gif I have no luck what-so-ever getting my 9240-8i working with my GB X58-UD7 sad-smiley-002.gif
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darn it! mad.gif I have no luck what-so-ever getting my 9240-8i working with my GB X58-UD7 sad-smiley-002.gif

That is strange, are you trying to use that as a boot drive? My LSI is only doing data handling, OS is installed on a Crucial M4 via the Intel chipset, maybe that's why I am not seeing any issues...

You can try the forums over at http://www.storagereview.com/, I know a lot of SAN Storage professionals that hang out there and they are very knowledgeable in this area.
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That is strange, are you trying to use that as a boot drive? My LSI is only doing data handling, OS is installed on a Crucial M4 via the Intel chipset, maybe that's why I am not seeing any issues...
You can try the forums over at http://www.storagereview.com/, I know a lot of SAN Storage professionals that hang out there and they are very knowledgeable in this area.

nope frown.gif

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?278016-recommend-a-RAID-card-compat.-with-X58-Gigabyte-mobo..&highlight=

there is a run-down on virtually everything I have tried.. I have tried a few other BIOS settings since that thread - never ever have gotten it to work frown.gif
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Here's my new server running WHS 2011 smile.gif

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I'll get a PERC 6 in the future and hopefully fill up those bays thumb.gif
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I wasn't trying to be mean to him or lay into him. I was just thinking, why not save money and buy something cheaper or use something laying around, you know? Wasn't trying to start anything...
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actually.. your P4 probably sucks as much power (I'm referring specifically to the CPU) frown.gif & ram? it's so cheap, why not? biggrin.gif

Wasn't talking about power usage, more about capability. And my server has a 65W Cedar Mill P4, it's actually pretty efficient
Edited by Pentium-David - 4/25/12 at 10:27pm
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My Home Server after transplant. Got the case local for $40
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BluRay Burner

It's about half full now. Mostly Tv-eps. Some Bluray rips and about 80Gb music.
In the other half of the case i've got the firewall installed. It's a Zotac AM2 board. 2Gb memory, 120Gb 2.5 SATA drive. Dual NICs on a PCI-Express card.
Firewall runs Astaro home version. It does an awesome job, has kept a few visitors from getting spyware/virus from poor surfing habits.
    
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That is one HUUGGGE Case. It would look so much better if it was black on outside and inside and had blue leds.biggrin.gif
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