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i asked them what do they want this system for

they want to install automation . they have a large network upto 200 computers this system is server of this automation . and this system must to send recive backup information of some persons. now what do you refer for us . i read in this forum that 980x can overclock to 4.8GHZ . now 2 xeons are better or one 980@4.8
the budget around 3.5K
thanks
You don't overclock a server, period

You need stability, so forget about overclocking.

Automation of what? Do you have specific applications that they will be using? System requirements will depend on the application requirements / specifications.

Do you mean that they want to perform real-time automated back up of 200 workstations?

In any case though, I believe that this situation will require investment in a more potent storage I/O subsystem... CPU is hardly ever the bottleneck... a stock Core i5 quad-core (or equivalent Xeon) is probably enough to handle most of what you might end up throwing at it.
Edited by ComGuards - 6/11/10 at 1:23am
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i asked them what do they want this system for

they want to install automation . they have a large network upto 200 computers this system is server of this automation . and this system must to send recive backup information of some persons. now what do you refer for us . i read in this forum that 980x can overclock to 4.8GHZ . now 2 xeons are better or one 980@4.8
the budget around 3.5K
thanks
Not to doubt your ability but if you are this unsure about the hardware specs for a server, it would be best to buy a server from like Dell, HP, etc instead of trying to build one.
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You don't overclock a server, period

You need stability, so forget about overclocking.

Automation of what? Do you have specific applications that they will be using? System requirements will depend on the application requirements / specifications.

Do you mean that they want to perform real-time automated back up of 200 workstations?

In any case though, I believe that this situation will require investment in a more potent storage I/O subsystem... CPU is hardly ever the bottleneck... a stock Core i5 quad-core (or equivalent Xeon) is probably enough to handle most of what you might end up throwing at it.
data transfer bandwidth is very high servicing upto 200 computer
now what you refer please give me a config with core i7 920 and 4X 1 TB kaviar black and 12GB ddr3 ram which raid config i must to use? good 1366 mainboard & good case
    
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Not to doubt your ability but if you are this unsure about the hardware specs for a server, it would be best to buy a server from like Dell, HP, etc instead of trying to build one.
This. Warranty is the most important part of a server. Hard drive crash? No problem, dell will have a new one to you in 4 business hours. You may be great at building computers/servers, but you can not warranty it like these companies do. Do yourself a favor and just order one from dell or HP.
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This. Warranty is the most important part of a server. Hard drive crash? No problem, dell will have a new one to you in 4 business hours. You may be great at building computers/servers, but you can not warranty it like these companies do. Do yourself a favor and just order one from dell or HP.
agreed on this.
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data transfer bandwidth is very high servicing upto 200 computer
now what you refer please give me a config with core i7 920 and 4X 1 TB kaviar black and 12GB ddr3 ram which raid config i must to use? good 1366 mainboard & good case
You don't sound like you know nearly enough to build a server, let alone support it yourself. Dell or HP will have something that fits your needs and will have support.
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data transfer bandwidth is very high servicing upto 200 computer
now what you refer please give me a config with core i7 920 and 4X 1 TB kaviar black and 12GB ddr3 ram which raid config i must to use? good 1366 mainboard & good case
for $3.5k I don't think you can do what you hope to in a business environment. Simultaneous backup of 200 machines is a fairly major task, and will need a lot more than 4 drives.

Go talk to Dell.
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data transfer bandwidth is very high servicing upto 200 computer
now what you refer please give me a config with core i7 920 and 4X 1 TB kaviar black and 12GB ddr3 ram which raid config i must to use? good 1366 mainboard & good case
I'm not going to give you a configuration, despite the fact that I'm a fully qualified Dell partner / reseller.

First off, it's not a very smart idea to be on OCN asking for information for a business system. You will come across as an idiot if your client, or somebody else, asks you to justify the technical specs of the system, and you answer with, "Because that is what they suggested on Overclock.net".

Second, nobody here is qualified to give you a recommendation without having the complete picture of your network. You're so focused on processor technology that you can't even provide detailed information on network design, applications, operating systems, existing hardware / infrastructure, etc. And nobody is going to get a complete picture of your existing network without a site-visit.

As has already been suggested, do yourself a favor and call up one of the major OEM manufacturers and speak to a Small Business representative. Have them send somebody out to meet with you to analyze your existing infrastructure and to make recommendations for a solution for your project.
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+1 to all of the great advice about getting a Dell or HP (or other) rep in to help with the big picture.

Good grief man, you're talking data throughput! You are going to need a hardware RAID card, maybe multiple ethernet ports, perhaps some kind of insane Microsoft Server license. I'm a small business owner, so I'm a "know it all" and think I can do anything if I try hard enough. My first start would be to call up Dell to see what they have to say. THEN I decide what I want to try to take on myself...

Good luck, but also please post a description of your final result as I am certain I am going to learn something from your experience.

Thanks,
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Thanks to my bi-hourly Jager regimen, I don't remember that there was a year 2010 unless some kind nitwit starts getting frisky in the archives.
    
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