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COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 PLUS
DIMM DDR3 HYPERX 2GB 1333MHZ DDR3 NON-ECC CL9(1X2GB)
SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F4 320GB SATA/300 7200RPM 16Mb
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GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H DDR3 AM3 ATX
AMD PHENOM II X4 955 3.2GHZ 8MB
Chieftec 19" 4U UNC-410F-B-500, 500W
Areca ARC-1220 Serial ATA 8 port RAID Controller

this is how my server build looks now
CPU is overkill. An Athlon II X2 is much cheaper and will meet your needs.
Motherboard is overkill... just a get a mATX 7-series mobo. You don't need the extra PCIe lanes.

Place the OS on RAID1 on the native controller while the RAID5 on the Areca.
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CPU is overkill. An Athlon II X2 is much cheaper and will meet your needs.
like AMD PHENOM II X2 555 BE 3.2GHZ 6MB?

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Motherboard is overkill... just a get a mATX 7-series mobo. You don't need the extra PCIe lanes.
would ASUS M4A785T-M 785G AM3 M-ATX do?

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also, a server with only 2GB of ram?
with a smaller mobo there are only 2 ram slots. Do you think i should upgrade for more ram?

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why are you choosing a 4u case that is coming with a 500w psu? cant you find one that doesn't have one for a little cheaper?
you would be supriced how few Case`s there are with enough harddrive wells that are without powersuply.
The only one i have been able to find here in Norway is I&S rackkabinett EYE4808BK, 4U, black
4U Rack U/PSU
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I run a server I made from old parts I had laying around (am3 board, and unlocked sempron 140) and I run 8GB of ddr3 in it because I like to have a bit of a virtualization playground that I can run test scenarios of networks in.

it's not necessary, but look at any server and they tend to have a lot more ram than cpu power.
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ok will add more ram
    
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ok will add more ram
don't do it just because I tell you to, I would figure out if you are going to use it first. I just told you why I have a lot of ram in my server.
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whent from 2gig to 4gig nothing major i have the ram sticks from an old dell XPS5
    
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like AMD PHENOM II X2 555 BE 3.2GHZ 6MB?
No... like an AMD Athlon II X2....



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ok will add more ram
No.... He said if you run VMs, you will need more RAM... Will you be running VMs?

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whent from 2gig to 4gig nothing major i have the ram sticks from an old dell XPS5
DDR3 1333?
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No... like an AMD Athlon II X2....
speaking of which, that's what my $35 sempron appears as. clocks great too.
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No... like an AMD Athlon II X2...
No.... He said if you run VMs, you will need more RAM... Will you be running VMs?


DDR3 1333?
I added the right prosessor to the list but did type wrong, my bad

yes DDR3 ram sticks got some of them laying around, both 2 and 4gig ram, as you said i can start with 2gig and see if i would need more after some use

i don`t have planed to run any VM`s on the server
    
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Main uses of intended build: FTP fire sharing, Web hosting in-house, HD media streaming(music and video), storage, backup for 4Pc`s, blue ray 1080p encoding and uTorrent and be able to handle up to 8 harddrives

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I have been looking at different OS`s and i am thinking of going for Ubuntu instead of WHS or FreeNas
Have a look at Amahi Home Server, I believe it does all of what you want to do, rather than just storage.
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