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post #31 of 38
Depending on your end use, you would probably be better served using a multi-processor board (server board) with Xeon processors... Hit me up in PM if you need more info, I've built many servers for use in corporate environments.

If you are only using it for DB file server what you have specified is MAJOR overkill. File servers need very little proc power but a lot of memory.
Edited by kmss1 - 12/24/10 at 1:13pm
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Update:

Yeah I have no ability to VNC to a remote server as I will not have any internet connection at the presentation demos. So further suggestions are welcomed.

Update2:

Looking at some 1U Server chassis and they look suitable for what I need, going to start looking at them a little more.
Edited by Chopes - 12/24/10 at 3:15pm
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This idea, actually never occured to me for some reason. This would solve all the problems.

Sorry for being MIA, but the idea is pretty much to be a 'show' off device that you could whip out at big presentations and such that would run the software and do some demos importing large databases the sort. But having a macbook air or something like that vncing into a box at the office running everything locally might be key...

Thanks for the suggestion lol. +REP all around lol. helped a lot.
wait... you serious? i thought you said that doing it remotely was too slow and was the old solution...

dangit chopes.
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wait... you serious? i thought you said that doing it remotely was too slow and was the old solution...

dangit chopes.
Yeah the date for that post was awhile ago. The case has been reopened. As seen by my post 2 posts above, still need help trying with that. Any help appreciated.
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Yeah the date for that post was awhile ago. The case has been reopened. As seen by my post 2 posts above, still need help trying with that. Any help appreciated.
You should look into this case. It could hold a Micro-ATX motherboard and an SSD, along with an expansion card for video like you wanted. Pair it with a GT 430 and an X3440 or L3426and 4-8GB of RAM on a Micro-ATX LGA1156 motherboard, and you'd have a very capable system for what you want to do. But you can most likely get away with something like an i5 750 or even an i3 550 perfectly well, if all you're doing is accessing a database and playing videos.
     
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Bro, the i7 is a consumer chip, why do you need it in a server...



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...so what are the workload patterns?


If it is for Oracle, how big is the database? Can you cache the entirety in RAM?

Why are people suggesting video cards for a server? If you aren't running a CUDA application, then an IGP is more than enough.
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post #38 of 38
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...so what are the workload patterns?


If it is for Oracle, how big is the database? Can you cache the entirety in RAM?

Why are people suggesting video cards for a server? If you aren't running a CUDA application, then an IGP is more than enough.
He said he needed some decent video capabilities, and unless he uses an i3, he'll have to have a video card (Or a server mobo).
     
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