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Well I am getting that bug to build another computer and since I don't really need one I was thinking about putting together a home server for backing up files and storage. I still have a bunch of parts laying around which include a 955BE C2, 8G DDR3 1333Mhz ram, half working am3 MB, 9800GT, and a 4890HD.
Besides the 9800GT, most of the other parts are high wattage parts. I know I can put together a server with this but for just file back up and maybe eventually streaming I feel that it might be overkill. So I was thinking about trying to sell these parts and downgrade to a more power efficient server. Ideally I would want to keep it on 24/7 and keep it tucked away in a quiet spot. From reading some of the others posts I noticed that must recommendations were for a decent dual core. I was thinking about an i3 of sorts so I would have HT if I needed it.

For the OS I was going to give linux another shot. I had it on my second computer till my gf took it over and she didn't want to try to learn it. Anyways, this computer would be backing up and/or streaming to both computers in my sig rig and 2 PowerBook pros. Would Linux be capable of doing this? Read a lot of posts on this but didn't see one addressing this question.


I am sure I have more question but typing this on my iPhone at work and my finger is starting to hurt haha.
Edited by de Cossatot - 1/5/11 at 9:50am
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Sorry man but you cannot post this here, OCN requirement mention that you can only sale in the For Sale section and must have a REP of 35 to do so.
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linux can perform backups of other PC's and you should be able to stream as well... maybe using Samba, i'm not too sure

and yeah, unfortunately you won't be able to sell yet as you don't have enough rep to do so. maybe if you can post some wanted threads to find some of the parts you need? and i'm sure someone else can help you configure your machine
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Sorry man but you cannot post this here, OCN requirement mention that you can only sale in the For Sale section and must have a REP of 35 to do so.
Took that part out. Thanks for the info. Guess I'll see if eBay is a more viable option.

I guess the other questions still work though if anyone has some input. So it's keep the 955 or go with some less powerful. Also if Linux would be able to back up/stream to macs and Pc's.

Thanks guys
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@OP

If you feel like buying a new motherboard and CPU, then yeah an i3 530 would be fine for a small file server. As for the OS...check out Amahi Home Server. It's Linux-based and it's free.
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I would sell the 955 & the extra power hungry parts,and go with something less.Newegg has some good DIY combo's that fit the bill. As for your OS I give Amahi a serious look as mentioned,it comes with a 1-click install app CrashPlan that will backup Mac's as well as PC's & Linux boxes.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0%20-%20%24200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0%20-%20%24300
 
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