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Originally Posted by Norse View Post
Sempron 140 would be bit cheaper and can be unlocked
You're not going to overclock a "server", if you're going for stability - key requirement for a server.

Also, with a "server", having a dual-thread CPU over a single-thread is a better way to go. Actually I would make the argument that there's no real reason to go with a single-thread option.

No reason not to hunt around for "Energy Efficient AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core Processors" either...
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
Might be unlockable...

For the price difference it doesn't seem worth the risk for this (to me at least). If you fancy a triple or quad on the cheap than a Phenom X2 is a decent bet, but betting on unlocking a Sempron to save $10 isn't worth it IMO.

But then again a Sempron 140 is more than capable of performing all these server roles, so maybe it isn't really a risk anyway...
Very very likely unlockable and even as a single core its still a good and cheap CPU, about £15-20 cheaper than the lowest X2 i could find when i was building my two storage servers
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post #13 of 14
My web server is a P4 with 768mb and a 20mb hdd. It is all dependant on what type of server (a very generic term) and how many hits you expect. I do have a book that details when a hyperthreaded i7 with RAM north of 12gb starts to be required for a "server build", but I do not think this is the case. Go with low cost and reliability(think used). I do not think going caseless enhances reliability,espically when there are 30.00 cases that offer a simple layer of physical protection.One thing I consider with "server builds" is if I ever would turn the machine into a desktop machine, no reason to scrimp now when a little extra costs adds flexibility.
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post #14 of 14
Several months ago I decided to buy parts for a NAS box and went with an atom. Took a while but I found a board with four SATA ports.

Here's the board at new egg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128452

Haven't actually set up the system yet so I couldn't speak to performance. I wasn't looking for a price/performance ratio just the four SATA ports. And I would have preferred passive cooling/no fan. Not much to choose from in the Atom/four ports area...
 
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