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post #11 of 46
ah ok makes sense.
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post #12 of 46
Currently mine is my Sig...

Core i5 750
4 GB DDR3 1600
GTX465
1TB WD Black
2x2TB WD Green
500W Earthwatts
Wireless (Redundancy)

Use it for:
FTP
VNC
Tversity
Gaming
Virtualization

Soon:
Quickbooks Pro Server
Timeclock Server
Apache
hMail

Its perfect for what I need to do, but I have an empty Canyon 595 and feel like I need MOAR!! Plus, splitting up the tasks would be nice.... Ideally I would like to have something for web serving, one for my business, and one to game...
Edited by Rob0tuss1n - 4/18/11 at 10:49pm
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600W Ultra PSU
AMD Phenom x4 9500 -2.2 GHZ
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 4GB
2x1 TB
1x2 TB
WHS v1

Used for all WHS stuff, hosting a few small webpages for personal use, video conversion of my dvds to mp4 for streaming, general hosting my files so I can access them whenever, wherever. I'd say it was worth it, considering is the board, cpu, and ram I removed from my sig rig from my tax return upgrade, so the only cost was WHS and a couple hard drives + time.
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My server:
Pentium 4 3 GHz HT
1.5 gig ram
Generic hp mobo
40 gig ide drive

Totally worth the six hours of work I put in to get it 6 years ago. Served me well as my main computer for several years, now it's retired and serving as my webserver.
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post #15 of 46
Hmm i use mine for Movie streaming, HTPC and as a file backup/storage totally worth it in my opinion it should pay for itself in 2-3 years in energy savings vs my sig rig.

Intel 2500k (1.6ghz)
Asus p8h67m-evo
Corsair 4gb 1333
Corsair CX430
Corsair 650D
3x 2tb samsung F4

~$800-$900
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post #16 of 46
Lol I use my server as a file server for a group of us. I didn't put anything $$$ wise into it. I just upgrade it and manage it. Everyone who uses it donated parts and money for it. I even got a P3 1GHz for free from my uncle to replace it's celeron 850 and he doesn't even use the server lol

Specs...
P3 1GHz
512mb (2x256mb) PC-133 SDRAM
Some old IBM mobo from like 2002 (around there)
a nice pair of heatspreaders for the RAM along with a ram fan and little heat sinks we stuck onto the NB and SB.
A controller card for hooking up sata drives to.
a 40gb ide pata drive for the OS and basically whole system.
a 1TB sata drive for storage.
uhh a dvd drive and I think the PSU is 155W.
Integrated graphics
Running Linux Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition on it.
I think that's everything...?
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post #17 of 46
My main rig IS my server box, as its my only machine other than a laptop. I have 2TB of redundant storage (two times redundant), since I have a RAID1, and an external backup.

My only real use of a "server" system is file server use, and possibly FTP. Both of which, my main rig can do easily enough, and it won't break a sweat doing it.

Keep in mind though, my rig does go into power saving modes .
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post #18 of 46
Celeron E2200
2GB 800mhz DDR2
Intel IGP
Scythe Ninja cpu cooler passive
2,7 TB
350W 80+ PSU
Dual 1gbps network
All leds disable'd and just 1 800rpm fan

On kvm switch with gaming keyboard and mouse + 1080P screen

new price about $500
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Mine is 90% built.

AMD 555 (unclocks to quad)
MSI motherboard - Combo $100
8800gt - $25 (folding)
Corsair 430CW - $15
ABS Canyon 595 - $100
16gb flash drive for OS - $20
Kingston RAM 4gb - $20

Think I made out pretty well for a budget server

I just need an aftermarket heatsink and ill call her done.
    
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Originally Posted by DNytAftr View Post
Hmm i use mine for Movie streaming, HTPC and as a file backup/storage totally worth it in my opinion it should pay for itself in 2-3 years in energy savings vs my sig rig.

Intel 2500k (1.6ghz)
Asus p8h67m-evo
Corsair 4gb 1333
Corsair CX430
Corsair 650D
3x 2tb samsung F4

~$800-$900
taht's quite an underclock you have on the cpu. what's the voltage on it?
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