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Main Server
Motherboard:Asus P5G41-LE(Open Box) $30
CPU:Intel E3200 $35
RAM:Muskin 2GB $20
Case:Sunbeam Acrylic UFO $40
HDD:x2 80GB(OS)Free -- Storage x3 640GB $135
$260

Backup Server
939 Setup with 2GB's($50)(Will be updating soon) Generic Cube case($20), x2 80GB laptop drive(already had).
x2 2TB EADS WD HDD's($135).
$205

I think it was totally worth it to have all my music/files/movies etc,safe.Main server runs VPN,DHCP,DNS,and stream music/movies,run backups and a few more apps(Amahi).Backup server is just for backups of main server(Amahi also).
Edited by reezin14 - 4/19/11 at 9:10pm
 
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post #32 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNytAftr View Post
set the voltage to auto, it rangest between .8 and .9
oh, did you just fiddle with the cpu multiplier?
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post #33 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by kujon View Post
oh, did you just fiddle with the cpu multiplier?
used the power savings settings (stepspeed and the other.. thing) along with the epu to set the multi to 16x and set the blk to 100.
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post #34 of 46
I use an old Dell Dimension 4550 with a SATA PCI card and a couple 2TB green drives. I run Win 7 on it.

The computer I got for free from a friend, so the only cost to me was the $10 SATA card and the hard drives.
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post #35 of 46
My server:

Atom D510 ITX board: $99
2gb ddr2 667 $30
2tb Hitachi 7200RPM $80
Winsis case w/ psu: $35
XP Pro retail: recycled from my upgrade to 7 on my new system: free...kinda

Draws 21W at the wall

Runs PS3 Media server, torrents, ORB, hamachi, computer backups all over the house and hosts all my media files.

Yes, it has been great and totally worth it, if nothing else, for its low power usage.
post #36 of 46
Just ordered a $30K server at work... it's worth it!
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post #37 of 46
I think every household with mutliple people using different machines will benefit from a server. Greatly benefit. Only question is how much of a machine you need to run it.

Recently I was running a realatively busy web server on a P3 with 512MB of memory. I ussually use it for my "true back-ups" when I unplug from the Internet, active virus scan, and store backups of zipped files

However, that one isn't much fun to play with. You are thinking it was might have been a waste to spend $800 on it, but how many other expensive toys are bought just to play with?

My 24/7 server runs an X4 with 4GB of memory and Windows Server 2008 and probably cost me about $500, but it doesn't have much a of GPU in it. I think it is an old 6600GT.
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post #38 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
I think every household with mutliple people using different machines will benefit from a server. Greatly benefit. Only question is how much of a machine you need to run it.
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I agree. I always had that little nag in the back of my mind of loosing pictures of my kids from the time they were born till now (and my soon to follow death at the hands of my wife).
With my server, I have 3 copies of the pictures, 1 on my server backup drive, 1 on the server, and then the "original" on each of the 4 other computers that have pictures on them.

It is also nice having current backups of all my computers. I actually had deleted something off my sig rig about a month ago and needed it the other day, but had already emptied the recycle bin. I just opened up a back up copy on the server and got the file from there, no problems at all.
My wife has informed me that my some has "messed up" her desktop, so if I can't fix it, I will just restore it back a few days and all is good.
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post #39 of 46
My server is just my old rig with some extra hard drives.
It was worth it's investment before being retired to server duty.

Network storage is definitely worth the price of the HDD's.
(Probably around $425 for 6x '750 GB' drives over the years since 2008 ish).
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post #40 of 46
SO worth it for me. Then again its not JUST a server. Its a HTPC as well.

Now are we counting the 47 inch LED-LCD in the price?
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