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    New Server

    Have decided to build a server (for home) and need advice and comments about components before i buy.

    The server is replacing a NAS (buffalo terastation) which I will then use for backup. Wanted a fairly powerful server for no particular reason, but will likely host a few websites off it, use it as a firewall (if possible with other things i want it to do) and stream to a PS3 etc. It's main use is to act as a NAS as holds all music photos and other random things. Other uses may crop up in the future.

    The specs:
    Supermicro X7DCA-L Motherboard
    Xeon 5405 Processor
    3ware 9690SA RAID card
    4x Samsung HD753LJ 750GB Hard Drive
    Kingston 2x1gb ECC Registered 667mhz Memory
    A random CD drive

    It is, possibly, slightly overspecced. If someone wants to advise a PSU and case please feel free. Rackmount would be brilliant . PSU has to be > 500W according to Supermicro.

    (Oh and if you have an ideas for an OS, head over to the operating system section of the forums

    Any comments appreciated.

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    Re: New Server

    i would say for simple nas /network duties that would be very overkill. i would swap the motherboard for something p35/45 based and swap the processors for a q6600. if the system is only doing light nas duties and web serving you could drop the raid controller and use the embedded raid on the motherboard of use linux md-raid to save money and with the saved money get more bigger drives like the samsung f1 1tb drives
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    Re: New Server

    I think this is a dual post - there is another thread under OS about the same subject.
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      • Intel Q6600 (w/ Scythe ninja @ 3Ghz)
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      • 4 x 1Gb Corsair PC2-6400
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      • 1 x WD 500GB AAKS
      • Graphics card(s):
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    Re: New Server

    yeah have posted under OS about what OS to use, whereas the post here (under hardware) is about the hardware to use. The background information about each post is the same though if that counts as a dual post??

    I know the server's overkill, but thought i'd go the full way and buy server technology. As you say the Q6600 will be cheaper...i'll look into it.

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