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    Hey I'm planning on building a Home Server, mainly to host dedicated game servers and to stream media to other computers on the LAN.

    I planned on using the SilverStone Fortress FT03 because I like the small form factor and the cooling system design.


    I was also planning on having 3x2TB Hard Drives to store my media and 1xSSD for the OS.

    Can anyone recommend me a good "Micro-ATX, mini-DTX, mini-ITX" MOBO, CPU, and RAM that'd be good for a server setup.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Mini Home Server

    Just buy a HP microserver.

    Quiet, relatively powerful and efficient.

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    Re: Mini Home Server

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Just buy a HP microserver.

    Quiet, relatively powerful and efficient.
    It's no where near powerful enough to host dedicated gaming servers.

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    Re: Mini Home Server

    Are you going to want to RAID the hard drives at all?

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    Re: Mini Home Server

    what about the hp m110g6. quad core 4gb ram 4 harddrive mounts m-atx size and its proper server hardware. £209 after rebate
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    Re: Mini Home Server

    Quote Originally Posted by SyntheCypher View Post
    It's no where near powerful enough to host dedicated gaming servers.

    You'll probably find the main bottleneck is not the server but your broadband connection.

    Unless you are going LAN, where I doubt you are going to for >16 people in your house at once.

    What games are you trying to run?

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    Re: Mini Home Server

    For any use, if the case you want can take a micro ATX motherboard then no point in paying extra for one of the smaller boards with less choice and worse expansion.

    For my motherboard I wanted gigabit networking for the media serving. No problems streaming slower, but sometimes I want to move a few GB of video around the network and no point in waiting all day for it. I also went for 4 memory slots, and a few years later am thinking of filling them so I can put a virtual machine on there to handle our email. Last year I updated from single core athlon 64 to dual core 2.9GHz (fastest this old board can take) because it was sometimes running out of grunt running modern Java based tat.

    So, from experience I would just go for something cheap and mainstream, with at least some path for future upgrade.

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    Re: Mini Home Server

    Which CPU or which level of CPU do you intend to use?

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    Re: Mini Home Server

    I'm planning on using this case when I move out and minimize my main PC, looking forward to build pics

    For my machine I'm going to just use my current AMD 1055t and buy a mATX AM3+ board and reuse all the rest of my kit.

    But it all depends on what you want in yours, are you pro-Intel, or pro-AMD?

    i5-2500t (for cooler, lower power 24/7 running)
    Asus P8H67-M
    16Gb HyperX (4x4Gb)
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    Then some WD greens or something.

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    I used an i3 2100t in one of my builds, the t chips are excellent, 35watts!

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