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post #31 of 45 Old 01-28-2013, 06:58 AM
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This place is really incredible sometimes. Kindly point me to where I "jumped down both your throats" by merely offering a different opinion or take from yours.

Seriously, I would like to see it.

I think the issue is context can't be delivered accurate with text.

Someone reads something in a more negative context than it was intended.

Happens to me all the time around here.

It's all good. I think you both made good points. No one is right or wrong.


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Check out my server build thread it's like what you want.

SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

AsRock 75/77 board $69
8 GB DDR 3 $30
G860 3.0 ghz CPU -$55
Antec 620 neo on sale $29 AR egg saver today

Case is up to you.
$89 for 2TB HDDs.

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http://www.avsforum.com/t/1438027/what-is-a-good-value-server-board-and-cpu-for-a-20tb-whs-flexraid-server/500_50#post_22885633

There is link.

If you subtract out my IBM card and Norco case that build is like what you want.

I'm about a year ahead of you so as pointed out think a step ahead.

This server replaced a previous that was less.
I did it twice.

I think doing it right first time avoids that if you decide this is a must have.

Your budget isn't unreasonable.

I chose the g860 because its very much like i3 2100 but without the better video GPU. I don't need the GPU for a server so for 55$ it seenned a good low budget choice.

There's a link and discussion in my thread.

I might upgrade it at some point ( like if I5 goes for $99) but its more than enough for now.

Both points earlier are correct so you can't make a bad decision. I'd say this CPU is the best low cost option if you go the low cost route.

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I appreciate everyone's input.

I'd like to go ahead with a purchase sometime today, having added the antec 620 psu, all I'm having trouble with finding a good/great case. I know it's my choice, but I'd love some ideas on a good case that will hold at least 6 HDD and still have room to play around in there.

Ideally, I don't see myself with a 20TB server for a good while, nor is that really the ultimate plan, but of course, I've got to think ahead. Really, I'm going to stick with my CPU (powerful enough and willing to get a GPU when the time is right for a HTPC) and Motherboard (option to upgrade to a HTPC in the future), seems as though anywhere RAM (four slots, upgradable whenever) / HDD (just need one purchase right now) I get now will suffice and the addition of the Antec should be plenty - if not able to find something of the same quality and cheaper.

Again, I appreciate everyone's input and can't wait to hear more.


EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822005
Would this be a silly option?
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I appreciate everyone's input.

I'd like to go ahead with a purchase sometime today, having added the antec 620 psu, all I'm having trouble with finding a good/great case. I know it's my choice, but I'd love some ideas on a good case that will hold at least 6 HDD and still have room to play around in there.

Ideally, I don't see myself with a 20TB server for a good while, nor is that really the ultimate plan, but of course, I've got to think ahead. Really, I'm going to stick with my CPU (powerful enough and willing to get a GPU when the time is right for a HTPC) and Motherboard (option to upgrade to a HTPC in the future), seems as though anywhere RAM (four slots, upgradable whenever) / HDD (just need one purchase right now) I get now will suffice and the addition of the Antec should be plenty - if not able to find something of the same quality and cheaper.

Again, I appreciate everyone's input and can't wait to hear more.


EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822005
Would this be a silly option?

Since servers are on 24/7 I wouldn't go cheap on the psu. 80 plus certified makes sense in this scenario. Sticking to 300-400W also makes a lot of sense. ie. a 1200w psu is really inefficient at 50w even if it is 80plus gold.

If the only thing you will ever use this for is storage then I would just buy the cheapest cpu you can get(within reason). I used an old Athlon XP when I built my unraid server 2 years ago. Streaming blu-rays to my htpc is no different with a more modern system being used now...

If you want to transcode video or something else later on then buy a more powerful cpu.
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You forgot to include the cost of the paid guide... now you are over budget again.

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Since Assassin is watching I feel a strong need to post an AMD option:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131843 $80

6 sata 6gbps passive cooled UEFI. This was meant to be a file server. This was also meant to be a cheap cheap cheap htpc(no hdmi, just dvi)
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Since Assassin is watching I feel a strong need to post an AMD option:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131843 $80

6 sata 6gbps passive cooled UEFI. This was meant to be a file server. This was also meant to be a cheap cheap cheap htpc(no hdmi, just dvi)

Not a bad option at all. However, I am not sure that it meets some of the criteria that some of the posters have in this thread for a platform that is more than "just good enough".

But you are correct in that something like this would work well for just a simple file server with minimal other PC duties (so would a B75+Celeron for that matter which has more upgrade paths)
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Not a bad option at all. However, I am not sure that it meets some of the criteria that some of the posters have in this thread for a platform that is more than "just good enough".

But you are correct in that something like this would work well for just a simple file server with minimal other PC duties (so would a B75+Celeron for that matter which has more upgrade paths)

Completely true. To get to 6 sata ports, what I posted is the cheapest option without crap sata add-in cards. Also very efficient and silent.

With an hdmi adapter it meets all of the OP's criteria, unless I missed something.
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Since servers are on 24/7 I wouldn't go cheap on the psu. 80 plus certified makes sense in this scenario. Sticking to 300-400W also makes a lot of sense. ie. a 1200w psu is really inefficient at 50w even if it is 80plus gold.

If the only thing you will ever use this for is storage then I would just buy the cheapest cpu you can get(within reason). I used an old Athlon XP when I built my unraid server 2 years ago. Streaming blu-rays to my htpc is no different with a more modern system being used now...

If you want to transcode video or something else later on then buy a more powerful cpu.

Good advice on PSU. Any reasonably under $50 PSU should work. Antec Neo or MKIII are usually available for low prices and have decent quality.

Newegg does 15% off the Rosewill stuff often.. and those are as good as anything out there (OEMed by great OEMs)

They make a 80+ gold, with and without modular and even a platinum. In contrast your getting a little more efficiency with the Rosewill but some people like the brand of Antec/MKIII/Seasonic and settle for bronze certified.

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https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=G540

Good cheap CPU for 33.99$

Great for server

Code discount is Harbowl

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How reliable is SuperBiiz? I'm not at all familiar with them.
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I've ordered many times.

Very good.

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what are you leaning towards doing ?

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I wound up putting my order through with NewEgg, this morning. Next time will definitely try SuperBiiz, but was a bit skeptical without never having heard of it, but seems to be a legit, good company.


CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133094
BOARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128555
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116405
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145343
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148910


Thanks to everyone for their input!
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