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  1. thoughtshewas18

    thoughtshewas18 OT Supporter

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816110015

    What would you say to this asus barebones system as the start to my home server build. I was actually going to do the combo with that xeon they have on the page. I want a server for a file storage etc. I know I will think of other things I could use it for down the road. I downloaded windows home server today and I wanted to give it a run.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Maffy29

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    I have Windows Home Server and that is way more computer than you'd need. I've heard people running it on P3 systems. RAM is the most important aspect of the setup. I'm running WHS on a Celeron D 2.8GHz and 1GB of RAM. It serves my music, pr0n and digital camera pictures great.
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    For 1 or 2 users in a home setting?? I dunno but a xeon seems like overkill to me. If money isn't an issue and then go for it but I would think there are much cheaper alternatives available.
     
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    Celeron D is perfect, imho.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    Depends on whether he's building for the future. The machine he's building should be able to support his server needs for the next five years, even if he suddenly discovers that a home server is the key to the life he's always wanted.
     
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    Doesn't matter. A server serving 5 people requires little CPU usage. The CPU will never be the bottleneck.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You've got windows home server? The new one that was supposed to come out this year?
     
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    Just buy a NAS.

    If you plan on hosting web/ftp/sql or anything at home, then build a server. If it's just going to be for file storage, you need a simple Pentium 3, or a dual P3 workhorse. That's it.
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Again, the issue is whether the equipment will be able to support services besides the ones he's already thought of. Sure, he could buy a NAS to serve out files, but given that he's even considering building a server, he's probably the type of guy who will find a lot more uses for his server once he has it. It would suck to have to replace the machine in a year or two because it lacks the capability he doesn't yet know he needs.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I run my home server off an p3 with 384mb ram. 4 people accessing and I never have a problem. The network cards are by far the biggest bottleneck. Hope to see upgrade to 1000base setup.
     
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    michelin man IDB Construction

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    how did you get a copy?
     
  12. mrj

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    Oh please, he's a home user and doesn't even know what to build for a server, he's not going to run some clustered SQL server or VMWare beast that requires dual xeons and petabytes.

    He can probably build a $300 server and run every single thing he could imagine on it until 2020.

    You would be shocked at the number of dual p3 workhorses my NOC has that run flawlessly next to maxed out Blades.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I still have some Compaq ProLiant DL320 P3's that kick arse. :o
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'm still waiting for an answer for that.

    Maybe he downloaded a beta version?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I just registered with two different email addresses, and after I verify my email address, I get nothing. Do they send you the download link, or did you find it somewhere?
     
  18. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Downloading now.

    My God, I've never seen anything more convoluted than microsoft websites.



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  19. thoughtshewas18

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    sorry about not responding... I think you guys are right... I tend to over do it when I buy things :) I like having nice things and I want something that will last me over time. I realize xeon is a bit over kill I might do a opteron setup with some spart parts I have. Thanks for the info! I downloaded that home server from the link posted ^^
     
  20. thoughtshewas18

    thoughtshewas18 OT Supporter

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    I also hate using my main computer for downloading and holding files etc... Its a gaming computer I hate leaving it run 24/7. I guess a simple build with a dual core cpu and lots of HD space would be efficient?
     
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    You don't need anything remotely modern to run a file/web/ircu/mysql/whatever server.

    An Opteron fileserver would be such a waste. My gaming system is a dual opteron 165 OC'd to 3ghz.

    512gb (because it's so cheap) and a p4 would be fine. Or any kind of low end opteron.

    I would suggest raid 5 if the data is important at all. It is a file server after all.
     
  22. thoughtshewas18

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    So is my 165 :) I agree!
     

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