So my uncle just got fios and wants a cheap file server for his house...

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  1. Rodthrower18

    Rodthrower18 New Member

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    He wants it to be...AMD :ugh:. Since he's an amd fanboy and there's no talking him out of it wat do u guys have any suggestions for the guts?

    I havent toyed with amd since my old athlon 1700, which btw pissed me OFF when i found out it wasnt 1.7ghz(stupid 12 yr old thinin it was 1700mhz) :greddy: I want to try talkin him into runnin ubuntu on it but he'll probably want XPPro(cant blame him really just a budget issue). BTW his budget is no more than ~$800 which is totally doable since he's already got a case and psu and tiger has amd shit on the mega cheap right now,
     
  2. CodeX

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    AMD uses performance numbers instead of actual clock frequencies to give you an approximate performance equivalent to intel chips.

    AMD's old chips where significantly more efficient and could do more work in less clock cycles than the old P4 chips, so a 1.3ghz Athlon would be roughly equivalent in performance to a 1.7ghz P4, hence the "1700+" name...

    AMD knew that only 1 in a million of their consumers would understand that clock frequency is a TERRIBLE way to compare CPU performance, as you have just proven.
     
  3. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Im an AMD fanboy, but I still would use intel if it was a better deal. My next build will almost certainly use Intel quad.
     
  4. Kelex

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    At least convince him to wait for the AMD Phenom processors.
    They are expected to be 20%-50% better than the current Athlons.
     
  5. P07r0457

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    and still a great deal behind Intel.
     
  6. m0nk3y

    m0nk3y Not now, chief.

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    For a cheap file server? Tell him to search craigslist for a cheap p4/athalon over 1ghz, a decent memory setup and a SATAII card with some WD high-speed drives... 800$ is about 400$ more than he'll need.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    that "cheap" p4/athlon system is not going to have SATAII, and sticking SATAII on a PCI bus is fucking retarded.
     
  8. m0nk3y

    m0nk3y Not now, chief.

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    ...aside from the biostar board i have and my sempron file server that has sata ports, you're totally right! :bowdown:

    He's talking about a budget system and ya'll are thinking about building something to launch a missile. Isn't that hardware a bit much?



    Do yourself a favor and find a cheap compaq presario sr series... you can find a 1320nx for 200 bucks, and that's ready to go aside from extra storage drives and a 20$ stick of ram.
     
  9. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    what is he going to use the server for? i thought you couldn't host a server over residential online services...unless you paid extra for it
     
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    Used Sunfire x2100 M1. Opteron.
     
  11. m0nk3y

    m0nk3y Not now, chief.

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    Depends on the service, some do... I assumed what you're saying is true (more often than not) and figured it was an internal file server (not an FTP server) which means hardware needs (aside from storage) = minimal.
     
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    its really stupid to not just get a NAS appliance for this, btw
     
  13. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i would just throw freenas on an old computer with lots of ram and a raid card. thats should be well under $800
     
  14. Rodthrower18

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    Yea its just a file server for his house not ftp.
     
  15. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    In that case, why not just get a Mac Mini? This is for media, right?
     
  17. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Hey, mister mac guy...

    What can you tell me about mac motherboards?

    I'm thinking of trying to find a mac motherboard, and building my own Core 2 Duo mac machine with a proper copy of OS-X.

    Is there anything I need to know about in advance?

    And I mean specifically having to do with the motherboard.
     
  18. Peyomp

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    Uh, no? So long as its one with drivers, it will work.
     
  19. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    So motherboard drivers are critical for a mac mobo?

    Aren't the holes lined up differently?

    What about memory? Nothing proprietary there?
     
  20. P07r0457

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    it's a basic intel board. Only signifgant differences are the TPM and EFI.
     
  21. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Some old missile cruisers actually used Apple II's to launch them.
     
  22. m0nk3y

    m0nk3y Not now, chief.

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    Random, but kinda cool if true...
     

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