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Potential home server?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by twizzle, May 17, 2010.

  1. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    I'm looking to build or buy a Pc at home to use as a server. Not sure yet whether it will be my gateway for Internet or just a file storage server. Its possibly going to run W2k3. At the moment i have an AMD 3300 CPu in an Asus mobo but the PCIe slot on the mobos knackerd and theres no onboard graphics for it. So a replacement mobo is needed there.

    However while looking online i cam across this :-

    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecial...een+PC+-+No+Operating+System+?productId=40097

    An atom pc pre built. I have a WD1TB drive now thanks to WesternKings and was thinking of getting this Pc to go with it. What do you guys think? Would the Atom PC be ok as a home server? or should i stick with the AMD 3300 cpu and just get a new board for it?
     
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  2. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Looks like a very cheap system, but an Atom is going to be a very slow CPU unless this homeserver is going to be doing very little.
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I agree with Modey. Atoms aren't really suited for server OS setups IMO. Bite the bullet and get an ML110 or ML115 like the rest of us, you won't be disappointed. Throw 2008 R2 on and 4 - 8GB of memory and you are good to go.
     
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  4. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    While i'd liek to have a proper full server, money, space and running costs are a big factor. Space being a major issue.
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    The ML115 is the same size as a desktop mate. Not massive at all. I'm not sure how it rates in terms of being green but in my experience power efficiency doesn't come cheap. Savings are only made over the long run.
     
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  6. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Would you be running WHS (Windows Home Server) on it? if so then it should be fine.
     
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  7. keithmoon

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    yeah they are sore on juice but a very good server best fan setup i have ever seen in any unit
     

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