Building a Server, looking for reccomendations - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-14-2004, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 8
Send a message via AIM to Bryansrt
Default Building a Server, looking for reccomendations

Looking for reccomendations for a Server to run a POS system for my Resturaunt.

I am going to run Windows 2003 Server.
I will be running three POS printers off the server via serial adapters.

The system will have 5-7 Thin Clients running the POS software connected to the Server via terminial services.

I will be running about 10-15 apps on the server plus 10-20 sessions. The POS, Firefox, Outlook, Excel, Streets & Trips, CC processing, security video monitoring software, etc. The POS uses alot of virtual memory, and has about 3-4 small sub-apps that run along with it.

I am going to build the system myself as the hardware is extremely overpriced from the POS Company.

The servers the sell are 2.4 P4, (2) 40 Gig HD, 512 MB Ram, etc.

I am looking for a little more processor speed and 1Gig of Ram. I don't need a huge case, I will only run one DVD-RW and no floppy or zip. Basically I need a case, mobo, porocessor, ram, vid, sound, HDD, DVD-RW, etc. I haven't built a PC in about 2 years so I am a little off my game on what it the latest & greatest hardware!

I am also looking for a some thin clients & 15" LCD monitors. IF anyone knows of a cheap reliable online vendor please link me up!


THANKS!!

-Bryan
__________________

Bryansrt is offline  
Old 11-14-2004, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 902
Send a message via AIM to Sevoma
Default

Servers need good cooling, air cooling will be fine.
For the hdd I would get a 80gb Maxtor, Segate, or Western Digital.

Memory would be corsair value select - a dual 512mb kit from newegg

Case- any old case that will fit the stuff and has plenty of places for fans

Dvd writer- from newegg that supports dvd+r and -r

vid- cheapest one on newegg -get the pci version so you dont make a mistake with the mobo

cpu- if you want a intel, get this: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-157&depa=1

mobo- get a asus (known for reliability)

sound- mobo might include it (do you really need sound on a server?)

fans- any old fan -for a server you might want ball bearing, but sleeve will work just fine too

Sorry for the not-detailed responce, I have to leave soon (i would have gave you links and models)

-Sevoma.
__________________

__________________
<a href=\"http://truecombat.us\"><img src=\"http://www.truecombat.us/images/buttons/tcusbannersmall.jpg\"></a>

Sevoma Web Hosting
Sevoma is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 12:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 8
Send a message via AIM to Bryansrt
Default

thanks, anyone else?
Bryansrt is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 03:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 582
Default

might i suggest going for an AMD xp mp processor setup? it would make for the best value and can use any socket A chips with simple modifications... i do believe ive seen boards that can run dual channel memory and all the latest features... and as for vendor go newegg for everything you can. i only suggest the xp mp chips because i do believe it is about the best price/performance you can get. better than early intel and alot cheaper than xeon/opteron platforms.
__________________

The World is my trashcan and i intend to fill it...
Leonidas is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 02:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 559
Default

He wants a server, not a little home PC. He should go with a dual/quad Xeon system.

Tyan and Supermicro have some very good SMP boards. Server application's do get a high performance boost with SMP.

http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderi7525.html
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...=intel-xeon800

Those are just a few links. If you need more motherboard listings and what not, just ask.

For those of you who need proof/bench testing:
http://www.2cpu.com/Hardware/e7500_master/
http://www.2cpu.com/articles/99_1.html
http://www.reed-electronics.com/elec...12%2F18%2F2000

Read first!
ChaosBlizzard is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 02:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 559
Default

You didn't read again. Instead you are stating by making your assumed statements. I am not going to talk with someone who doesn't look at benchmarks and who doesn't READ.

First take a look at the three links above before you decide to post again.

"better than early intel and alot cheaper than xeon/opteron platforms."

So you agree the newer Xeon's are best for a server?
ChaosBlizzard is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 03:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 559
Default

I do have fact's, I posted them. Now unless you have some kind of supreme knowledge that some how points otherwise.. I have no intention of continuing this conversation.
ChaosBlizzard is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 03:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,007
Default

c'mon people, lets keep this civil, if this thread even remotely continues like the last several posts it will be closed and i greatly apologize to the thread starter.

--jak
jaksback is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 03:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 559
Default

No, as I stated, I will not end up in another thread like that. If he want's to debate, he can PM me.
ChaosBlizzard is offline  
Old 11-17-2004, 06:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 902
Send a message via AIM to Sevoma
Default

ok for a resturant server you do not need quad or dual xeons. You could go with one single AMD or Intel. Personally, I love AMD, but I do not know which is better for a server (help?).

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-440&depa=1

Vid.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...140-033&depa=1

mobo (amd)
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-510&depa=1

cpu (amd)
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-500&depa=1

Hdd
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...148-015&DEPA=1

Dvd-Writer
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...182-025&depa=1

case -GET 550watt cheifmax psu option!
http://www.3btech.net/ch76beandsin.html

good luck
__________________

__________________
<a href=\"http://truecombat.us\"><img src=\"http://www.truecombat.us/images/buttons/tcusbannersmall.jpg\"></a>

Sevoma Web Hosting
Sevoma is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.