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Old 10-24-2006, 05:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd put together parts from newegg for you, but I am at work and using IE6, which is a pain for such a thing (due to the lack of tabbed browsing). I'll look tonight when I get home (where I also have Firefox).

I'll give an idea of what you'd need.

skt939 motherboard with integrated video and audio.
AMD64 3000+
1GB of RAM (RAM can be used pretty heavily depending on how many tasks you give your server).
A decent size HDD (250GB should do)
DVD combo drive

There is no need at all for anything other than onboard video. A mid-range vid card (7300GT or 7600GT) is for GAMING, not servering.

Also, as for software, you can use regular Windows XP, depending on what kind of server you want to make. Game servers run nicely on XP, as well as file servers.

For a webserver, you'd probably want to run Linux. I'll let the Linux-gurus explain why (if you need more info on it).
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GIGABYTE GA-K8N51PVMT-9 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $70.99

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.0GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail $69.49

G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail $104.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $77.99

LG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE Super-Multi DVD Burner - OEM $31.49

Allocate $100 for case with decent PSU.

Total: $454.95

This leaves you with money for a keyboard and mouse OR a KVM switch.
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