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Old 02-22-2008, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have never built a PC before and I want a low spec server that will be used as web server or voip server. This is what i got so far what do you guys think? Are they all compatable

dabs.com - Gigabyte S775 Intel G31 DDR2 MATX Audio Lan VGA (GA G31M S2L)
dabs.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80GB 7200RPM S300 2MB cache (ST380215AS)
Intel Pentium 4 631 3GHz Socket 775 800MHz 2MB L2 Cache OEM Processor - Ebuyer
Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-12) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty - Ebuyer

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Old 02-22-2008, 08:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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in that case get a cheap pentium dual-core or amd aquivilanet, not a pentium 4
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Instead of the processor above will this be better?

Intel E2140 Pentium Dual Core Socket 775 2x1.60GHz 1MB Cache 800FSB

Its ashame it only has 1MB of cache not 2MB does this matter?

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yes that proccesor is a ton better. Its a new architure will prove to be faster, energy effienect and less heat as well.

If you want more cache go for the core 2 duo's.

This memory might be slightly better:
OCZ 2GB DDR2 Memory - Cheap at Ebuyer!
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Thanks. I have done so more looking around and added some more things to do the computer now. Is it better?

Intel Core 2 Duo E2160 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.80GHz (800FSB) - Retail (New processor)
Hitachi Deskstar 7K160 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM
Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Mid Tower Case - No PSU - Ebuyer
dabs.com - Gigabyte S775 Intel G31 DDR2 MATX Audio Lan VGA (GA G31M S2L)
Extra Value IDE cable Rounded UDMA Ultra 133/100 (Blue) 18" - Ebuyer

Do I need this?
dabs.com - StarTech.com Case Exhaust Fan/Video Card Cooler Fan (FANCASE)

Audio and Graphics built into the motherboard it looks like. They dont have to be great as it will be a server. Is this my server complete? Is everything compatable.

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Ugh not used to UK sites.
This is what i recommend:
Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2 690V Socket AM2 Onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
mabye get some other cheap AMD motherboard with onboard video, they tend me cheaper than intel's
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ 2.30GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail
Some 16mb cache harddrive.
Your gonna need a PSU, since you got no videocard, some cheap 350watt PSU should do.
the motherboard comes with some sata cables, unless u got some ide drives to use you wont need that cable.
The case exhaust fan is pretty useless for a comp like this.
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Many thanks. This is the new build

Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2 690V Socket AM2 Onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ 2.30GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail
Coolermaster eXtreme Power 380W PSU - ATX12V V2.01 20+4pin 1x PCI-E 2x SATA - Ebuyer
OCZ 2GB DDR2 Memory - Cheap at Ebuyer!
Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Mid Tower Case - No PSU - Ebuyer
Hitachi Deskstar 7K160 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM

Looks like a very good PC/Server. Is everything compatable even the RAM? Will it fit into the case ok, I've never built a computer before just modded them like adding new bits but thats fairly simple.

16mb cache Hard Drive out my price range. 8mb still seems good

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Yep everything looks good, ram is compatiable.
A PSU like this is enough:
Antec Basiq Power 350W ATX 12V PSU - Ebuyer
so the extra cache could be for the 16mb cache harddrive.

The extra value power supplies look pretty good at its price... but i never heard of that brand.
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I went with coolmaster because of the "cool" in the name lol. I thought it will cool down my PC with that massive fan underneath, but thinking about it all PSU have fans underneath there just not in the picture.

Do I need some kind of heatsink or fan in the computer to make it not overheat?

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Thanks. I have done so more looking around and added some more things to do the computer now. Is it better?

Intel Core 2 Duo E2160 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.80GHz (800FSB) - Retail (New processor)
Hitachi Deskstar 7K160 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM
Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Mid Tower Case - No PSU - Ebuyer
dabs.com - Gigabyte S775 Intel G31 DDR2 MATX Audio Lan VGA (GA G31M S2L)
Extra Value IDE cable Rounded UDMA Ultra 133/100 (Blue) 18" - Ebuyer

Do I need this?
dabs.com - StarTech.com Case Exhaust Fan/Video Card Cooler Fan (FANCASE)

Audio and Graphics built into the motherboard it looks like. They dont have to be great as it will be a server. Is this my server complete? Is everything compatable.

Thanks

I would get this ^ build if I were you

But change the motherboard to this
dabs.com - XFX S775 nForce 610i/GeForce 7050 DDR2 MATX A L G (MG-630I-7059)
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