I am wanting to build a server to learn more sys admin stuff. I have a copy of Windows Server 2012.
I am trying to convince a friend of mine to sell me his build and update his system.
He has an AMD Athlon Black 955 and 8gb Ram. The link below is the build.
If he won't sell it to me I am going to build one. I have always built gaming systems and not servers. So, what should I be looking for and what differences are there?
I am thinking Intel and something with a lot of sata and RAID support. No gpu and tons of storage.
I am planning on making a email server and file server. Also a backup system for my other computers. I have some knowledge of sys admin I have worked in IT for a few years and just want to get my own network more advanced. I am thinking a lot of RAM for Virtual Machines also.
Any suggestions and/or help are welcome! I will answer all questions to the best of my knowledge.
The budget is between $600-$1000.