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Old 06-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That's what I was getting at. Something to sit in a corner collecting dust holding storage really doesn't need to be so expensive or fancy. My file server consists of a bent case that was dropped, a cheap board, a 6000+, and a ton of space.
Exactly. As long as you have a lot of storage space and a good quality RAID card, the rest of the components can be fairly low-power; after all, since it's a server and it theoretically should be up all the time, you'd want as low-power as you could get to cut down on electricity costs.
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I'm not going to knock someone for wanting ECC RAM and a server motherboard when they are building a server. It's pretty clear that the OP has some aspirations for this machine and spending some decent money on a server that could last 5+ years is a good investment.
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I'm not going to knock someone for wanting ECC RAM and a server motherboard when they are building a server. It's pretty clear that the OP has some aspirations for this machine and spending some decent money on a server that could last 5+ years is a good investment.
If it was a server doing server tasks that is one thing, but a machine with a bunch of storage simply for Windows 7 networking doesn't require a whole lot. I have had my server setup for 4 years and my parts were either free or extremely cheap. The drives are 5900rpm I got on sale, I'm not using a RAID card, and I'm doing essentially the exact same thing he wants to do with over a grand worth of parts.
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If it was a server doing server tasks that is one thing, but a machine with a bunch of storage simply for Windows 7 networking doesn't require a whole lot. I have had my server setup for 4 years and my parts were either free or extremely cheap. The drives are 5900rpm I got on sale, I'm not using a RAID card, and I'm doing essentially the exact same thing he wants to do with over a grand worth of parts.
I dont have access to any parts or whatever...

If you had to buy something for cheap that would last LONG what would you get?
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The real reason I am choosing such an elaborate setup is because the adaptec card will not work with UEFI BIOS....

So I was thinking about going server class motherboards where they have not adopted the UEFI yet.

Cant seem to find any cheap ASUS or other reliable motherboards without UEFI....
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Well, here is a cheap case that you can easily add filters too if need be.
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

If you are making a more expensive setup based around the RAID card not accepting UEFI, then why not simply change that card?
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