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Options for a home server mobo

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October 14, 2009 7:39:19 PM

Hi all, having trouble finding options for this,

Looking at building a "silent as possible" AD server for home use. Will also run a few light apps

I'm thinking an AMD Athlon X2 3800+ 2.0Ghz CPU because of it's low power draw but reasonable processing power.

I'll be making my own SSD using SDHC cards

Just cant find a suitable mobo, desirables are...

Gigabit LAN (2 would be evenbetter but not needed)
low power need / heat output
4 or more memory slots
as it's a server, dont care about USB, sound, video outputs

Not that it probably makes much difference but, server will be rack mounted in a 4U case.

Oh, and any input on low noise output CPU coolers will be we'll received.

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October 14, 2009 11:03:08 PM

Btw, this is the AM2 CPU and NOT the 939 right?
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October 15, 2009 1:25:37 AM

Shadow703793 said:
SSD using SDHC cards

That will NOT work very well.
A 2.5" HDD pwned it.

Thanks for the concern but I'm not looking for performace, I'm looking for quiet and cheap. Given that I have spare SDHC cards a setup cost of £10 makes this the idea option for me.

Yes AM2 not 939, please correct me if I'm wrong but I see no bonus for a 939 setup over AM2 for my requirments.

October 19, 2009 6:59:02 AM

Thanks for the link, this was one of the ones I was looking at.