Options for a home server mobo Tags: Motherboards Power Servers Last response: October 19, 2009 6:59 AM in Motherboards Share vibe 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 cheap 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. V More about : options home server mobo | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Shadow703793 Motherboard Expert October 14, 2009 10:46:11 PM Quote:SSD using SDHC cards That will NOT work very well. See: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4255 A 2.5" HDD pwned it. | Report abuse Shadow703793 Motherboard Expert October 14, 2009 11:03:08 PM Btw, this is the AM2 CPU and NOT the 939 right? | Report abuse vibe October 15, 2009 1:25:37 AM Shadow703793 said:Quote:SSD using SDHC cards That will NOT work very well. See: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4255 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. V | Report abuse Shadow703793 Motherboard Expert October 16, 2009 1:12:28 AM ^No. It's just that 939 is dead, and I was going to recommend you upgrade to AM2 if you did have a 939. As for motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $65 after MIR Comes with RAID,etc. But only got one Ethernet. | Report abuse vibe October 19, 2009 6:59:02 AM Thanks for the link, this was one of the ones I was looking at. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Options for a home server mobo> Related ressources: ForumLow powered home server build. Am I missing any other options ? ForumNeed help finishing home server build (cpu, mobo , ram) ForumHome server build - Asking for advice on CPU/ Mobo ForumNAS/Simple Print Server Options ForumNew home server build Forum1st Build - Photo Editing Desktop & Home Media Server ForumBuilding a home server for streaming/back up ForumBuilding no-budget home server , maybe htpc ForumOS Drive Options ( Home Server ) ForumBuilding a home server ForumBuilding new Home Media Server ForumLlano APU for Whole- Home HTPC/DVR/Media Server ? ForumHome server upgrade: AMD or Intel (low end) ForumCPU/Motherboard for a home server ForumHelp updating BIOS Forum[Solved] AM2}+ or AM3 mobo that supports DDR2 ram ForumMSI G31M + Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Problems ForumProblems replacing asus a7n8x-la mobo ForumNot able to decide the mobo chipset ForumAsus mobo for low budget PC??? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !