If you are looking to build your own server then you should probably post here than the building section, you can get faster, more experienced replies here
use the following template to format your questions, this way people can give you faster answers
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates and if it is flexible
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HPC, Number crunching, gaming, storage, rendering, etc.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe (mainly for gaming)
Yeah, the parts have the same base but are expected to run 24/7 for a long time. To achieve this they do things like picking higher binned parts to using ECC buffered ram, etc, depending on app. The first thing you will notice in the server market is that the parts cost more.
Its the same parts, just more of them, and configured to be much more fault tolerant/redundant.
Reliability is a major consideration for a server.
Can he be depended on for showing up on time, donning his apron and flipping those burgers cleanly & without dropping them on the germ-infested floor? And for not adding ingredients to the "special sauce" bottles in the storeroom? .
Oops, sorry - I guess I got Upendra's day job mixed up with this section of THG
Yeah, servers/workstations can be really complex to design. When I was planning for a major upgrade at work, it was really hard to match all the criteria, and even harder to watch as contracts/companies blew off many of them. Worked out in the end, I guess.