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December 15, 2009 2:13:39 AM

I am looking to build a quiet server in a black case to run ESXi 4 to host both windows and linux servers.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP BUDGET RANGE: Approx $1000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Virtual Server running ESXi

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: N/A

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: I want a dual CPU gigabit LAN motherboard (the dual CPU for no other reason than I want it, unless someone has a good reason not to.

OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: black case and fairly energy efficient

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December 15, 2009 3:17:09 AM

^ For hosting a home server, you dont have to spend that much money...
Here is a config -
CPU - You can use even a Quad with the ESXi 4(Free version)
X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or

X3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo - Has onboard video, so no need for a separate graphics card...Can also play back 1080p without any issues...And has gigabit LAN
Gigabyte 785G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - 2/ 4GB based on your needs...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Samsung F3 1TB/ 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE + PSU - This Antec case is a very decent one and comes with a high quality 380W 80+ Certified PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$410 not including rebates and Taxes...
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December 15, 2009 4:36:55 AM

My server is going to be Windows 2008 R2 and I plan to have a couple of linux installs running also.
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December 15, 2009 2:01:43 PM

I think I am going this route. Any comments? Should I get an aftermarket heatsink or use the one that comes with the CPU?

AMD Phenom II X4 905e Deneb 2.5GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819103682

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813128397

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820220435

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822148433

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811129058

Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817371031
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December 16, 2009 1:48:33 AM

^ That is good... but check out this case...It is a better value and now is on sale...
Antec 300 Illusion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And check out this PSU - It is modular and very efficient and would cost you nearly the same...
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And check out this combo -
CASE + PSU - A very good case with very good airflow...
CM Storm Scout + the above PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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