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February 23, 2010 2:31:18 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week

BUDGET RANGE: 2000 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Small Business Server

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: n/a

MONITOR RESOLUTION: n/a

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have no experience building servers and I'm not too sure where to start looking. I need some help deciding whats important and what to get. I have decent experience building personal rigs. The server will be used at a small business where most of the company files will be held. If you need any other information, please ask.

Thanks in advance,
Eddie
February 23, 2010 5:58:04 AM

randommanofasia said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week

BUDGET RANGE: 2000 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Small Business Server

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: n/a

MONITOR RESOLUTION: n/a

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have no experience building servers and I'm not too sure where to start looking. I need some help deciding whats important and what to get. I have decent experience building personal rigs. The server will be used at a small business where most of the company files will be held. If you need any other information, please ask.

Thanks in advance,
Eddie



This largely depends on the environment the server will be serving.

Will you be running SBS 2003 or 2008?

How many users are regularly in the environment?

What kind of files will the server be primarily storing?

Are any other servers currently present in the network?

A lot more information would be needed, and a lot depends on various things. Can you give us some more info?
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February 23, 2010 4:14:11 PM

^ indeed

If you're going to be running linux on it you should also take into account hardware compatibility. Make sure have a backup strategy as you never know when disaster will strike. Too many admins simply say "I don't plan to have a disaster" when they consider their disaster recovery plan.
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February 23, 2010 7:32:17 PM

Lan said:
This largely depends on the environment the server will be serving.

Will you be running SBS 2003 or 2008?

How many users are regularly in the environment?

What kind of files will the server be primarily storing?

Are any other servers currently present in the network?

A lot more information would be needed, and a lot depends on various things. Can you give us some more info?


Will you be running SBS 2003 or 2008?

SBS 2008

How many users are regularly in the environment?

Around 5 or 6

What kind of files will the server be primarily storing?

Company data files and records, for example, customer information, addresses, and order records.

Are any other servers currently present in the network?

Yes, the old server which this one should replace.

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^ indeed

If you're going to be running linux on it you should also take into account hardware compatibility. Make sure have a backup strategy as you never know when disaster will strike. Too many admins simply say "I don't plan to have a disaster" when they consider their disaster recovery plan.


What kind of backup strategy do you recommend?

Thanks in advance,
Eddie
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February 26, 2010 6:20:29 AM

I am in the same situation as op, will be on 24hrs, 365 days a year, budget 2500usd. Just worried that intel ssd wont have trim support and is not sas quality? Also the memory is not ecc!! If op wants i can start my own thread, I do not mean to hijack thread!

Processor- Intel Core i7-960 $589.99
Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R $209.99
Memory- OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 $159.99
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 $159.99
Graphics n/a
Storage- Intel X25-M G2 160GB $499.00
2TB Caviar Black $289.99
2TB Caviar Black $289.99
Audio- n/a
Power supply- Corsair HX750W $149.99
Case- Corsair's Obsidian 800D $280.99

Thanks for the feedback!
Joe
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February 26, 2010 2:18:16 PM

Come on, no opinions at all?
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