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Windows Home Server Build

Last response: in Systems
May 14, 2010 5:05:10 PM

Can I get opinions about the quality/optimal compatibility of these components for my new Windows Home Server build ?

  • GIGABYTE GA-D510UD Intel Atom D510 BGA559 Intel NM10 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo
  • COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  • Diablotek DA Series PSDA500 500W ATX Power Supply
  • WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 3AMD2800-2G2K-R

    May 14, 2010 5:52:52 PM

    What are you going to run on the server?
    May 14, 2010 6:10:58 PM

    Sorry, I probably didn't emphasize it correctly. I am planning to install Windows Home Server on it in order to use the server as a networked backup store for other desktops/laptops we have.
    May 14, 2010 8:54:58 PM

    1. DROP THE CR@PPY DiabloTek PSU. Get a cheap OCZ unit which would be MUCH better in terms of quality. The last thing you want is a bad PSU killing your back ups.

    2. Everything else looks good. Just get a single 2GB RAM stick.

    3. I haven't used Home Server extensively, so I don't know how much CPU power it needs, but you may be better off with a cheap AMD CPU and board compared to an Atom.

    4. Again, depending on your skill level, consider running Linux distro (ie FreeNAS,etc).