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MSI 880GMA-E45 freenas

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January 18, 2011 1:23:54 PM

Building my first FreeNAS box. This mother board/memory combo goes on sale at Newegg later today:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 880GMA-E45

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT


Any reason this won't work with FreeNAS? What would be an appropriate CPU to use? Am expecting to go with ZFS and Raidx.

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January 18, 2011 1:57:58 PM

My bad-RaidZ.
Letters have always confused me.
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February 2, 2011 1:43:48 AM

I bought that one too. It runs Linux w/out difficulty except for poor reporting of CPU temps. But if you're not overclocking, that's not so important. If it won't run FreeNAS/BSD, you could always run Linux.

Just serving files? Any processor that will fit an AM3 socket should be more than sufficient. If you want to run something like a DLNA server that will transcode on the fly, you might need a little more horsepower. If you transcode video to a format that mets the need of your client device, then it's just serving files.
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