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Low-power home server

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January 13, 2011 9:26:02 PM

Hello,
I am looking to build a low-power and CHEAP home server. It will act as network storage and let my printer sit on the home network so will be always on. I would also like it to be usable for typical office work and hopefully be able to play HD movies as I might potentially end up using it as a HTPC if I buy a TV for the basement. Any recommendations for hardware? Thanks a lot.

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January 14, 2011 12:54:30 AM

Go with AMD Athlon X4 and 880G chipset. They run cool and efficient. You can even extend the server to run SQL/Web/VMs without any hiccups which is what I'm doing.
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May 11, 2011 12:02:48 AM

Hello alikum,

Whould you mind sharing what components (motherboard, video, ram, HD) you used for your server build that is capable of running SQL/Web/VMs on AMD Athlon X4. I tried to put together a server to run 2008 R2 using Intel chipset, however, it turned out to be too expensive. Do you remember approximately how much you spend on this server?

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