Generic linux server build

I'm building a linux server, running software raid 1 and perhaps encryption.

I have the other parts, but still need mobo, cpu and memory. I want at least 4 GB ram.

I will be using it on generic server tasks, maybe running tomcat etc.. Also I need to be able to stream HD video and want as fast file i/o performance as possible. Low power consumption would be nice as the server will be on 24/7.

What would you recommend for this kind of setup?

Budget $300-500
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  1. what parts do you have
  2. ASUS M4A78LT-M AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard 69.99

    G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) 79.99

    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor 229.99

  3. Thanks for the recommendations..

    I have the rest of the parts I need: case, PSU and 2 x Western Digital 2 TB WD20EARS harddrives..
  4. good luck should be a fast server
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