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June 8, 2011 8:41:05 PM

Hello Everyone,
I would like to set up a Live Streaming site and would like the advice from the community experts on how I should build out my server. The way I see it, from an economic money saving perspective, the site will consist of several components residing on one physical server. And they are:
1. Red5 Flash Streaming Server
2.FFMPEG for transcoding of video content
3. Drupal CMS with various modules
4. the website

I've already bought a 3U chassis with 16 hard drive trays but would welcome some input as to what specific components I should use.

Thanks in Advance,
Mo314
June 13, 2011 6:45:58 PM

So no one here would be able to provide some input as to what mother board, CPU, Memory, Raid Cards, SATA Hard Drives, etc...???
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June 13, 2011 8:24:54 PM

How much were you wanting to spend on this server ?
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June 13, 2011 9:00:50 PM

I would like to keep within the 2K range if possible.
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June 13, 2011 9:45:56 PM

Ok, here is a good build:

MotherBoard - ASUS Z8PE-D12X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $409.99

CPU - Intel Xeon E5620 Westmere 2.4GHz X2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $779.98

RAM - Crucial 24GB (3 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $484.99

Hard Drives - Seagate Barracuda X3 6TB Total Space http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $329.97

Extra stuff needed - BYTECC 18" Serial ATA-150/300 Cable X3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... About $8


Totals about - $2009 Could save a lot if you think one processor would be enough, will you need more HDD space ? Does that seem like enough RAM ?
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June 13, 2011 9:56:58 PM

A dual proc motherboard is definitely needed and was thinking of using AMD proc's instead of Zeon. User's will be uploading video content to the website so will need enough memory and processing power to handle the encoding of media content. So the question is which motherboard would you recommend that will support AMD 4/6 core processors??

I was told that the Seagate Constellation series are enterprise class drives to use in this case so will be using 1TB drives instead as they run about 120 each from New Egg.
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June 15, 2011 2:32:41 PM

Here is an updated build:

CPU - AMD Opteron 4184 Lisbon 2.8GHz X2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $600

Motherboard - TYAN S8010WGM2NR Socket C32 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $359

The Seagate Constellations are only recommended as enterprise drives as they have more space (3 TB) and use slightly less power, which only really makes a difference if your running a lot of the drives, I would stick to the Barracudas I picked, they will do fine.

The total price now is about $1770

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June 28, 2011 8:48:14 PM

This is what I finally decided to go with:

1 x ($259.99) CPU AMD|OPT X8 6128 2.0G G34 RT
$259.99

3 x ($58.99) MEM 4G|KST KVR1333D3E9S/4G R
$176.97

4 x ($114.99) HDD 1T|SEAGATE ST31000524NS % - OEM
$459.96

1 x ($479.99) SERVER_MB TYAN|S8230GM4NR R
$479.99

Once I get the parts in and put it all together, will post pictures...


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June 29, 2011 11:05:39 PM

May be a tad late but I recently built a VERY solid Enterprise server...at a MUCH better price than that:

Intel SC5400BRP Chassis
Intel Xeon 5150 2.66GHz (x2)
Intel S5000PSLSATA
Intel AXX6DRV3GEXP HDD Cage/Backplane
Intel AXX4DRV3GEXP HDD Cage/Backplane
Intel RS2WC080 RAID controller
Seagate 1.5TB RAID 5 Array
Windows Server 2008 R2 HyperV
Seagate 500 ES Boot HDD
4GB Kingston 667MHz Server memory

PM me for more details or if you are interested in purchasing this server (minus drives)
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June 29, 2011 11:49:04 PM

Thanks Puttsy but I've already ordered the parts. They should arrive by Friday. Will post pics of the final build.
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