Live Streaming Server Build

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,
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  1. So no one here would be able to provide some input as to what mother board, CPU, Memory, Raid Cards, SATA Hard Drives, etc...???
  2. How much were you wanting to spend on this server ?
  3. I would like to keep within the 2K range if possible.
  4. Ok, here is a good build:

    MotherBoard - ASUS Z8PE-D12X $409.99

    CPU - Intel Xeon E5620 Westmere 2.4GHz X2 $779.98

    RAM - Crucial 24GB (3 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $484.99

    Hard Drives - Seagate Barracuda X3 6TB Total Space $329.97

    Extra stuff needed - BYTECC 18" Serial ATA-150/300 Cable X3 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 ?
  5. 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.
  6. Here is an updated build:

    CPU - AMD Opteron 4184 Lisbon 2.8GHz X2 $600

    Motherboard - TYAN S8010WGM2NR Socket C32 $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
  7. This is what I finally decided to go with:

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

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

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

    1 x ($479.99) SERVER_MB TYAN|S8230GM4NR R

    Once I get the parts in and put it all together, will post pictures...
  8. May be a tad late but I recently built a VERY solid Enterprise 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)
  9. 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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