Pls Check my specs for my WHS 2011 Build

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    All total it should be about $487.92. What do you guys think?


    You can definitely ditch the extra case fans - on a micro ATX build they will be pretty worthless.

    The thing is it does not take much to power a file / client server - but I would really hesitate to recommend a motherboard with a built-in CPU. If something goes wrong AMD won't replace it and they'll recommend you go through your motherboard manufacturer (who will recommend you go through AMD... :lol: ) but it would really help to buy the two items separately. The Llano isn't really made for file servers though - its' primary market is HTPCs. You can certainly use it for a file server but if you're going to have 10 - 20 clients logging onto it at all times you might want to look at getting something a bit more powerful - maybe switch to a tri-core Athlon X3 and run the video off the built-in on the motherboard.
  2. No, this is just for home use. 3-4 PCs + HTPC at one time MAX MAX MAX. Very low useage. What do you recommend in replace of this?
  3. One of those reviews from June 2011 says they couldn't get WHS 2011 to install with that board. How would I go about checking that before I purchase?
    THanks guys!
  4. also get rid of the case fans.
  5. eyal8r said:
    No, this is just for home use. 3-4 PCs + HTPC at one time MAX MAX MAX. Very low useage. What do you recommend in replace of this?


    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128458 - $79.99
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103911 - $79.99

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116398
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131716
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    better than what you have there xD


    Good selection but I don't think it's necessarily needed for a file server. You can get by with far less.

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    One of those reviews from June 2011 says they couldn't get WHS 2011 to install with that board. How would I go about checking that before I purchase?
    THanks guys!


    Probably the best way to check would be the official MSDEV forums and see what issues WHS 2011 has with certain boards.
  6. What's the differences in the processors you guys just picked out, and the one that's included in the board I picked? My big concern was Price, then performance. Keep in mind this is primarily for file backup/storage and media serving. I most likely won't be doing any media processing or intensive applications at all (those are done on my client pc's). However, if these are a TON better for just $40 more- than maybe I'll do that...

    Your thoughts???
  7. ok- looking over those 2 boards... neither have USB 3.0 ports, or an eSata port. Both those things I'm hoping to have for additional external HDD's in the future.

    Any other thoughts on this? I really appreciate the input!
  8. The motherboard/CPU combos are not reliable and you can;t go to AMD wioth probs. The processor I picked is an Intel SB, it will outperform the LLano and you won;t need graphics anyway. I don;t think you need USB 3.0. BAsically use this CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409

    and find a S1155 Micro-ATX board with whatevs specs you want.
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