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Pls Check my specs for my WHS 2011 Build

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January 26, 2012 10:46:22 PM
January 27, 2012 6:34:32 PM

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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.
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January 27, 2012 7:50:20 PM

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?
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January 27, 2012 7:56:40 PM

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!
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January 27, 2012 7:57:20 PM

also get rid of the case fans.
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January 27, 2012 8:13:59 PM

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=N82E168... - $79.99
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $79.99

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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.
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January 28, 2012 12:34:41 AM

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???
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January 28, 2012 12:48:37 AM

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!
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January 28, 2012 8:35:37 AM

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=N82E168...

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