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Amd Phenom II 1045T for home server?

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June 24, 2012 3:44:02 PM

I am currently updating my home server. I have set my budget for under $300. I built a rig on Microcenters website which includes a Amd Phenom II 1045T ($99) and a Asus M5A97 motherboard ($44 with purchase of Amd CPU) 8 GB DDR3 Corsair 1333 MHz RAM (or Corsair 1600 MHz RAM I don't know if it's worth the extra $10?) diablotek EVO case ($39.99) and a Inland ILG 400 watt ($22 PSU). Main reason I'm going through microcenter is because they have a local store to me. So my main question is, Is the CPU a good choice? I will be using windows home server 2011. It will be used to back up 5 computers/ file access and remote connected. Microcenter also has a and FX 6100 for $119. Would have be a better CPU to get for $20 more? The grand total is $261 with tax (I already have the hard drives and OS).
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June 24, 2012 3:54:00 PM

for a home server (and most benchmarks) you won't see any difference between the phenom II x6 and FX-6.

I would also get the cheaper RAM, you won't see a real world difference between the 1333 & 1600mhz RAM in a server.

I would get a better PSU though, antec's basiq is fine for a non-gaming PC

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

or off newegg for the same price, antec's slightly better VP450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for slightly more money, seasonic 300w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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June 24, 2012 5:01:46 PM

I'd say stick with the 1045T...its also a 95W CPU, and shud perform similar to the FX. Save the $20:) 
U cud probably even try experimenting with undervolting at stock clocks if u have time, it can save u some small amount of power:)  The artic ice sheets are melting at an alarming rate it seems:D 
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