Small business server Tags: Homebuilt Storage Management Servers Systems Last response: March 31, 2012 7:17 AM in Systems Share brianmz March 23, 2012 12:21:16 AM Hey, I need to build a small business server, for my mother's company, the current requirements are: Manage data transfer from 5 points and should be powerful enough to handle more computers accessing the server, mainly data transfer, stuff like, sales, inventory storage management and what not. So, what I'm not sure about, what parts to buy to make a decent server that can handle those tasks and some growth, since I'm currently running the server of VM from my pc lol. Any input would be appreciated. More about : small business server Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system March 23, 2012 2:57:35 AM AMD FX 8120 8 core processor UNDERclock the processor to around 2.2 - 2.4 GHz and drop the voltage until it becomes unstable [ then add a touch more ] MB with a 970 series chipset 16 gig of RAM very basic graphics card Hard drives as required . m 0 l brianmz March 31, 2012 4:29:48 AM Ok, sounds good, this is also another requirement i failed to add: Everything should run off this server as well: Exchange, core business data, etc. It has to run 100% of the time if possible with minimal down time. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system March 31, 2012 7:17:36 AM I dont believe any particular brand has noticeably better reliability. Just set up drives in RAID 1 for data redundancy , and you should be fine . Critcal data also needs to be stored offsite of course. Cloud services abound . m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSmall Business Server Build Forum SolvedNeed help with choosing a small business server. Forum Windows Server 2008 R2 and connecting a small business network Forum Gaming Cafe; Small Business; Building A Server Forum SolvedLooking to setup a small business server Forum SolvedSmall Business Server 2008 Security / Group Policy Forum SolvedSmall Business Upgrading Server, Will This Be Suffice? Forum SolvedSmall Business Server Forum Windows server build for small business Forum SolvedBuild Advice: Small Business Data Server Forum SolvedSmall Business Server Advice Forum Help deciding on a small business server build Forum SolvedBuilding a Small Business Server Forum SolvedHelp Building a Small Business Server Forum SolvedLooking to set up some kind of home/small business server Forum SolvedWhat CPU For a home/small business server Forum SolvedSmall Business Server Forum SolvedSmall Business Server (THIS IS FOR BUSINESS USE) Forum SolvedAdvice on getting server for small business Forum Solved$3000 Small Business Server Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !