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Is ths a good home server build?

i made up a list of parts i would like to use in a home server:

CPU:Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000

Motherboard:Foxconn H67S LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

RAM:G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Case:BitFenix Prodigy Arctic White / White Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

HDD:Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

SSD:OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-180G 2.5" 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

PSU:SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

OS:Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 64-bit OEM System Builder

Fan:BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-LPRO-23030G-RP 230mm Green LED Case Fan (green led because it looks cool through grills)


In the future i plan to maybe add a raid card and use 3-4 2tb hdd for storage. is there any ways i could cut corners? without loosing any features?

thanks
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    build is good,just get a better SSD.OCZ has highest failure rates.i would suggest this one-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
    this may be a bit smaller but you know-
    quality> quantity.
  2. hellfire24 said:
    build is good,just get a better SSD.OCZ has highest failure rates.i would suggest this one-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
    this may be a bit smaller but you know-
    quality> quantity.

    +1
  3. I would not use such a small case

    A server will need storage . Probably lots more than a single 500 gig hard drive over time .

    If you are streaming media from this and backing up to it the the cpu can be a cheaper pentium .
  4. For a good case, go for the fractal arc midi or the fractal define R4.
  5. You could halve that RAM at no real cost to performance. Though get 1600Mhz sticks.

    If you want to save money in the long run, buy high-capacity HDD's now. While it is true that HDD prices are pretty high, the wont be moving for a while. Buying 3TB for $150 is cheaper than buying a 2TB now for $120 then having to add another TB for $80 later.
  6. for the ssd, doesnt it say you need at least 160gb of space?
  7. ^no,128GB is a sweet spot.
  8. Best answer selected by radmanhs.
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