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August 3, 2012 8:24:58 AM

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:o CZ 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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a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 8:59:21 AM

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=N82E168...
this may be a bit smaller but you know-
quality> quantity.
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 12:05:35 PM

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 .
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August 3, 2012 12:57:26 PM

For a good case, go for the fractal arc midi or the fractal define R4.
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a c 106 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 12:59:14 PM

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.
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August 3, 2012 4:52:47 PM

for the ssd, doesnt it say you need at least 160gb of space?
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 4, 2012 12:40:26 AM

^no,128GB is a sweet spot.
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August 14, 2012 3:29:38 AM

Best answer selected by radmanhs.
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