Budget AMD Home Server

Need the cheapest, best PC that will fit these requirements:
1) Stream movies (using PS3 Media Server and Air Video...they both use CPU/RAM and don't need vid card)
2) Sometimes run Minecraft or Terraria servers (again, CPU/RAM dependent. don't need discrete graphics)


Case

HDD

MOBO

RAM

CPU

I don't think I need a video card at this time, so no biggie in that respect.
I do need a power supply, but I'll be darned if I can figure out how much wattage I'd need. lol Anyone?
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  1. It won't let me edit for some reason...but here's the final version lol...
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    Need the cheapest, best PC that will fit these requirements:
    1) Stream movies (using PS3 Media Server and Air Video...they both use CPU/RAM and don't need vid card)
    2) Sometimes run Minecraft or Terraria servers (again, CPU/RAM dependent. don't need discrete graphics)


    Case: GIGABYTE GZ-F5HEB
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
    MOBO: Foxconn A9DA AM3 AMD 890GX
    RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz

    I don't think I need a video card at this time, so no biggie in that respect. I do need a power supply, but I'll be darned if I can figure out how much wattage I'd need. lol Anyone?

    P.S.--before you ask, no, the game servers will not be massive public servers hosting dozens of players, etc., etc. lol
  2. whats ur maximum budget and do u need a wireless card+tvtuner?
  3. iceclock said:
    whats ur maximum budget and do u need a wireless card+tvtuner?


    I'm trying to keep it under $400. I don't need a wireless card or tvtuner at this time, no.
  4. do u need blueray?
  5. iceclock said:
    do u need blueray?


    Nope. Nor do I need any of the other peripherals (keyboard, mouse, monitor, dvd-rom, etc.) or software (already have OS).
  6. do u care about upgrade paths or just want a system with a good integrated gpu?
  7. iceclock said:
    do u care about upgrade paths or just want a system with a good integrated gpu?


    Thanks for the attention man! Yes, I do care about upgrade paths, but not at the expense of the present day. IOW, if the question is "less power now, but better future upgrade potential" or "more power now, but less future upgrade potential" then I would choose the second option.
  8. alright.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Aikz
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Aikz/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Aikz/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M/CSM Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $395.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 13:34 EST-0500)

    415$ total. if 15$ extra is ok. for quality ps and case.
  9. iceclock said:
    alright.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Aikz
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Aikz/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Aikz/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M/CSM Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $395.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 13:34 EST-0500)

    415$ total. if 15$ extra is ok. for quality ps and case.


    Thanks for the assistance! This doesn't factor in shipping though, I presume? Will probably get a cheapy case and push for another 8gb of RAM. Even running it on linux, a Minecraft server will easily blow through 8gb of RAM with a couple players on.
  10. yes it does.

    hmm let me see.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Aiqc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Aiqc/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Aiqc/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M/CSM Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $375.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 13:45 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $395.92
    Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
    Total: $375.92
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