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Last response: in Systems
February 4, 2013 3:53:11 AM

Hello, going to do a first time server build and would like advice. Server will be used for network storage, backup, and media streaming.

Basics of the system as follows:

AMD Sempron 145 2.8GHz Socket AM3 Single-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819103888
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

Open Box: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813131795R
Return Policy: Open Box Refund Only Return Policy

G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231421
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

APEX TM-524 Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811154107
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Grand Total: $167.95

Any advice? I will try and unlock the second core on the sempron, so will probably get an aftermarket cooler. Also, any recommendations on server software? Was probably going to go FreeNas. Finally will add a USB 3.0 card because I have a 2.0 TB external that will be primary storage drive for time being. Will use either a 2 year old SSD I have for primary if it has TRIM or a left over 650 GB hard drive I have for the system drive. Thanks

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