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Are these configurations good enough to bulid File and eMail Server?

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August 23, 2013 6:04:50 AM

Hi, everyone! This is my first ever post on this site and first ever try to build a system, cause I'm barely new in this area of my life...

so, I'll need someone's help and opinion a.k.a advice...

First, I will tell you something about enviroment.. it's about small business, currently 25 WINDOWS users (posibillity for more in next 2-4 years) with currently one server... I want to build another one, but only as storage and eMail server which will endure for next 3-4 years, so I can disburden the current one... I did some research over the last 10 days to find solutions for hardware needs... Based on the enviroment, my needs and budget (1300-1700$) I want to know if I choose good enough components?

1. Motherboard: ASUS MB P9D WS OR Asus MB P9D-E/4L
2. Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1265L Processor OR Intel i7 4770S
3. Memory: 1x Kingston or Corsair DDR3 DIMM or UDIMM 1600Mhz 8GB
4. Rack Case: Supermicro SC523L-410B 2U Chassis OR Dynapower Heavy Duty Steel ATX 2U Advanced-level Rackmount Case
5. Cooler system (based on Rack Case)
6. 1x Optical device
7. Power Supply System 400-600 W
8. 2x HDD SATA 3.5 2TB
9. WIN 7 Pro

I'll need reccomendations for items No. 7 and 8 and, in generally, is this worth building or not for that money?

Please, feel free to write if someone has better solutions for my needs or you need further information...

Teach me, enlight me... :) 

Tnx for your time!

Have a nice day!

W@ckko
August 23, 2013 3:31:33 PM

I guess the first question I would have with this server is how many individual computers are going to be on this LAN? And do you want a rackmount server or a standalone tower? The tower will be easier to upgrade to handle more users than the rackmount server will be.
August 25, 2013 10:21:26 AM

g-unit1111 said:
I guess the first question I would have with this server is how many individual computers are going to be on this LAN? And do you want a rackmount server or a standalone tower? The tower will be easier to upgrade to handle more users than the rackmount server will be.


Hi, g-unit1111, and tnx for your reply!

The answer on your first question is 25 individual PCs in LAN and I would prefer rackmount case...
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