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#1 audioAl

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:41 AM

It is my understanding I can build any configuration and use it as a server. A client requested I build a server with 8 hard drives all about 800 gig drives, can anyone help me choose the best case and mainboard?
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:30 AM

It's a bit pricey but this damn good.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:27 AM

That is a bit of Overkill. I'd like to keep the budget under$ 1,050 so I can make money too. The client has his own encryption software, I'll need to buy Windows Server 2010 and the rest of the parts. Thanks for the reply though. Al
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:27 AM

So you just want a case and a server motherboard? For the case you want something roomy and that accommodate 8 hard drives.

Edited by killerx525, 11 March 2011 - 08:27 AM.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:51 AM

Well, I will have to use a good power supply, Intel quad core processor and yes a coolmaster case that will hold the eight hard drives.Also several quiet fans. Probably an after market processor cooling fan as well.
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:42 PM

Do you mean Server 2008??? I haven't seen anything regarding a 2010 release for server other than the add-on server products like Exchange. Be care when using desktop parts to build a machine to host Server 2008. Many of these were not designed with server support in mind so finding drivers may be difficult or impossible. Also certain chipsets may not even work with Server 2008. I recently was setting up a test server on a 64 bit system. It seemed installed fine but network access could not be achieved regardless of drivers updates or add-in cards even though it appeared fine in the device manager.

So don't do the bone head move I did and check to be sure your parts are compatable before you buy. You can check them here:
http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:39 AM

Thanks Batboy, I will proceed with caution now. I've never built a server and it will need network capability, Cheers! Al
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:02 AM

Good Luck!

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