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Odd question.. about an upgrade to a server..


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#1 Dont know it all

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:12 PM

Okay... wanted to get some feedback from people that are photographers OR are running a server to do onsite sales etc...

I have acquired a server (rack mount).

The Board: Intel Corporation D865GLC AAC28906-408 - *Micro-ATX* Intel P4 2.8 ghz... 4gb of ram.. but has latency issues. Clearly a hardware issue so wondering what would be a good budget upgrade. I3 or I5. An I7 would be great if I could find a 1st gen really inexpensive (ie. board and cpu) but haven't really found anything out there. The reason I want the I3 or I5 is that I will be doing video editing in the field so dual core is out considering I will be running a program called 5 minute photo which is used to sell pictures onside. Any ideas?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

What is your budget?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:24 PM

Budget isn't an issue - but would prefer to keep it as inexpensive as possible.

Simply put I am looking for a motherboard/CPU combination in micro-atx form. If someone has a link to purchase these items as a "group" package then great.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:33 PM

Budget is to an issue I can build you a machine that can cost 15000 dollars.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:02 PM

READ my first email instead of just throwing bs out there.

Budget isn't an issue - but would prefer to keep it as inexpensive as possible. FOR WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:08 PM

I do not know what you consider inexpensive so a budget of what you want to spend is needed before we can proceed. In your first post, you say nothing about a budget with a figure. A Core i7 can run you 1000 dollars just the processor alone. So yes a budget of maximum you want to spend is crucial in system building.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:17 AM

2nd gen i series processor are cheaper now and much faster then the 1st gen.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:46 PM

Thank you Killer, I appreciate your response.

To others: As I stated I prefer people to put out some upgrades and if they have links to prices so be it. Not sit here and "try to build" me a system. I asked for a motherboard cpu combo i3/i5. I appreciate folks staying on topic.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:30 AM

CPU: Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz

Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1.Sniper LGA 1366 Intel X58

The i7 990X is a 1st gen i series processor but it has 6 cores and it is mighty powerful. You could wait for the 2011 socket i series processor to come out which features the new 6 core 2nd gen processor.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:09 AM

Going from a P4 to a new I3 or I5 or I7 is pretty much a new system. There are a few things to take into consideration when upgrading to a newer socket and they are as follows:

1) Processor

2) RAM I doubt your old ram will work in a new motherboard. LGA775's worked on DDR or DDR2 RAM. Most newer boards require DDR3.

3) Hard Drives most new boards comes with SATA Only, so if your LGA775 has only IDE Slots you will need a new drive.

4) CD-ROM Support see number 3.

5) Case and Power Supplies.

6) Operating System what version of Windows / Unix / Linux will you be using, will it be 32 bit or 64bit this answer will of course affect the number 2 criteria.


As an IT professional with over 10 years of experience the first thing that needs to be addressed is your budget and what YOU can afford not the people you are asking to upgrade your system.

The above processor is a 1000 bucks, a motherboard that will be compatible with it will run you anywhere from 200 to 600 bucks. The RAM will be upwards of 400 depending on the RAM supported by the motherboard. That right there is 2000 dollars worth. With all the above into consideration you could be looking at spending nearly 3500 dollars all dependent on the OS. Open Source will probably cut that back to about 3000 and some change, but the over lying issue is YOUR BUDGET not mine, and not anyone elses who recommend you a system. So please take what I say into high consideration.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:30 AM

Isn't this a rack mount server not a normal case?

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