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$1,500.00 Server vs PC server


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#1 jonspc

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 07:24 PM

Current rig to use as server:

 

AMD - 8350 FX 8-core water-cooled 

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Ultra 

32 GB HyperX  1866 DDR3 Ram 

Samsung 960 EVO M.2 1 TB 3,000 mbps read / 2,000 mbps write

Samsung 500 GB EVO SSD 

2 x 6 TB Toshiba Drives 

Decent power supply 

Decent video card

 

Or just buy a server?  Never done this.  Have no idea what to buy.  Should I build or purchase?  For reference how would the above compare to this:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA68F54D4083


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#2 shadow_647

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:57 PM

You shoure you want the AMD cpu, i know thier cheap but their weak cpus too, At best a FX quad core cpu maxed out is about on par with a intel 775 quad core cpu maxed out in mhz last i looked in to it.

If you want AMD and you don't mind waiting a bit i would say wait for AMD ryzen, that should rock the boat prices wise all over the place and its coming soon.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:07 AM

Here is a nice article that will make you ask the right questions. Like what do you want to host on it?

Once you have asked your self the right basic questions then it may be easyier to anwser. It's a helpfull article and just basic to then get to the next step.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/251993/how_to_choose_a_server_for_your_small_business.html

 

Shadow is right the amd is no where near as good as intel that's my opinion to.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:25 AM

Servers can be pricy and really ignore these folks on hardware as i have seen people make great servers from old PC's, they just popped a linux distro like https://www.centos.org/ and made them work great :D


You know you want me baby!

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:01 AM

True, and i don't have a problem with the AMD FX AM3+ 8 core, its cheap for what you get as long as you know what your getting in to and know as well that theirs no upgrade path with the AM3+ socket cpu wise but if i were to make a AMD 8 core with piles of hdd space and ram i would do this, assuming US dalliers.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor  ($147.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($228.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($96.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card  ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill B2 SPIRIT ATX Full Tower Case  ($153.08 @ Jet)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer  ($16.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1480.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 05:59 EST-0500



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:23 PM

I think it depends on what your going to host no point having an old pc if the server is to host a modern game for instance that will be intensive and have a few players connecting. If it's to host 1 web site an old pc may do just fine unless it gets very very busy. 






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