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Old 08-01-09, 09:49 PM   #13
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currently I use a home build AMD Phenon 9550 Quad, and server portion is mostly for storage.

Other uses include:
FTP server
torrent client
video render

it runs Server 2008 Enterprise OS from technet
Sounds good. Thanks for the info. I don't know anything when it comes to dealing with servers but I am starting to dabble into it. Will probably build my own soon and get Technet as well.

As far as the server O/S, how different is it? Is there a tough learning curve to it, if any at all?
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Old 08-01-09, 09:50 PM   #14
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the point of running Windows Home Server is being able to host all your videos, pictures, and other things so you can stream them on to your mobile device or other computers thru a nice interface.

Its pretty nice. I had one setup for a short while.

I just run windows server 2008 on my server now.

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Old 08-01-09, 09:53 PM   #15
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oh and sometimes, i also host dedicated game servers as well.
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nekro, that sounds like a decent buy if you aren't going to do anything real straining. Just remember that you are looking at a single-core Atom CPU.
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Old 08-01-09, 11:39 PM   #17
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You could probably build a better system for the same price as that Acer.

I'd at least get a dual core Atom.
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Old 08-01-09, 11:46 PM   #18
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Ya, I would definitely recommend building one. Why not? Especially for anyone on this forum who easily can.
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Old 08-02-09, 11:06 AM   #19
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I wouldn't build a fileserver without ECC RAM.

Of course there are no chipsets available for Atom that support ECC

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Old 08-02-09, 11:52 AM   #20
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Actually a single core atom would probably be more than enough for a home server if all you want is to stream media and storage.

I am using my p5e deluxe and a e8400 with 4 gigs of ram which are way over kill. I do have a 10 man cod4 server that I run sometimes for matches. I am also using over 1 tb and almost out of space so I need to rebuild.

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But I'm going for a nice 24 HDD slot 19" rack later this year, starting with 20TB (around 16 disks).
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