Building a Server @ Home or Work

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Hustle910, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    If you have a Server @ Home or Work, did you prefer to build it yourself or buy it from a company such as Dell.
     
  2. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Definitely prefer to build myself. I built my home server with parts bought from newegg:
    - Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3
    - Intel Core i7-950 quad core 3.06GHz
    - 24GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1333
    - Adaptec 1430SA HostRAID (got this on ebay, works better than Intel Matrix RAID)
    - 2x WD2500YD and 2x WD1001FALS


    At work, I'll typically build something based on a SuperMicro rack server.
     
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  3. Bosh

    Bosh MDL Developer

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    For work I think it's better to buy it from a company. I would built it if it was for home using an AMD Fusion APU, it's perfect for home, besides, you can turn it into your home media player also :D
     
  4. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    #4 Hustle910, Feb 16, 2011
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    What OS do you recommend for a home server?
     
  5. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Always cheaper to build and the recommended OS is Windows Home Server :D or Linux.
     
  6. livinginswva

    livinginswva MDL Member

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    i built my own whs for home use. using an athlon 2 dual core, 2 gb ram, 1 tb. drive with a second drive to back it up. using whs 2011 rc until the rtm comes out.
     
  7. confabulator

    confabulator MDL Novice

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    i love using xampp dynamic ed off a thumb
     
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