New Server Hardware Recommendations?
kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Wed Feb 18 18:02:40 MST 2009
I spec'd out a few things on Newegg - would love any feedback anyone
ASUS V3-M2NC61P AMD Socket AM2+ / AM2 NVIDIA MCP61P 2-Tone Barebone
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core
Processor Model ADO5000DOBOX
Hard Drives: (2x)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual
Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5
$373.96 (aka el-cheapo)
This machine will be used as a simple home server: hosts a few light
traffic domains, handles mail for said domains, does some offsite
backup for some work projects, etc. Does not need to be super-duper
anything. Runs headless.
On Feb 18, 2009, at 5:40 PM, Kimball Larsen wrote:
> So, my elderly (4+ years old) home server is banging on death's
> door, so I need to figger out what to use to replace it.
> It's been a while (uhm, 4+ years) since I've had the pleasure of
> trying to build out my own linux box rather than buying something
> pre-configured for windows and just slapping linux on it. So, I've
> got some questions:
> What processor family will offer the best bang for the buck? Should
> I go with an AMD or an Intel? What are the advantages of Phenom vs
> Athalon vs Opteron? Do various flavors of linux like one processor
> family more than another?
> How's about motherboards? I assume that after I pick a CPU, I
> should mate it with a well-supported motherboard. Any that you can
> recommend as having solid linux support for all their doo-dads?
> I prefer to make this thing be as small as possible (think media
> center pc sized), but have space for a typical ATX case if need be.
> - Kimball
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