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jcarney1987

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Hi every one!

 

Here in a month or 2 I might be build servers and colocating them with tcadmin installed.

 

I can build good stable desktops but I'm really not sure what kind of server boards brands I should choose. But this is something what I am looking at getting

 

Harper town processor

asus server motherboard w/integrated graphics

16GB of Ram ECC Fully Buffered

2x 10/10/1000mb NIC

350-550 power supply

 

since i'm hosting my server probably going to be up 24/7 except when no in use so the fan I'm not sure how many rpm I should get. I need fans that cool good but last long without failure.

 

How long should I test a server before I colocate it?

 

What are you opinions on building this server. What should I modify? Also I need a bandwidth monitor that can monitor each application.

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When it comes to servers its hard to say.

 

If you want single processor MB'S just get a high end desktop board. Asus is the best.

 

 

If you want dual cpu MB go for a tyan if you can you cant beat them

 

As for ram i wouldnt go for more then 8 GIG if you are running Valve games

 

If you are running COD4 and games like that then 16 GIG yah sure if you can afford it..

 

 

As for PSU 550 for x1 dual quad, x2 quad core 750 or more

 

You net cards are great

 

 

Thats my 2c worth

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Thanks for the reply but here is what I am thinking about putting together.

 

Intel Xeon E5405 Harpertown 2.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 771 80W Quad-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117151

 

TYAN S5375G2NR-1U Dual LGA 771 Intel 5100 CEB Server Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813151174

 

NORCO RPC-1104 1U Rackmount Server Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219028

 

Something like this for starters

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