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I need help building a Server

SSSJDanny
  • 53 months ago

So I've built almost a dozen PC's and recently wanted to make a Server for me as well as my Parents Business.

My main question because I've never built a server before is, Is it just like building a standard/gaming PC but installing a Server OS?

  • Budget: $1,000 (I'm not sure if its enough or overkill) (Also I do have 4 New HDD's So that doesnt have to be part of the budget)

  • Use: Storage of Files. Important Documents and Movies So mostly likely weekly backups.

  • Operating System required: Will most likely get Windows Server 2012 since 2016 isn't out yet.

I would get a NAS but they seem overpriced and unreliable (when looking at reviews.)

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  • 53 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $124.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSH-LN4F-O $240.00
Memory Samsung DDR4-2133 16GB/2Gx72 ECC M391A2K43BB1-CPB $117.00
Storage Transcend SSD370 64GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $41.87 @ Mac Mall
Case Nanoxia NXDS4B MicroATX Mini Tower Case $80.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $673.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-21 02:33 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $95.38 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Avexir Budget Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $14.99 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Budget Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $14.99 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Budget Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $14.99 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Budget Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $14.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Antec 450W ATX Power Supply $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $310.18
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $300.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-21 19:27 EST-0500

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