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Budget Small Business Server

pwr_90

37 months ago

I am looking at building a server to handle our small business. It will need to support 4 networked PC's, network printing, file storage and offsite access from staff working out of the office. I am looking at pairing this with Windows Server 2016, and would appreciate any advice / comments. Cheers.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $332.35 @ PB Technologies
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 300 55.5 CFM CPU Cooler $37.83 @ PC Force
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X150-PLUS WS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $273.27 @ Ascent Technology
Memory Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $56.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Storage Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $65.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $76.63 @ PC Force
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $87.99 @ PB Technologies
Power Supply Deepcool 400W ATX Power Supply $75.00 @ PB Technologies
Optical Drive LG GH24NSD1 DVD/CD Writer $27.83 @ Aquila Technology
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1031.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-09 16:37 NZDT+1300

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

(Assuming you live in America) Are you sure you need that powerful of a CPU? Unless you're doing relatively heavy tasks, an i3-6100 should fit it nicely and even that could be a bit too powerful. This also means you don't need a CPU cooler. For the love of Christ why do you have a $300 mobo?? Should be able to snag a good one for $50-60. I don't think you should need the SSD, but if you want it go for it. Bit much on the case, but not bad. That's all you should need for a PSU.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I just went for items that had prices on them. I am located in New Zealand. Good to know regarding the CPU thank you, I will look at cheaper MBO options.

The priority is on speed, as the office staff are quite impatient when it comes to computer time, so I am trying to focus on creating a server that will run very quickly. That said, we will only be using it for basic office, outlook and chrome, although with many open windows at a time, and dual monitors.

I thought the SSD would help keep the speed up on the server, is that not the case?

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