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Old 09-09-2006, 10:04 AM   #1
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alright guys i wanted to get a server just for my family so we could back up our pcs and just possibly share files


now here is the server i am buying

2xSocket 603 Xeon-Foster core/1.7Ghz/400Mhz FSB/256k L2 Cache
Tyan S2603 Motherboard (HP X4000 systemboard) Intel I860 chipset/on-board sound/2 USB ports/
768MB Rambus
Atlas 10K II 16GB SCSI HDD
Atlas 10K II 36GB SCSI HDD
BFG Nvidia 6800 256MB Graphics Card DVI and VGA
Lite-On DVD-RW 16x
Windows XP Professional cd with license


all for $450, now i will proably hadd more ram and hard disk but just to start off what do you guys think ?
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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there is a cheaper way to go

is you family all in one house, if so...

buy an external hard drive

and you can share files if you set up on a router, im too busy to tell you how but u can just look on google
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:27 PM   #3
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Originally posted by REDCELL1@Sep 9 2006, 10:04 AM
alright guys i wanted to get* a server just for my family so we could back up our pcs and just possibly share files


now here is the server i am buying

2xSocket 603 Xeon-Foster core/1.7Ghz/400Mhz FSB/256k L2 Cache
Tyan S2603 Motherboard (HP X4000 systemboard) Intel I860 chipset/on-board sound/2 USB ports/
768MB Rambus
Atlas 10K II 16GB SCSI HDD
Atlas 10K II 36GB SCSI HDD
BFG Nvidia 6800 256MB Graphics Card DVI and VGA
Lite-On DVD-RW 16x
Windows XP Professional cd with license


all for $450, now i will proably hadd more ram and hard disk but just to start off what do you guys think ?
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I suggest going with no video card for a server, not needed. Also, go with fedora core, I believe it's free, or much cheaper than XPPRO. Maybe get a 150GB raptor instead too? Just my ideas.
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or just sell the vid card when you get it :P
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:39 PM   #5
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yeah ill just sell the video card becuase its a server and not my gaming rig

and xp pro ill change that too, also bigger Hds

but aside from that is that a good buy for $450 ?
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Originally posted by REDCELL1@Sep 9 2006, 12:39 PM
yeah ill just sell the video card becuase its a server and not my gaming rig

and xp pro ill change that too, also bigger Hds

but aside from that is that a good buy for $450 ?
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You're better off just not getting it. but anyhow. Using the money you save from XP, get bigger HDDs
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