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Starting a new server build for a friend


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This will be a multi-purpose server, mostly back up and media streaming.

It will reside with their other media equipment. They choose this case, in white;

http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/phenom-mini-itx/

I am still leaning toward this board. It is overkill, but it has lots of SATA, USB3 and IPMI;

http://www.asrock.com/server/overview.asp?Model=E3C226D2I

He wants a XEON, thinks he may run VMware in the future;

http://ark.intel.com/products/75461/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1225-v3-8M-Cache-3_20-GHz

8 or 16GB of memory depending on OS

OS drive;

http://poweredbymushkin.com/index.php/component/djcatalog2/item?id=661:7mm-chronos-deluxe-240gb&cid=9:chronos-deluxe

Two 3TB drives mirrored for the backups of PC's in the house;

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-771442.pdf

Two 3TB drives mirrored for media streaming;

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/desktop-hdd-data-sheet-ds1770-1-1212us.pdf

Plan to mirror the drives in the OS.

 

Thoughts or suggestions, please post.

 

 

 

 

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