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Designing a new Core-Only box, please review and comment
« on: April 23, 2009, 03:14:23 pm »
Hi, All,

Well I have decided to create a core only server, and I have been on newegg and put together a list.

I would welcome any input on my choices. I will add questions to each item.

And here we go:

Case:
NORCO RPC-430 Black 4U Rackmount Server Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219029
Looks as though it will not be too long like most server cases.

Motherboard:
BIOSTAR TForce TF720 A2+ AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 720a ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138117
This has the Realtek 8111C gigabit ethernet on board, so I will most likely need the Realtek fix from the wiki.
This will be the Internet facing NIC.

CPU:
AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman 2.1GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103283
Now this is triple core, so I am hoping that LMCE will utilize all cores? Would this be correct?

CPU/Cooling:
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
This is recommended for Quad core. It looks as though it will be fine for triple core. Any thoughts?

Memory:
OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227364
I know 4G is overkill, but I do plan on having 5 MD's. So I am not sure how that reflects on memory usage. Any thoughts?

Standard DVD-ROM:
LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-08
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106275

That would be it. I will be using my existing Gigabit Ethernet card for the Internal network. I will be using my existing storage, and tuner cards.

Please review the hardware, and if you know anything that may arise, a problem with some random chipset let me know. If all is coll, let me know, I will add the stuff to my cart.

Thanks again,

Regards,

Seth
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