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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:

NORCO RPC-430 Black 4U Rackmount Server Case
Looks as though it will not be too long like most server cases.

BIOSTAR TForce TF720 A2+ AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 720a ATX AMD Motherboard
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.

AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman 2.1GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor
Now this is triple core, so I am hoping that LMCE will utilize all cores? Would this be correct?

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?

OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
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

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,


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