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Old 29th November 2003, 11:22   #1
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i need some advice, i'm planning to buy a new computer. I'm planning for using it in my home network, as a email server, webserver and all that ****

Ofcourse i will hook it up with 526Ram and 160Gb HD.

But which is the best processor/mobo to run such a server.


So should i take a p4 or a barton or something else to run 24/7
 
Old 29th November 2003, 11:28   #2
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Most bang for the buck: nForce2/Athlon XP Tbred B CPU
Most Power for the buck: nForce3/Athlon 64

in case everything is left running at default

in my humble opinion
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and if you want some overclocking

p4, on stock speeds it's not super fast, but almost every 2.6/2.6 C makes it to more then 3.2 GHz. And then it's fast
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If you will really only use it for email/file/webserver, you don't need a fast computer, but a good NIC and storage system.

A cheap, linux compatible amd mobo with a xp2000+ should be more than enough. Tip: sis linux support is unexisting, nvidia support is mediocre and via support is good.
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Webserver: is he gonna serve dynamic (php?) pages with DB backend?

I think a simple VIAbased motherboard with a XP2000/D1600 will serve all your needs.. And I would go RAID1 (mirror)..

(I'm using a P2 350, 512MB RAM, RAID1 40GB array, and it serves all my needs..)
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