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Build Advice Budget Server

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by psychoti, 20 May 2012.

  1. psychoti

    psychoti New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I am just about to start building a budget server for a friend's small business.
    The total build without the hard drives has to be under £200 and idealy around £150!
    I did some research but the thing is that everybody suggest to get an old m/b or cpu from ebay probably. Anyway, it seems very hard to get brand new old hardware and most of the items would be out of stock.

    here is what i m thinking!
    • Corsair 430W V2 CX Series £36.14
    • MSI H61M-E33-B3 H61 1155 Socket £46.90
    • Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz 1.5V £19.22
    • Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Socket 1155 £46.47
    • Coolermaster Elite 342 mATX Case £27.03
      Total: £175.76
     
  2. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    What do they actually want to use the server for?

    You can't buy the software they need with that budget.
     
  3. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    If the server has to store business critical information I wouldn't skimp on it. I'd spend at least 500£'s on the server itself and another 3-400£ on a solid NAS to act as backup - and that's before adding the price of enterprise harddrives.
     
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  5. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    I have a brand new motherboard and RAM in the marketplace, with an E2140 cpu for £30. Its a good start...

    @mods: I'm not trading. Just letting him know that he doesn't have to spend a fortune.

    Or this:

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