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Build Advice Converting old comp into RAID server. Will this new MOBO work?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sad panda, 22 Sep 2009.

  1. sad panda

    sad panda What's a Dremel?

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    I want some data redunancy so I'm going to take parts out of my old media center PC that's sitting in the basement and turn it into a RAID 5 server, using software raid in linux.


    I'm going to take these old parts:

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
    Cannibalized 250W PSU
    DDR2 800 Ram

    and plug them into a new MOBO:

    Jetway MOBO with integrated GPU (Radeon 3100)

    The new motherboard has DDR2 1066 slots. Will my old DDR2 800 ram work with it?

    Also here's the case I want to use: Antec 300 or maybe a 200. Everyone says it's ugly, but I like the look.

    Now some questions: Will software raid 5 be good enough for a media server? Will the integrated Radeon 3100 be fast enough to play HD video?
    :rock:
     
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  2. sad panda

    sad panda What's a Dremel?

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    echo echo echo
     
  3. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Will it be a server or a media centre?

    It'll be fine for freenas as a server & should play HD but Linux isn't great for HD due to codecs.
     
  4. sad panda

    sad panda What's a Dremel?

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    It will be both. I use vlc to play videos on linux, so I don't need all the codecs.
     
  5. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Should be fine then.
     
  6. sad panda

    sad panda What's a Dremel?

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    One more thing: It won't be any kind of "centre". Americans don't use your dyslexic spelling.
     
  7. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    then by all rights you shouldn't be speaking or using english in any form what so ever!
     

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