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Cheap Server build - thoughts?

18hockey
  • 72 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler $46.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $104.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card $9.99 @ Newegg
Case Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.98 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $471.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-06 10:53 EDT-0400

This will be used as a media server, and maybe on occasion Terraria/other games. It will eventually be upgraded in the future, but my dad wanted a cheap yet effective build, since he doesn't want to dish out a lot of money.

My only questions are how's that case for cable management, is 8GB RAM enough and will that rather large cooler fit in this case?

Thanks.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You can answer the case/cooler question yourself; they give case dimensions for that case on Newegg, and dimensions for the CPU cooler on Newegg as well.

The computer on display here will be a great server, although a little power-hungry for my taste in servers. If you want to serve things off a RAMDisk you might want more RAM, but if not then no worries, 8Gb is actually a little overkill.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, I was just too lazy to go look at the dimensions :P

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

and I was just too lazy to give you your answer directly, lol :D

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