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#1 CJLee89

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:33 PM

Motherboard:MSI K9N2G Neo-FD AM2+/AM2, $84.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130182

CPU:AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+, $59.00
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103211

Case:Rosewill R218-P-BK, $29.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147073

RAM:Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800, $28.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820134117

Power Supply:Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V, $49.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371007

Optical Drive:LITE-ON Black 20X, $21.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106228

Hard Drive(s):Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS x2, $99.98
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148261

Total: ~$375

Can I use an ATX power supply on a MicroATX Motherboard? I found a MicroATX board for about $30 bucks cheaper that fits in the case and is compatible with everything else, except the power supply by specs. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128342

Edited by CJLee89, 18 November 2008 - 06:33 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE(CJLee89 @ Nov 18 2008, 10:09 AM) View Post

Motherboard:MSI K9N2G Neo-FD AM2+/AM2, $84.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130182

CPU:AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+, $59.00
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103211

Case:Rosewill R218-P-BK, $29.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147073

RAM:Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800, $28.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820134117

Power Supply:Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V, $49.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371007

Optical Drive:LITE-ON Black 20X, $21.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106228

Hard Drive(s):Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS x2, $99.98
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148261

Total: ~$375

Can I use an ATX power supply on a MicroATX Motherboard? I found a MicroATX board for about $30 bucks cheaper that fits in the case and is compatible with everything else, except the power supply by specs. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128342

im pretty sure you cna use the ATX your power supply with that, i think micro just refers to the physical size of the board (from the pictures it seems to have the same ATX power plug)


so what is the server going to be for? if its for media/storage id look into a 1tb HD, newegg has a few for $110

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE(lordvader129 @ Nov 20 2008, 05:20 PM) View Post

im pretty sure you cna use the ATX your power supply with that, i think micro just refers to the physical size of the board (from the pictures it seems to have the same ATX power plug)
so what is the server going to be for? if its for media/storage id look into a 1tb HD, newegg has a few for $110

Thanks for the reply. I am currently a networking student at a local college so I thought this would give me some experience with Microsoft Server 2003/2008, whichever one I decide to use, probably 2008 ( Got them from Dreamspark). Also experience wiht building a computer on my own.

Uses would be for DHCP, File server (Mostly pictures, ISO files, MS Office Documents, etc. No full size videos/shows), most likely a RAID setup, Exchange. Whatever else I decided to put on it basically.

Here is the updated list on Newegg. You can view it by signing in if you have a login for Newegg.

Edited by CJLee89, 20 November 2008 - 11:16 PM.





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