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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by AhokZYashA, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. AhokZYashA


    Dec 21, 2008
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    theres my customer, she want to build a server..
    and i have this spec sheet..
    she wants :
    2x Six-Core Xeon Processor 2.8GHz 12MB Cache
    32GB DDR3-1333 PC10600E
    SAS Array Controller RAID 5
    5x300GB Hot Plug 2.5" SAS 10kRPM
    Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapters
    Hot Plug PSU

    i need help with the motherboard type, Case, and other things..

    and im looking for 1156 motherboard with serial and parallel port..
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011
  2. Zyon

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    Mar 18, 2011
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    I'm not as good as other people at suggesting hardwares yet but since you could try these boards:
    http://au.shopping.com/2-x-pci parallel-port--ecp-epp-spp socket-lga1156/products

    For printers and etc using parallel port there's one of these solutions:
    1. Motherboard with parallel port
    2. Motherboard and a PCI to parallel controller card
    3. Scrap the idea of parallel port and connect using USB if you can (Unless the hardware doesn't support using USB or other issues)

    As for server board... Have a look at http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/evga_announces_dualsocket_classified_sr2_motherboard, and EVGA is selling it for ~600 (http://www.evga.com/products/moreIn...d Family&series=Intel 5520 Series Family&sw=5)
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011
  3. Jizzler


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    Usually build my own, but in case such as this I like Supermicro SuperServers. Motherboard + case + power supply, and heatsinks depending on the model.


    Here's one I built with a 7046A-T, Adaptec 5805 and Intel Quad-port NIC:


    Other SuperServer models include motherboards with LSI SAS RAID controllers onboard. Note that RAID-5 sometimes requires an upgrade "button". As well, redundant hot-swap power supplies.

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