- Apr 11, 2006
- 11,960 (1.97/day)
|System Name||My i7 Beast|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 6800K|
|Motherboard||Asus X99-A II|
|Cooling||Nickel-plated EK Supremacy EVO, D5 with XSPC Bayres & BIX Quad Radiator|
|Memory||4 x 8GB EVGA SuperSC DDR4-3200|
|Video Card(s)||EVGA 1080 SuperClocked|
|Storage||Samsung 950 Pro 256GB m.2 SSD + 480GB Sandisk storage SSD|
|Display(s)||Three Asus 24" VW246H LCD's|
|Power Supply||Corsair AX1200|
|Software||Windows 10 x64 Pro|
Linux is best, but if you need a Windows OS, 8.1 performs slightly better that Win7. Server OS's are a slightly different story, but the newer you have the better off you are. Remember, 2003 = XP, 2008 = Vista, 2008R2 = Win7, 2012 = Win 8, 2012R2 = Win8.1. I would stay away from 2003 and 2008 and go to at least 2008R2 or higher.Oh, holy cow! Going to have to get my server up and running at my new place... Dual LGA1366 Xeons(which Xeons, I'm not sure. Going to have to run CPU-Z on it when the fresh install is done) with 8GB ECC RAM and five 250GB SAS HDDs in RAID5. Was trying to justify in my mind how I'm going to be running it 24/7 for a TS and fileshare server, well, crunching seems to be calling me now.
EDIT: Tell me, crunching folks: which (Windows) OS do you recommend for crunching on a server? It has SBS 2008, but was considering Win 7 Ultimate 64.