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Ah, well that's a different story. Get AMD stuff then, since it's so affordable, but should provide more than enough grunt for what you need.

Plus, APUs can support up to 64 GB of ram, while in Intel, it's 32 GB for consumer-grade parts(Xeon chips can do 64 GB+)
 

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Ah, well that's a different story. Get AMD stuff then, since it's so affordable, but should provide more than enough grunt for what you need.

Plus, APUs can support up to 64 GB of ram, while in Intel, it's 32 GB for consumer-grade parts(Xeon chips can do 64 GB+)
What im looking at. Oh and the S-Video cable is for my TV.



Do these APUs have virtualization though?
 
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Yes, they support Virtualization(AMD-V) as far as I know, but you may want to check the AMD site to confirm first.

I'd also opt for 8 GB of ram minimum.
 

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Yes, they support Virtualization(AMD-V) as far as I know, but you may want to check the AMD site to confirm first.

I'd also opt for 8 GB of ram minimum.
I can't find on there website the list of all the CPUs that support AMD-V
God damn it. i just realized i probably won't be able to use my dell case because the front panel connections.
 
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awesome. If I continue to use this dell case for now, is there a way to turn the system on with the motherboard I chose, without using the front panel power button?
 

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awesome. If I continue to use this dell case for now, is there a way to turn the system on with the motherboard I chose, without using the front panel power button?
Use a screwdriver to jump the pins? :p That's what I used to do until I got the Lianli testbench.
 

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S video will limit you to low-quality 480P
if you want decent color reproduction you are gonna need to use a component video cable or a component to VGA capable remember that VGA is the same thing as component video -ddc and extra grounds infact component video is better then VGA
you can pick up component><VGA cables for under 15 bucks the maximum length I would go is 15ft unless you are gonna use a booster you can get a picture up to 50FT on vga/component but you are gonna get GHOSTING at above 720p
 

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S-Video isn't for the PC.
 

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i use sub version server i can upload and download any where on the planet to my server
 

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either way I would not use S-video for anything other then jump rope lol
I wouldn't either but its the highest resolution cable my DIsh Network TV box allows. Before I had a normal 480i old TV then i got my 40 inch LCD 1080p screen and never got my box upgraded to an HD one so im just getting an s-video cable for now. Since its running at 380i with the coaxial cable i have it connected to right now.
 

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I wouldn't either but its the highest resolution cable my DIsh Network TV box allows. Before I had a normal 480i old TV then i got my 40 inch LCD 1080p screen and never got my box upgraded to an HD one so im just getting an s-video cable for now. Since its running at 380i with the coaxial cable i have it connected to right now.
ewww 380i
 

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Did you already order?
I bought an MSI H61 MicroATX Motherboard and a Celeron G540 CPU for $49.99 each mobo and CPU. It works great...
 

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Did you already order?
I bought an MSI H61 MicroATX Motherboard and a Celeron G540 CPU for $49.99 each mobo and CPU. It works great...
No i didnt. I don't want that weak of a chip haha. If I were to do that might as well just stick with my P4 already in the dell.

EDIT: Nevermind thought it was a a single core chip.
 

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Heres waht Im looking at now. And I mightj ust run Windows 8 Pro since it comes with Hyper V on it. Windows Server is so expensive.

 
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I'd just use Windows 7/8 and VMWare player.
 

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I'd just use Windows 7/8 and VMWare player.
Yeah VMware or Virtual box. I like Hyper V though because I use it at work and I know my way around it.
 

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About to order the Pentium and Gigabyte H61 setup. Some of the prices dropped a bit on some of the hardware so might as well go ahead and order and try out having a server haha.
 

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Keep in mind the Pentium supports max 1066 MHz DDR3, natively.

http://ark.intel.com/products/53483/Intel-Pentium-Processor-G630-3M-Cache-2_70-GHz

I'm not saying change anything, but if it doesn't boot, look at the ram first. :p
I should be able to change the speeds in the bios if thats the case.

This is going to be fun. I've been wanting to rebuild my old Dell dimension desktop for a long time, and now i finally have a reason too. Ive been wanting to stick a better power supply in it too, but never new how way back when.