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Old 11-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Want to build UNRAID server

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. - *UNRAID SERVER*

2. What YOUR budget is. - *$300-400*

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from. - *USA*

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. *NONE*

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are. -

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds. - *DEFAULT*

8. What resolution will you be using? - *HEADLESS*

9. WHEN do you plan to build it? - *ASAP*

X. Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system, such as Windows or Blu Ray playback software? - *NO*

Would prefer to buy from amazon unless newegg is significantly cheaper

background info,

I currently have the Unraid server running on an old DFI Lanparty UT3 mobo with an Athlon A64 3200 chip, and 1.5GB ram. The problem is two of the 4 on-board SATA heads seem to be dead. I have 6 SATA drives total right now so 4 of those are using a legacy PCI SATA card. I'm thinking maybe some SATA6 ports will help increase the transfer speed.

The only requirement is I want 6 SATA ports on-board to accommodate my drives without needing add-on cards as well as built-in video.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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I believe I've seen some H77 boards with 8 SATA ports. Six Intel (two 6Gbit/sec), and two provided by an add-on chipset.

Edit: AMD FM2 A85X boards also sport eight native 6Gbit/sec SATA ports.

Edit: You won't be able to re-use your RAM.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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So you basically just need a CPU, mobo with a lot of SATA ports, RAM, and a PSU? That should be easy. SATA 6 Gb/s doesn't matter for mechanical HDD's since they can't even touch SATA 3 Gb/s speeds.

This is from Newegg, feel free to comparison shop to Amazon.

Pentium G620 $64
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP $80 - 4 SATA 3Gb/s, 4 SATA 6Gb/s
GeIL DDR3 1333 4GB $18
Corsair CX430 $20 AR AP
Total: $182
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