Been feeling the need to upgrade my trusty WHS v1 box for a little while now, as it's getting a bit long in the tooth. Also, I'm thinking of running my own newsgroup indexer running under a VM on the server.
AMD Athlon II X2 240 at 2.8Ghz
Foxconn A74-MLK mobo
2 GB DDR2 6400 ram
8TB HDD space
I'm only going to replace CPU, mobo, and ram. Here is what I was thinking (Newegg pricing):
AMD A8 3870k ($90)
MSI A55M-P33 mobo ($50)
8GB G-Skill Ripjaws ($41)
I already have a copy of WHS2011 I'll be using for the OS, as well as VMWks 9 to run the virtual indexing server. I'm trying to balance wattage requirements as it will run 24/7, with enough processing power that the VM won't choke.
Any other ideas on component choices?
Also just saw Newegg running this combo on sale for $25 more: