Does anyone know if this is a useable configurations for windows home server? RRS feed

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  • Intel DG965MQ Motherboard
    Chipset driver: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18053&ProdId=2529&lang=eng
    Graphics Card Driver: http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/vga/driver.php?S_ID=78
    LAN: still working on
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6420: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=29755
    Kingston 800 MHz 2 x 2GB RAM chips
    2 x Western Digital 1TB Hard Drives
    300 Watt PSU
    BTX Form factor

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    Monday, September 21, 2009 11:27 PM

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  • If it can run Windows Server 2003, it can run WHS. I don't see any problems, this is probably even overkill for WHS :)
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 4:36 AM
  • I have built a WHS with very similar components.
    The LAN adapter will not be installed automatically, you may have to add the drivers manually later (can be, that you will need Windows XP drivers for some components, since Intel does not offer Server drivers for desktop boards).

    The form factor - I would prefer ATX here, since the choices for BTX cases are not that good (at least here). Not sure, how many disks/storage space you are planning in the future. For the beginning the 2 TB should be good enough, but only you know, what you will store on the box. So some reserve (controller ports and disk slots) may be valuable.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 1:02 PM
  • I already have a btx case. Also does the chipset include the northbridge and southbridge? I found server drivers for that chipset.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:33 PM