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  • Is anyone building a new Vail server with a brand new (circa 2010) motherboard and video solution? What have you used?

     

    The point, of course, is to find the least expensive solution that will offer "no compromise" performance.

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 4:35 PM

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    BullDawg
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    Is anyone building a new Vail server with a brand new (circa 2010) motherboard and video solution? What have you used?

     

    The point, of course, is to find the least expensive solution that will offer "no compromise" performance.


    BullDawg
    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:48 PM
  • Or if you want something with a little more kick

    http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/19159/3

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:50 PM
  • A couple of links which may be of interest:

    Building a Vail Home Server - Core i5 processor and Intel DH57JG motherboard

    Selecting the Right Processor for Vail

     

    Best,

    Terry


    MVP - Windows Home Server | http://www.wegotserved.co.uk
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:16 AM
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  • Yes  I am using an ASUS Z8NA D6 series Mother borad and using e5520 CPU's with dual 10/1000 Nic's an LSI 9211-8i Sata/Sas controller. 24 gig of ram . I kind of went all out. But I just need more power as I have one lan for the Media player Tvix, Xbox, PS3 and the other for the kids laptop and some large database files. Since using WHS v1 I had some issues with the media player all us accessing different movies it would just come to a complete halt at times So with vail and I am still playing with since setting up two separate lan's it smoke pretty good now. I may have gone over kill on the system but it does what I need to do with out any problem with viewing movies and day to use as a file server.
    Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:28 PM
  • http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121399

    Very similar to the one BullDawg mentioned, been workin' good for a couple of weeks now.  As long as "no compromise" means basic WHS functions, not video transcoding, etc., then I think this fits your criteria...

    Monday, August 9, 2010 3:37 PM
  • Just 2 SATA onboard is a bit of rather low end for a WHS in my opinion.
    Looking for one myself lately..enough time left..
    Min 6 SATA (a 300 is enough I think).. Basicly I think we cannot have enough of those ;-)
    USB 3 (for faster backup to external HDD)


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    "Earle Roberts" wrote in message news:c5071de7-1e24-4d61-976c-a750f9e0ebc6@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121399

    Very similar to the one BullDawg mentioned, been workin' good for a couple of weeks now. As long as "no compromise" means basic WHS functions, not video transcoding, etc., then I think this fits your criteria...


    Have a nice day!
    Monday, August 9, 2010 3:54 PM
  • Yes, that's my situation too. I've got four 750GB drives and one 1TB (RAID-class, FWIW) drive sitting on the shelf that I'd like to use. So I'm thinking at least six SATA ports will be required.  This WHS will be used to stream video to as many four PCs (or 3 PCs and a XBox 360) in my home simultaneously. So I guess "no compromise" in my case may be overkill to many of you. 

    In any case I've got one of these on order; it should be arriving today:

    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=3319&ProductName=GA-H57M-USB3

    $120 for the board, $140 for the processor with integrated graphics, and $85 (after rebate) for the RAM. I'm sure I could have done what I needed for about $100 less (total) if I had taken a few more days to research. But hey- I got impatient!

    Monday, August 9, 2010 4:39 PM