I am looking at upgrading my home server with some new bits and bobs - basically new mobo, cpu, and RAM.
I was going to go with an Intel i3 2120T/2120 (because I have a quiet case, and it gets quite hot - so cooler is nice) and an ASRock mobo
with your run of the mill RAM. I also only wanted to spend a few hundred, this server is really simple (basically a file server, and a minecraft server).
Thats where the problems started. I was always under the impression ECC RAM was only supported on the higher end hardware...however apparently the AMD FX and AM3+ products support it! While I know intel offers better power/performance/cost ratios, I don't mind sacrificing a little performance and gaining a little heat if ECC is brilliant.
Firstly, is ECC worth it? I mean I rarely see my home computer go for more than a few months without resetting, however our server at work goes for a good year before i reset it out of pitty.
If ECC is worth it, can someone suggest an affordable cpu/mobo/ram combo (i'm in australia, west coast)?
I am planning on running WHS 2011 (as it is cheaper than Win7 Pro! >.<)
Thanks for any help you can give! =)