As stated in my intro post, I am currently choosing components for a new server build. The thing should be reasonably low cost and energy efficient. I'll need it for file sharing for 1-2 PCs, 2 laptops, FTP access, backups, 24/7 downloads and possibly later some other uses.
My currently build:
I know T version is more energy efficient, but how would those two CPUs perform at running Windows Server 2012? Overpowered, underpowered?
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP
The main sell point for this is 4 SATA II + 4 SATA III ports.
2x2, 3x2 or 4x2 GB
Something like that, 2-4 sticks of it.
I already have the PSU and case, so there is no problem.
I'll be using an old SATA II 160 GB disk for boot. I also have WD 1,5 TB Green drive (EARS), that will be used for extra backups (single, independent drive) for some more important files (work, documents, pictures), so the capacity should be enough.
I'd add two 1 TB or 1,5 TB drives (RAID) for starters and buy more when I get some cash.
How would those perform? I've been reading about some complaints about WD Green drives that are unusable in servers?
The noise of the server and disks is not a problem as the server will be put into the attic, away from living space.
The motherboard + CPU + 2 stticks of RAM should cost together no more than 180 EUR. The drives together should cost about 170 EUR max.
I'd like you to review my build, critique it and share some thoughts about my ideas