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Need help building a server

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Photopilot, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. Photopilot

    Photopilot Thread Starter

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    I am looking to build a server for my house. This will be primarily for storage and to act as a print server. It will be supporting my desktop, HTPC and two laptops, so storing mostly photos, music and movies.

    I currently have a case with an ASUS A7N8X- E Deluxe. It still needs a PSU, RAM to get setup. Is this a good MOBO for this project or should I look for something else?

    The server will be kept in a remote room in the house. I will have a good WIFI -G router connecting everything. Will this be fast enough or should it be LANed to the HTPC and desktop for speed purposes? If possible should I have the router at the server or can it be in another part of the house?

    I appreciate any suggestions or links on how to go about this.
    Thanks
    PP
     
  2. support.clpafs

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    This sounds like a good choice for staring a home server.

    I'd recommend using a wireless N router so that you get the best coverage and speed throughout your home.

    Also the router should be LAN'ed to the home server. Here is an example.

    PC to ROUTER to SERVER [SLOW]
    PC to ROUTER(&)SERVER [OK]

    LAN is always the way to go for speed.
     
  3. Photopilot

    Photopilot Thread Starter

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    The router I am thinking of getting would be a Linksys WRT54GL which I have used in another house with extremely strong and flawless signal throughout a 2 story house. So the N router would be faster, but only if I have an N-card in the computers that are being connected wirelessly? If I do not have an N adapter for any of my other computers would there be any reason to get a N router, except for future proofing my setup? Any suggestions on which one to get?
     
  4. support.clpafs

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    Just stick to the one that most of your computers have in common.
    Most are wireless G anyways.
     
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