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Old 9th March, 2005, 08:05 PM
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So, it is just going to be a PC which will provide network storage for your other machines - not really a server. Dual CPU servers normally run server side applications and carry out all manner of processing tasks. By the sound of it you won't be needing that.

For your purposes, I would mainly focus on data throughput. In other words, fast drives using RAID striping and gigabit LAN (for those big movie files). 1 GB of RAM should be ample and a single processor.

Try to get something like an nForce 3 or 4 board for the server, which has a true gigabit LAN. The nVidia firewall will also be a nice thing to have.
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