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Old 10th March, 2005, 01:29 AM
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The only thing that would make intel preferable to amd is it's thermal protection should the cooling fail, which ic more of an issue with systems that aren't monitored often like a file server.
Just get a s754 sempron 2600+, a good board which allows you to lower the voltage (these semprons don't support cool'n'quiet so it will need to be via the board) and turn the voltage down and cool it passively.
The storage is definately going to be the bottleneck, think about it even with gigabit ethernet, thats only 133mb/s, theres no way a modern cpu and memory will struggle to keep up with those requirements and 2 modern sata drives striped would also reach that ceiling, though you may want to consider a RAID mode with redundancy for such a system
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