to answer some questions,and to create some more im going to post this.
I'm fairly certain there are dual processors for AMD. Ok, if there isn't there is a reason -- they aren't that great for server usage. I dont hate em - hell im running an AMD thunderbird in this home pc im on. But for servers you really should rethink your thoughts about Intel, they make good shit, especially their xeon processors (mainly for biz servers). Intel kicks ass and they are voted the best and most popular ESPECIALLY for servers!
Now obviously i dont really know to much about this shit but from what i understand is that there is no dual processor board out there,,not for AMD or Celeron,,,, not until Feburary-late March 2002.
Not unless i want to run Intel Processors,and well.....Intel sucks
1.7 is ok, i didnt talk down on AMD you typed 266 so it goofed me up. Thats the bus speed not the processor speed, but you knew that, again read comments above for processor opinions.
Whats wrong with the Amd T-bird?
Thought it was a good processor,and yes i think 2 of those on a board would kick ass,,,,and BTW they are 1.7 gig cpu processors not 266,,,,forgot to mention that.
Geeforce 2 card is going in this PC...but im buying it with the other one....
Again, you still do NOT need 200gb. I wouldnt go past 100. I think it will be hard for you yourself to fill up 50gb, unless your a real bad pack rat and never archive shit.
Ok, as far as people storing stuff on your server. we offer something like this at my job, its called remote backup. The remote backup technology is relatively new and still working out the kinks but it can surprise you. I can see how this could fool you into thinking you need 200gb. But you really dont. Heres how our software works. Say you want to use us as your backup provider. We setup the software on your machine, and you pick what you want backed up. Say you have all your docs and db's marked to backup daily. First it sends a full backup, which is archives and compresses, we are looking at about 5:1 compression. So say you have like 500mb of shit, it compresses to a little over 100mb, pretty impressive. now you say what about if it backs up daily -- that would mean 100 a day after a week thats like 700mb! not true. we use a new technology called patch backup. what it does is at night before it backs up it looks at all the files marked for backup, say only 3 have changed, only those 3 are sent to the server. HOWEVER, they really arent. It scans through the file and finds the data areas of the file that changed, and sends those fragments of the file and stores them on the server. So even if you changed a 20mb file, it will only send the changes, compressed at 5:1, so your sending mere kilobytes. pretty slick huh? and you can retrieve backups from each day for life. it also encrypts them, 3 times the encryption level of credit card sales. blowfish log.'s rule :)
Now the real question and also where i stand lies with that 200 gigs.
See the way i see it is,,screw it buy it now,,,dont have to worry about it for a long time.
I could partition that out and use 50gigs for my own personall back up space,,,MP3 storage,,files etc,,,
also what if i run across someone who needs ALOT of space.
I want to be able to host an online storage container...much like theplace you store yourshit when you move.
Hence the 200-400 gigs.
Those hard drive are @ 10,000 rpms unless i can find 12,500rpm drives 10k will do
The polished aluminium case is for shits,,just looks nothing else found it for 150.00 at a pc shop,,saw it and been drooling ever since.
Shrug, I prefer MS. :)
No microsoft program will be loaded on this server.
Im even converting my pc to linux here soon
IDE and SCSI are the methods used to access the hardrive basically. IDE is slower and very unreliable for servers but fine for personal PCs. scuzzy (scsi) on the other hand is able to deliver the data on a much more reliable and faster speed, it is what alot of servers run, unless they need fall backs and SUPER speed and lots of space, then they turn to RAID controllers. but you DO NOT need RAID so get that thought out of your head, its time consuming, expensive, and a waste of time for you as far as i am concerned. so pick yourself up an adaptec (now Roxio) SCSI controller card (unless your MB has one built in) and pick yourself up a good scsi hardrive. mind you the scsi are more expensive then ide drives but are wortth their weight in gold.
Ok i know my hard drive are plugged in to an IDE controller pin slot on the board,,,,
Whats SCSI and what is the diff?
im asking,,,,,so you cant laugh if its simple.
Hope that helps you out man!
AND PS: If you reply in that font again I wont answer you back :grin: