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This review is from: Habey RPC-410 Steel 4U Rackmount Server Chassis 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
Pros: I bought this for a home server, and will be buying 3-4 more easily to throw into my rack. It's a great buy and can easily hold it's weight with the right screws without rails.
Cons: While the HDD and CDrom bays come out, you will need right angle sata adapters for the HDD's because they stick up, other people noted this and I found out the same thing too, not really a true con, but be weary, you need to buy right angle sata cables.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I just bought this processor for a server i was building and have to say it's been great, it's a great multi tasker and at $85 you can't go wrong.
Other Thoughts: Will eventually upgrade to the 6 core proc's at only $200, although will probably wait till they come down a little more, but that is still VERY cheap.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: This is a great board, I bought the AMD 9850BE to put into this board along with 8GB ram for a home server(one of the many I will end up throwing into my rack) and have discovered this is a great board.
It supports hardware Virtualization which is great because I've installed hyper-v.
Cons: The onboard graphics even when using just VGA eats up 512MB of ram, which can be turned off, but will cause you to have no screen output, this making it difficult if you ever need it again. This can be fixed by putting a jumper on the clear cmos switch, which can be a pain because mine was right next to a PCI slot.
Other Thoughts: All in all great board, Is capable of supporting the 6 core AMD's which I will eventually upgrade too, along with 16GB ram.
I plan on using the same case/board/proc combo for all of my servers, including the 12TB storage server I'll be building in the next few months.