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Dynatron R18 80mm 2 Ball Intel Sandy Bridge EP/EX Processors for socket 2011 1U Server
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Small and lightweight
does not hinder multiple cpu installations or other components
temperatures at normal load around 40-50 degrees (room temp is 30-35 degrees)

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Have this to cool two Inten Xeon 2620s in an Asus Z9PA-D8 motherboard.
Our server is in an Antec Gaming case with five case fans moving between 70-120 cfm each so noise is not a factor for us.

WD RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: Good price for server hard drives
good space
fast boot times
fast write and seek times (we have 4/5 client computers writing/saving/reading) from this server during work hours

Cons: makes a loud mechanical sound when writing volumes (50 GB +)

Other Thoughts: We have this in RAID 1 for the last month and it has been working great so far.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
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5 out of 5 eggs Good but interface inappropriate 04/09/2013

This review is from: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Pros: Price (flat rate for upto 25 users without having to by CALS)
Easy set up, literally took 3 minutes to install and fifteen minutes to setup network
I love the dashboard, puts many utilities in one place
Remote access is good

Cons: The Windows 8 interface is very inappropriate for a server machine, and the tiles make it a little difficult at first to do what you want.
Does not have SQL server out of the box
Does not have HyperV (VM)
Supports only upto 64 GB RAM
Joining 32 bit PCs to the network using the recommended web connect does not work as the application to do this is a 64 bit (however, there are obviously workarounds but I thought that was a good time to upgrade the OS of the clients which all had x64 cpus to the x64 OS).

Other Thoughts: Was looking for a fast and robust server for a small business having upgraded from SBS 2003.

Asus Z9PA-D8 MB
2 x Intel Xeon 2620 Six Core CPUS
8 x 8 GB Kingston DDR 3 1600 RAM
Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 in RAID 0
Rosewill FORTRESS Series FORTRESS-750 750W


Stephen W.'s Profile

Display Name: Stephen W.

Date Joined: 12/19/12

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 03/06/13
  • Last Review: 04/09/13
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