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Re: Recommendation for Fedora server?

On Sat, 29 Sep 2007, Timothy Murphy wrote:

I'm planning on getting a home server,
serving httpd, ssh, mysql, dovecot, etc,
and running Fedora 7.

I'd like something using as little energy as possible,
given that I need 200-300GB in disk-space.
But I don't need a monitor (or graphics card).

Is anyone running such a system?
If so, I'd be interested to hear the hardware details.

I have been running for four years a VIA C3 800Mhz computer, with 512MB of RAM, and a pair of 80GB IDE drives. It pulls 45 watts from the wall when idle - and 55 when 'crunching' away.

A current system could be a PC-Chips M789CG motherboard.

Sure its not fast, but works well as a university department listserve for the students, a web site running moodle, and a file server for the staff.

For me, it was the lack of noise from the box that drove me to the VIA C3. There is a passive heat sync on the CPU - with a quite case fan clearing the heat.

I suspect that once the drives spin up, they don't draw any more then 9-10 watts.

Also, match the power supply to the load. If you only need 50 watts, do not buy a 400 watt power supply. I think I have a 150 or 200 watt power supply in my VIA C3 computer, LPX form factor.


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