So finally have a number of years one of my WHS2011 servers has kicked the bucked. Actually, I think just the motherboard quit on me as it will no longer post. It had been running 24/7 and after one of the many Windows updates requiring a restart I can not even get it to post so I can get into the BIOS.
- Supermicro X8SIL-F Motherboard
- 4GB RAM
- Old i3 processor (can't remember exactly what and can't post to figure it out)
- 1x 1.5TB WD Blue OS
- 6x Mix of different size and manufacturer drives (Single data pool created using Drive Bender)
Budget $700CDN or less to replace Motherboard/RAM/Processor:
- ASRock Motherboard 226WS ATX LGA1150 - $219CDN
- Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 1600MHz (KVR16N11H/8) - $86.99CDN - On ASRock Memory QVL list
- Intel Core i5-4570 3.2Ghz 1150 84W Quad Core processor - $254.99
Note: Both processors do not require any specific bios version on the motherboard, which is preferred as I don't have a spare processor to temporarily install in order to update the bios in case I receive a board with an old bios.
Primary purpose is MB3 transcoding at least three simultaneous streams (current setup barely did more then 1). Server runs 24/7 running OneDrive & BitSync cloud based applications & maintains routine daily backs ups of multiple PCs on the network.
Overkill? Underkill? Do you recommend one process over another, why?
The reason for a server based motherboard is WHS2011 is a server OS, so I've had driver issues in the past with running this OS on a non-server board, I want to avoid that issue. As to why I'm running WHS2011, I have two other servers running the same OS and all talk to each other quite well. Also, prefer not to go to Server 2012 with the added expense of the OS as this time.
Comments/suggestions/alternatives most welcome! Would like to make the purchase soon as I need to take the working server back to it's home the end of next week.
If this is the wrong spot for this, let me know and/or feel free to move it. Thanks for in advance for your thoughts.