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PC Build: SOHO Server $1000 CDN

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We’ve completely retooled our server recommendation. Previously we built an SME server at the $4000 CDN mark that filled most business requirements. We’ve scaled that back to a SOHO server that stretches to the SME segment for backup duties of up to ten clients. CPU: Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200 To start things off I went with the Celeron Dual Core processor at 1.6 GHz: lots of power for this application. Motherboard: Asus P5N-MX The Asus e-7050 motherboard is solid, utilizing the Nforce 610i chipset. Rock solid with cutting edge…read more

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PC Build: Home System $1500 CDN

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The $1500 Home System attempts to accommodate the day to day uses of a family. Finances, internet access, word processing and gaming all come into play. CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Intel leads the CPU market right now, and the quad core Q6600 processor is just too much of a deal to pass up. Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Arctic Cooling has consistently impressed me with their high performance and low cost units. I’m tempted by massive towers of copper and aluminum but the price scares me off….read more

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