Category: Computer Builds

Jim’s Build – ATOM v CORE i3 – Another Shocking Decision!

If you have been following my discussion to build a Windows Home Server… jims-building-a-new-whs-choosing-the-motherboard efficient-inexpensive-tiny-home-server-love-it-or-leave-it (by Chris Lux) help-jim-build-his-new-whs-frankenbuild-the-motherboard help-jim-build-his-new-whs-reconsidering-some-choices you know that here has been some really good comments and much has been discussed.  Thanks Home Server Show Community! In the quest to make the right pick, I spent some time analyzing the difference between the Atom and Core i3 choices.  There has been much debate in the forums as of late and I wanted to get to the bottom of a few things.  Charts like this help me sort things out.  Since I will most likely be using

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Jim’s Building a New WHS – Choosing the Motherboard

As I mentioned in The Home Server Show 82, I am going to ask for your advice (or convincing) on all the parts needed to build a new WHS. Starting with the motherboard and CPU, we will have an open discussion at the HSS forums (  After a week or two on each part, I will make a decision and we will start with the next component. We may even discuss your posts on the show. My priorities will be to get the best value that is available. Not always the cheapest, but not the most expensive either. I want

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