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One of my older motherboards broke and I'm planning to use the remaining power supply, hard drive and case to build a backup server. I want to buy a new motherboard and CPU that can be used 24x7 and wont break down in a few months.

So the question is, do you have any recommendations on any reliable motherboards and CPU for a backup server? Processing power is not a huge issue.

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I believe Atom motherboard/CPU combos are generally a good bet for this kind of thing.

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You could even try for a low end Intel Celeron models which could be suitable for your purpose. Not sure about the exact price though.

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