I am currently in the process of building a series of desktop base units to act as a cluster (running Linux). It will be running 24/7 mostly so i need something that lasts. Here are the specs:
- CPU: Quad core AMD fx4100.
- RAM: 16GB (4GB per core)
- GPU: not required (i.e. any card that can output to HDMI - 50 W power usage maybe?)
- HDD: 500 GB
- Cooling:3x200mm fans.
Since I will need a certain number of the above, it would be great if somebody can advise me on the specs. I have used AMD for a while; will Intel be better for this?
My budget is about 300-400£ per node (i don't need a case); I'd like to know if this can be obtained for cheaper.
I haven't decided on the number of nodes, but I do not want to be limited by the PSU. I am considering the Corsair series (Corsair CMPSU-800GUK Gaming Series GS800 High Performance 800W Power Supply): is this a good choice?
How else can I bring the cost of this system down? The nodes will be connected via Ethernet.