I just picked up 2 boxes with ASUS H81M plus mb’s 2c pentium G2020/G3220 cpus, 350W PSUs that someone was thowing out.
I have 2 spare LSI cards (92xx, i think 9207 from memory) flashed to IT mode.
I need a basic server hooked up to my network where I can access a bunch of SAS and SATA hdds that otherwise just sit on a shelf as i dont have a spare machine to put them in.
Would one of these ASUS mb /LSI card combos do a decent job as a file storage server? (probably will just use ubuntu on the box and ssh into it, and run rsync as needed)
Would a 2 core pentium be sufficient or will a 4c cpu be needed? (board can take E3-12xxV3 as well as a bunch of i5/i7 4c cpus, low power preferable)?