Is the motherboard and the psu in my file server build crap?

Giggitygoebbels

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The specs:
Biostar H61MGV
8gb(2x4gb) 1333mhz RCMemory ram
3TB toshiba HDD
Core i3 2120
Intel HD graphics
Psu that came with power logic futura 220
Is the psu and motherboard crap?if yes any suggestions about the replacement parts?
My decision:Asrock H77M(with or without itx)
Corsair CX500
I am more concerned about the psu as I heard of stories of lousy psu blowing up and the whole computer is screwed.
Any help welcome
 
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I would agree on your PSU concerns. If you are running onboard graphics only you could get away with a very small good power supply. Something like a 300-400W from a reputable brand like Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, etc would be fine. A 430w Corsair would be plenty.

That motherboard is a no frills board. I wouldn't say it is crap at all, but I would not try any overclocking with it and it lacks features that other boards may have. I would not replace it unless you had good reason.
I would agree on your PSU concerns. If you are running onboard graphics only you could get away with a very small good power supply. Something like a 300-400W from a reputable brand like Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, etc would be fine. A 430w Corsair would be plenty.

That motherboard is a no frills board. I wouldn't say it is crap at all, but I would not try any overclocking with it and it lacks features that other boards may have. I would not replace it unless you had good reason.
 
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I know how that can go. I have a buddy who holds a grudge with Gigabyte because of his motherboard. However, I've seen BioStar motherboards run for years and years. I guess once you have a bad taste.