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Planing to build a small home server. Is my budget ok or too much? Help please

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June 9, 2013 11:02:19 PM

I first heard about home servers a week ago. I had never thought about having one. But once I started searching about it made totally sense to me. I built several desktops in the past, so I know how to do it.
I was thinking about putting this together:

Fractal Design Node 304 FD
Corsair CX430m 430 w modular
2x 2gb ddr3 1333 Kingston
asus p8h61-I lga 1155mini itx
intel i5 3350 ivy 3.1ghz
intel ssd 240gb
3 x 1tb wd 7200 rpm 3.0gb/s 64mb
Koutech IO-PSA421 PCI-X SATA II (3.0Gb/s) for raid 5
windows home server 2011

total price is about $1,200

My question is:

is this too much for a server or it's okay? I don't want to waste money in something that is going to be useless to what I really need.
I need a server to keep my files (documents, videos, music, photos) I'd like to stream hd videos from this server to the clients.(laptops desktops, tv, iphone)

Waiting to hear from you guys, the experts.

thanks
June 9, 2013 11:39:32 PM

nickelfelipe said:
I first heard about home servers a week ago. I had never thought about having one. But once I started searching about it made totally sense to me. I built several desktops in the past, so I know how to do it.
I was thinking about putting this together:

Fractal Design Node 304 FD
Corsair CX430m 430 w modular
2x 2gb ddr3 1333 Kingston
asus p8h61-I lga 1155mini itx
intel i5 3350 ivy 3.1ghz
intel ssd 240gb
3 x 1tb wd 7200 rpm 3.0gb/s 64mb
Koutech IO-PSA421 PCI-X SATA II (3.0Gb/s) for raid 5
windows home server 2011

total price is about $1,200

My question is:

is this too much for a server or it's okay? I don't want to waste money in something that is going to be useless to what I really need.
I need a server to keep my files (documents, videos, music, photos) I'd like to stream hd videos from this server to the clients.(laptops desktops, tv, iphone)

Waiting to hear from you guys, the experts.

thanks


An i5 is a bit much for a home server, a AMD APU or i3 / Pentium / Celeron would do wonders, a 240 GB SSD is wayyyy to much, a 120 GB SSD would be more then plenty, expecially when running Linux, and home server is alright, if you don't know much about linux, but Linux is the server king with its superior stability and networking.
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June 10, 2013 11:50:32 AM

DComander1x said:
nickelfelipe said:
I first heard about home servers a week ago. I had never thought about having one. But once I started searching about it made totally sense to me. I built several desktops in the past, so I know how to do it.
I was thinking about putting this together:

Fractal Design Node 304 FD
Corsair CX430m 430 w modular
2x 2gb ddr3 1333 Kingston
asus p8h61-I lga 1155mini itx
intel i5 3350 ivy 3.1ghz
intel ssd 240gb
3 x 1tb wd 7200 rpm 3.0gb/s 64mb
Koutech IO-PSA421 PCI-X SATA II (3.0Gb/s) for raid 5
windows home server 2011

total price is about $1,200

My question is:

is this too much for a server or it's okay? I don't want to waste money in something that is going to be useless to what I really need.
I need a server to keep my files (documents, videos, music, photos) I'd like to stream hd videos from this server to the clients.(laptops desktops, tv, iphone)

Waiting to hear from you guys, the experts.

thanks


An i5 is a bit much for a home server, a AMD APU or i3 / Pentium / Celeron would do wonders, a 240 GB SSD is wayyyy to much, a 120 GB SSD would be more then plenty, expecially when running Linux, and home server is alright, if you don't know much about linux, but Linux is the server king with its superior stability and networking.



I've never used Linux. And what I learned online is that to install Windows Home Server you need more than 160gb drive. Do you think AMDs would be fine to decode the videos files during streaming on the network?

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June 10, 2013 12:13:56 PM

nickelfelipe said:
DComander1x said:
nickelfelipe said:
I first heard about home servers a week ago. I had never thought about having one. But once I started searching about it made totally sense to me. I built several desktops in the past, so I know how to do it.
I was thinking about putting this together:

Fractal Design Node 304 FD
Corsair CX430m 430 w modular
2x 2gb ddr3 1333 Kingston
asus p8h61-I lga 1155mini itx
intel i5 3350 ivy 3.1ghz
intel ssd 240gb
3 x 1tb wd 7200 rpm 3.0gb/s 64mb
Koutech IO-PSA421 PCI-X SATA II (3.0Gb/s) for raid 5
windows home server 2011

total price is about $1,200

My question is:

is this too much for a server or it's okay? I don't want to waste money in something that is going to be useless to what I really need.
I need a server to keep my files (documents, videos, music, photos) I'd like to stream hd videos from this server to the clients.(laptops desktops, tv, iphone)

Waiting to hear from you guys, the experts.

thanks


An i5 is a bit much for a home server, a AMD APU or i3 / Pentium / Celeron would do wonders, a 240 GB SSD is wayyyy to much, a 120 GB SSD would be more then plenty, expecially when running Linux, and home server is alright, if you don't know much about linux, but Linux is the server king with its superior stability and networking.



I've never used Linux. And what I learned online is that to install Windows Home Server you need more than 160gb drive. Do you think AMDs would be fine to decode the videos files during streaming on the network?



Oh, and if you don't have anything else running on it besides the OS, they will.
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