I'm looking for some assistance in putting together a home server. My primary concern is that it's low-powered, decently quiet and in a small-ish package. If possible, I'd like it to be able to stream 1080p content across my home network... but if not, not huge deal. I might also use it for some light subversion and P2P content syncing.
I read another post that had some convincing arguments for using 2.5" drives, so I'm down with that, except that I do already have 1 3.5" 2TB drive available. Also storage wise, I won't need more than 4-6TB.
Mostly I just need some suggestions on CPU/MOBO combo and an appropriate case. Time-frame is... sometime this summer. Thank you for any assistance!
Hi, my advice is to get a core 2 duo (pretty old but cheap and does not get too hot) . for the mother board i advise a intel DQ45EK it uses ddr2 ram but that should not matter. it only supports 4gb ram but that is enough. Because the motherboard is mini itx you can use a mini itx case like the Apex MI-008(250w Power Supply included) or Cooler Master Elite 130(no Power Supply). Hope this is helpful!