Need help making a home server. Tags: NAS / RAID Movies Xbox 360 Music Servers Storage Last response: March 5, 2012 6:21 PM in Storage Share jar50972 March 4, 2012 6:44:06 PM Hello, I am trying to make a home server for my family and I. We will stream movies and music to our XBOX 360. Also, we will have our computers back up to the server as well. I have no idea where to start with this project. Thanks a bundle. I More about : making home server legendkiller a b G Storage March 4, 2012 7:03:50 PM First of all, what's your budget and Is it like a Storage server or video editing server or what? If it's storage, buy like 6 of 2TB HDD a decent CPU like i3 2100 with 4GB RAM and a motherboard with 6+ sata slot with a case to wholes 6+ HDD with a fan that cooles front HDD... m 0 l jar50972 March 4, 2012 7:21:34 PM My god. Those specs look expensive! I was looking at FreeNAS and Windows Home Server 2011. I read on lifehacker I would be able to outfit an old computer into a server. I guess that explains my budget m 0 l Related resources Help with making home media server! - Forum Making a Minecraft server, need help - Forum Need help with a server/workstation mobo for home computer - Forum Help making home server - Forum Need help choosing server for home setup - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer legendkiller a b G Storage March 4, 2012 9:49:40 PM jar50972 said:My god. Those specs look expensive! I was looking at FreeNAS and Windows Home Server 2011. I read on lifehacker I would be able to outfit an old computer into a server. I guess that explains my budget You could, just make a 1 core cpu computer into a storage server by just putting like 1-3Tb in it m 0 l extremepcs March 4, 2012 9:55:29 PM FreeNAS is awesome. I run it at home and it works really well for backups. I am running it on a retired computer with (2) 1 TB drives in it. FreeNAS itself runs from a 2GB thumb drive. m 0 l FireWire2 a b G Storage March 5, 2012 6:21:58 PM for basic NAS you can spend $99.00 for this BASIC NAS: http://www.datoptic.com/2bay-nas.html or just us freenas to buil yourself a NAS BTW it's a awesome NAS OS - Totally agree with extremepcs. Same here both runs as home and at work Mine are base on the hardware raid SPM394 from DATOptic I built for my client a 40TB base on FreeNAS and SPM394 http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265641-32-40tb-server... This server only consumes 180W :-) Talking about green m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help with HTPC/Home Media Server**NOOB** Forum SolvedI need some help with a home built server Forum SolvedNeed help with home server Forum Need help making personal cloud server Forum Need help: Home server Forum Building a Home Server and Need Help with Components Forum Need help with planning a home built server Forum Need help in configuring home server Forum Need help finishing home server build (cpu, mobo, ram) Forum Need help building a home server! Forum Help! Need a new Home and PS for my bare bone Server Forum SolvedNew home server build, need raid card advice! Forum SolvedHelp with minecraft server making Forum SolvedDo I need EEC for a Home Server Forum Need an OS for new home server Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !