I need suggestions for a media streaming and backup server. I'm not sure what Kind of Hardware to use... I was looking at boards with the atom processor (Specifically D425 and D525) but most only have two SATA ports, and that is probably a bad thing considering this will be used for backups. Also most only have a PCI slot so I can't really get a SATA 3.0GB/s PCI card for extra slots. I'm going to re-rip my CD's with dB power amp into FLAC files, so I should save 50GB-500GB for that. Then system backups, etc. So I was thinking 1.5TB total or 1TB in raid 1? I don't know. If I can get the build under $350 I think that would be great. For backups, I was thinking of every month or two weeks.
Could you all give me some suggestions on Hardware? or tell me your setup if you have one?
I was thinking of the 760g Chipset and the Athlon II 245 or Sempron 140. I might do a little bit of transcoding/encoding/etc. so the extra power would be nice. But I'm mostly concerned about keeping power usage LOW.
EDIT: I'm too cheap for WHS so I will running some linux distro.