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Help Build: Home Server/Media Server

November 14, 2012 3:17:50 PM

I'm trying to get some help building a home server. Something to store all my movies/music in one place and be able to stream to any of my tv's/devices around my place. Being able to stream youtube or any other media sites from the server computer to the tv would be awesome if dueable.

Im trying to make this as cheap as possible and purchase as soon as possible. I will not be gaming on this computer. Its only purpose will be storage. Only time i will interact with it i guess is to put more dvd movies onto it or music, and of course streaming movies from it.

I'm incredibly new when it comes to home servers. I have built my own computers and such in the past but never made a server computer so any tips/help would be awesome and appreciated.

Here is what I was suggested to buy for the desktop. Keep in mind I want this thing to be as cheap as possible. And able to add storage in the future.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($43.76 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.10 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($158.20 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $346.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 16:04 EST-0500)

Is there a cheaper method? Do i need more? Please let me know i'll be on this forum for most of the morning. Thank you.