I’m looking at building my first home server to be used primarily as storage for large files like music, films, backups etc., it will connect to the PC in my room via my router.
My budget is max. Â£170 and the components don’t need to be high tech as the server will just sit there and store/receive files.
What I require:
*Motherboard - requires at least 3xPCI slots; inbuilt audio card; >3USB ports; RAID would be nice; SATA connectors (an IDE would be cool too)
*CPU, heatsink + fan
*RAM - min. 512mb DDRx
*Case (Tower) - needs to hold at least 6-8 internal 3.5" hard disks
*PSU - >400w, I think, due to so many hard disks
*Graphics card - might not need this if it’s inbuilt on the mobo
*Network card - at least 100mbps (wireless not at absolute need)
*Fans - I’m not sure which size or how many
*PCI Connector card for IDE drives - I have at least 4 PATA HDs that would need connecting to the mobo
What I DON’T need:
*CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or any other external drives
*No Operating System (will most probably be using windows home server)
Any help would be great, thanks!