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So I've been wanting to build a dedicated file server, and over on the Anandtech forums, I found someone selling this:

Intel D510MO D510 Dual Core Atom Mini ITX Board in retail box with 4GB DDR2 Ram for $55

LAN GEAR DA BOX $50 (I have a Corsair CX400 PSU)

Windows Home Server 2011 $40

What do you guys think about this running a minecraft server and freeNAS? Also my Air Video and Streamtome servers.
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Price is right. I'd be all over it.
    
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So I've been wanting to build a dedicated file server, and over on the Anandtech forums, I found someone selling this:

Intel D510MO D510 Dual Core Atom Mini ITX Board in retail box with 4GB DDR2 Ram for $55

LAN GEAR DA BOX $50 (I have a Corsair CX400 PSU)

Windows Home Server 2011 $40

What do you guys think about this running a minecraft server and freeNAS? Also my Air Video and Streamtome servers.
Mini-ITX board + DDR - pretty good deal

LAN GEAR Da Box - This only holds 2 3.5" drives, is that enough space(2x 3TB might be enough for you)

Windows Home Server 2011 - I don't know why you buy this if you are using FreeNAS, you can't use them together. If I remember correctly, FreeNAS can only be installed by itself or on a VM.
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I see, I guess I won't get WHS then. How well will everything run? I actually want to just buy the combo and get a Lian Li Q08 case.
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It should run fine for just file serving (may not want to use ZFS with FreeNAS, I think it is rather RAM intensive, someone more knowledgeable with ZFS can answer that)

Just checked the board, it only has two SATA ports. Assuming you use one for boot drive, that leaves you with one port for files, meaning you will need an expansion card(may have needed it anyways, I'm not sure of how you want to set this up)

I don't think you can run other stuff with FreeNAS so if you want to host minecraft, you'll need to make a VM for FreeNAS and a VM for minecraft(I don't know if that board can do VM.) Also depending how many people connect to minecraft, this may or may not be enough power.
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