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Hi guys .. i was looking to create a NAS/server with HTPC(for future expansion)..
Did some searching and came across this thread .. HTPC- NAS
Also this post is exactly something i will try to do but at a lower cost..
Need a server for 4 computers for files, double up as torrent box and also stream music and movies to 2(1 laptop and 1 desktop) of them and in future make it available to the TV..

But looking at the age of post i was think will i need a dual core? or will a intel Atom do the job?
Mainly Intel Atom D425?
If so which would be better Intel Atom D425 or Intel Atom D425KT? Not very sure about the difference between the atoms!!
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Well, a dual core Atom processor would certainly fit the bill for a NAS/server build, but as far as HTPC (for when you finally use it as such), I'd recommend one of the D500 series Atoms:

http://ark.intel.com/products/49490

This one has hyperthreaded capabilities, but you get four (4) threads instead of two (2) threads that can be processed at once. This will certainly help you, in the long run, when you are playing with High Definition content. Some even come with discrete slots, so if you can find the right graphics card, you should be able to expand it even further.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131731

This comes with a PCI-x x4 slot, which you can add a GPU, if you don't to use integrated graphics.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157228

This is AMD's E-350, which I've heard just about as great of reviews as the Atoms. Good thing with this one, is the PCI-E slot is a full x16 slot, so you're guaranteed to use almost any GPU with that motherboard.

Hope this will help.
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what about cheap sandy bridge celerons and a cheap itx board? should be around the same cost for the board and cpu and be more powerful, keep the sff, and still be low power.

foxconn itx board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186211

cheap celeron
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116409

Probably find better deals but thats just from a 30 sec search.
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Thanks guys ..

will check even the amd line...

I dint want the 1155 SB since i thought atoms would do the same job as itx sb's... and might help keeping power consumption down if there is a difference.. and usually the norm is smaller but more powerful would cost more.. also i doubt these itx sb boards are available where is stay..

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EDIT: Did forget one more thing.. What is minimum ram capacity that will be required for a server or htpc?
Edited by vinaypro - 10/19/11 at 12:32pm
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