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BUDGET
£1-500

HARDWARE
64GB M4 SSD

OS
I can get windows server 2008 R2 as a student, I am also fairly comfortable with Linux. What would you recommend?

Uses of the server:
Media streaming
Local web server

Necessary requirements:
Low Power
Ability to be on 24/7
Support 4-10 hard drives
Must be fairly fast at transfering files between PC's

It does not need to have raid.

Thanks guys thumb.gif
Edited by mritschris - 2/24/12 at 1:35pm
post #2 of 36
how are you media streaming? upnp, or connecting to a share and playing the files?
post #3 of 36
Thread Starter 
To my other PC and i want to be able to open ports and stream to my devices wirelessly.
post #4 of 36
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130567

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112265

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068

Get some cheap ($20) 4gb ram kit and dvd burner ($20). That leaves you $300 for drives. That rig will be ultra low-power, the 550watt is massive overkill but i couldnt find an 80watt 80+ gold psu. The cpu is 18watts, i dont think the system would ever go over like 50watts. Yeah its like 1.6ghz, but thats meens only less power and the motherboard (witch the cpu comes on) has 4 sata 6gbs ports for all your hard drives.
 
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Here its a bit over but heres is what i would pick for hard drives, there 5400 rpm, but that meens lower power and more reliable and last longer, plus $300 for 5tb is very good in this market, i considerd hichi(i dont even know how to spell it) drives $130 for 2tb but they got bad reviews.
 
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post #7 of 36
I would watch some of those efficiency ratings. You need hit at least 20% to get the high efficiency you want. You'll need to pull at least 110 watts with that power supply, which with the components you chose, would actually be hard to do.

Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086 Might be easier to reach the magical efficiency range between 20% and 100% load. You would only need to hit 60 watts.
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Sorry, i probably should have mentioned i already have 4x2tb drives so all i need is the system components and a case that would fit the drives and maybe more if i wanted to upgrade in the future.
Edited by mritschris - 2/25/12 at 6:28am
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I have my (home)server based on this board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131697

Very cheap, very low energy usage and room for upgrade's
A build with this is better and faster then a similar priced NAS.

{Edit} My server streams media to 2 mediaplayers through Samba, it runs a DC Hub server, internet radio and skype 24/7 to
All computers in the house have a network drive from this server to


Might still be a little low for you though...
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Seagate 7200rpm 3TB Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 Copper MagiCool Elegant plexi full copper 120mm rad. MagiCool Elegant plexi full copper 240mm rad 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Lamptron FC5 V2 fan-controller AlphaCool VP655 Pump + Plexi Top EK Spin Bay resevoir 3x Scythe Gentle Typhoon's 1450rpm 
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6x Enermax Cluster White 1200rpm Windows 10 Iiyama Prolite E2773HDS 27inch - 47inch LG TV Corsair K60 - Razor BlackWidow Stealth - Logite... 
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post #10 of 36
Even with all 4 sata ports filled i think an e-350 build would only come close to 60watts at full load, witch it aint going to be at most of the time. Maybe find the smallest 80+ psu you can.
 
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