So I want to make a server, I'm not much of an IT Im just a gamer and a builder/upgrader w/ some over clocking capabilities. So I bought this 8 port gigabit switch and ran all cat6 cables throughout and am now looking for a router. I then want to take this Dell dimension 4600 and use it as a storage/server for movies and pictures that we can all share from our pc's. I'm not sure how I will go about it but I saw a nice link on youtube see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENHXigM75w
So my first question is ...is this a good idea? are there better suggestions using the hardware and devices mentioned? Also, I think I will need a Ethernet card that will support cat6 gigabit speeds/transfers. Will my motherboard such a card?I will also be adding 2 x 2tb drives, hope 4tb is enough. And as far as freenas goes, I'm not sure but I hear it could be complicated. What do you think or suggest? Thanks in advance for all or any advice.