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I want to build a home server for all the media that I've accumulated over the years. I would like to use FlexRaid over top of a Windows 7 installation for this project. I am new to the computer building community so I just had a few questions before I make my purchases. Here are the parts I have picked out:

Case: http://mypccase.com/4urasech19de.html

Motherboard/CPU Combo: http://www.amazon.com/Asus-C60M1-I-SATA3-Motherboard-Combo/dp/B007ZT1FAI

Memory: http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-PC3-12800-BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00-BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00/dp/B006WAGGUK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1427323502&sr=1-1&keywords=Crucial+Ballistix+Sport+8GB+1333

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023

The combo I picked seems to be fairly cost effective, but if anyone has a more cost effective solution I’m open to ideas. I would like to stay under $500 though. Also, if there are any other tips or tricks before I get this project started I'd love to read them.

Thanks in advanced!
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If you are looking for cost effective and in a rack mount form check out ebay and look at the used Dell C2100 (there are other models too) servers. They will take 12x 3.5" drives and 2 internal 2.5" drives. They can be had for far less than $500 and even with the low end xeon's they provide a chit ton of power and resources for anything you can throw at it.


Example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-FS12-TY-C2100-2U-1X-XEON-QC-L5630-2-13GHZ-TRAYS-24GB-H700-SPECIAL-/281642770297?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4193379f79
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Green Rose
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700K ASUS P8X77 Pro GTX 560 TI FTW Corsair DDR3 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Hitachi Stock Windows 7 Pro Samsung 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Generic Corsair AX850 Corsair Carbide 500 Generic 
Mouse PadAudio
Propus 380 Arion 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asrock Z77 Pro 4 - M Intel GSkill 1600 Ares 16gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Samsung 830 512GB XSPC Raystorm EK 120 Radiator Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung Syncmaster B2330 Logitech K520 Corsair AX650 Custom Modded Micro ATX Case 
Mouse
Logitech M310 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3960x P9x79 Pro GTX 560 ti FTW G.Skill PC17000 32GB 
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