So I decided I want to build a server to centralize my movie, picture, and music collection between two desktops and a laptop. I want something quiet, small, reliable and with low power consumption. I have a few things laying around an AMD Athlon 64 x2 processor and 2gb of ddr2 ram and could possibly take my 2tb WD green drive from my sig rig and put it in there. So i need a MB, something that will support Raid 1 for data safety, case and PSU. I was looking at cases with included PSUs but not sure how good they are. Also I was thinking about it being a Linux server since I don't have the money to buy WHS so would I run into problems with it being compatible with my 2 windows PCs and my Macbook? My budget is about 250-300 and can always try to find things used. Oh I also have the stock cpu cooler. Thanks for the help in advance guys Oh I'm also looking into buying a 30gb ssd from someone here just for the OS, would that be a good Idea or not necessary?
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1/16/11 at 9:59am