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Okay so I decided to make a Server/Htpc or something to store all my Data on. But I don't know where to start or what I need. What should I do to get this start Cheap as possible so all my computers can access all the data easily.
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Well you are going to need a computer with lots of hard drive space. I should be running either windows server, or a linux build of some sort.

I know you can share drives to the network using windows home server pretty easy.
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You can even just use a copy of Windows XP to get your server going. It's more about sharing/policy setting than anything else. It's actually really simple unless you plan on more critical data allocation/relocation.
    
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I just wanna be able to store my music and video's photo and games. Just the basic really, But I don't know where to start. Like what type of pc i will be needing and stuff like that.
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I just wanna be able to store my music and video's photo and games. Just the basic really, But I don't know where to start. Like what type of pc i will be needing and stuff like that.
Basically you need any box (PC with anything from Athlon 1.8Ghz+ to more current standards) that can run XP Home/Pro. That's all you need. From there you can use it as a file server by enabling sharing on the folders you want shared.

It's really that easy....
    
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Personally I would get a cheap Athlon II x2, a few Western Digital Green drives, 2gig of Ram for XP Pro/ I would make it energy efficient as possible because no doubt it will be on alot.
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