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post #21 of 46
Amd 939 4200x2 rando board 2 gig ddr ram, 40g hdd (os) and 1tb drive so far with a 460w psu. total so far is about $140 haha basically my media server for the house. has win7 just for ease of use with all the other computers in the house being win7
post #22 of 46
Mine were built for sole purpose of me not ending up with craploads of drives in my main PC and to give me redundancy. so very worth it and will allow me to start backing up DVD collection my dad has

Total for both was £641, with the main cost being the 2TB Drives and a 8 port gigabit switch

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Asus M4A78LT-M LE
4GB Ram kit (2x2, one 2GB stick in each server)
500GB OS Drive
2x2TB drives for data
Extra case fan
Cheapo case/PSU
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Hardware with price at the time of purchase:
  • Case: Antec Three Hundred, $50
  • PSU: Corsair HX520, $100
  • MB: Abit AB9 Pro, $85
  • CPU: Intel Celeron 430 1.80 GHz, $40
  • GPU: ATI Rage XL 8MB, $10 (didn't want to risk board not POSTing w/o GPU)
  • RAM: Kingston 2x1GB DDR2 800, $40
  • HSF: stock, $0
  • HDD (OS): Sandisk Cruzer Micro 1GB, $10
  • HDD (Data): Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5 TB x9, ~$190ea (on average after taxes)
  • OS: unRAID Server Pro, $119
  • Misc: iStarUSA T-5-SA x3, $15ea
  • TOTAL: $499 Base + $1,700 HDD's

Worth it? Yes and no. Yes because having data stored centrally on the file server is very convenient. Kinda no since if I were populating the drive bays just now, my HDD cost would only be $560 (7@$80: 6x2TB data, 1x2TB parity). This is one reason I'm definitely going with hot-swappable drive bays for the rebuild. I bought 7 of the 9 HDD's around the same time (within 1 month) because I found installing drives and cleaning the cabling inside the case to be a major headache. I populated all the internal drive bays within a short time frame (when HDD prices are still relatively high) just so I wouldn't have to deal with the hassle of adding new drives internally and redoing the cabling. If I had gone all hot-swap, I could have done the cabling one-time and been able to add/swap HDD's easily.
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post #24 of 46
I spent about $1.1k for my current one.

It is a compact all in one box with about 10TB of raid storage that handles everything. It is very stable, quiet and consumes about 50W idle. I absolutely love it.

Was it worth it to me? absolutely. Then again my interests are: server > desktop so I could easily justify spending more on it.
post #25 of 46
I have two of these-
AMD Opertron 240 x2
HDAMA Rev.g motherboard
2 GB RAM soon to be 16GB
Dual Gigabyte ethernet
250GB HDD for OS
2TB for storage.
Windows server 2008R2 enterprise.

I use them for DNS, Active Derictory, Terminal Server, DHCP, File Server and Web Server,Lotus Domino and a few VMs for different appliactions. I also use them for folding now and again.
Definitaly worth the money. I am even going to build a small 1U one with a celeron for HD movies.
post #26 of 46
I wouldn't give mine up. I went the cheap route the first version of my home server. It worked well but I envisioned doing a bit more and I decided I had to have USB 3.0 and SATA3 connectivity. My latest version is similar to the OP's cost but a smidge more expensive ($859).

It also shares some similarities in usage too. I save all my pictures, movies, files and programs on a RAID 10. It runs an FTP server for my home security system. I use it for RDC access to my other computers and now I can watch TV via the TV Tuner I installed.

Specs are:

Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3.................($112)
Athlon II X2 250..................................($57)
8gb Kingston Hyper X DDR3-1600.......($40) Newegg Super Special
(4) Seagate 7200.11 1tb in RAID 10 ($225)
(1) Samsung f2 Eco-Green 1.5tb.........($75)
Hauppauge 1250 TV Tuner (used)......($25)
NZXT Beta case...................................($50)
Seasonic SS-660 X-series psu...........($125)
Samsung DVD writer............................($25)
Windows 7 Pro x64............................($125)

I sprung for the Seasonic psu for it's 80+ gold rating as my server runs 24/7 and the Asus mobo has some great power saving utilities also.
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post #27 of 46
Thread Starter 
My main rig has no power saver mode
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
My main rig has no power saver mode
HAHAHAHA........ I hear ya. My sig rig uses 3 times the power of my server but considering the (different) specs.....it should!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kujon View Post
taht's quite an underclock you have on the cpu. what's the voltage on it?
set the voltage to auto, it rangest between .8 and .9
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post #30 of 46
I just finished building mine.

AMD Athlon II x 2 250 - $60
Biostar A770e3- $45
ME SIlverline 4GB - $47
WD Blue 320GB OS - $30
Samsung F4 2TB Data x 5 - $400
CM HAF 912 Mid Tower - $47
Antec Eco Neo 500w - $60
Amahi Greyhole - $0
ATI X1050 PCie - $0
Edited by ali7up - 4/20/11 at 8:06pm
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