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Computer ~ $1100
Hot Swap RAID cage x 2 ~ $200
RAID controller ~ $250
14TB of harddrives ~ $1000

The fact that all the kids can stream movies to five different rooms at the same time and leave me in peace for the night. ~ PRICELESS ! ! !

(worth every damn penny =P)
Edited by DarkPhoenix - 4/22/11 at 1:49pm
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for me it was worth it as it was made mostly from my old stuff. out of my pocket was maybe $30.

CPU- e8400
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HDD's- 2 old 200gb ide, 640gb seagate
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the next thing that it needs is more HDD's as there all nearly full now.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Just ordered a $30K server at work... it's worth it!
Heck yeah!!!
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i've probably spent about $10K if not more on all the server equipment i have... but i run my business from my house so yes, it was worth it; it pays for all my bills for the last 7 yrs, paid off all the car loans, and we finally paid off the house last year.

i don't know what every does with "home servers" these days... if you're a younger dude and you teach yourself some marketable skills and land a job that pays $100K/year, then it's very much worth it. if you're just dicking around storing pirated movies and music to stream to your TV or something like that... well, i guess you can say you saved the cost of buying all those movies and/or music and have some extra bragging rights when you show it off to your friends... just don't make any friends that work for the RIAA or MPAA. ;-P
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My server stores all my music and ripped DVD's, all of which I bought.
Why would you think movies and music stored on a server have to be pirated?

I have my DVD's ripped for multiple reasons (originals are protected from being scratched/broken, able to watch on multiple TV's at once (not that we ever do), can watch from any room in the house without going to find it, ease of browsing complete library etc). It is also nice not having to try to find a DVD or have to put the boxes up if the kids leave them out.
For Music, I have over 500 CD's in a closet, and a few 100 songs I have bought and downloaded. That was a pain to copy them all, but so much easier now when I want to listen to them or put them on a portable player.

I don't think you really understand the benefit of a home server (or what it really does). It is not the same thing as what a business server is used for (for most home servers, some are more like a business server).
Having the ability to have a daily backup of multiple computers is a good thing, isn't it?
Having a central location for files is a good thing, right?
The ability to have 1 printer in the house and every other computer print to is is very convenient (as well as cost effective and space saving).

As for "showing off" nobody but me has ever seen my server (I think I may have posted a pic here before it was in it's case).

My father-in-law was actually visiting last night and he thought it was really neat that we had all our movies instantly available on any TV in the house.
Edited by blupupher - 4/23/11 at 5:18am
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
My server stores all my music and ripped DVD's, all of which I bought.
Why would you think movies and music stored on a server have to be pirated?

I have my DVD's ripped for multiple reasons (originals are protected from being scratched/broken, able to watch on multiple TV's at once (not that we ever do), can watch from any room in the house without going to find it, ease of browsing complete library etc). It is also nice not having to try to find a DVD or have to put the boxes up if the kids leave them out.
For Music, I have over 500 CD's in a closet, and a few 100 songs I have bought and downloaded. That was a pain to copy them all, but so much easier now when I want to listen to them or put them on a portable player.

I don't think you really understand the benefit of a home server (or what it really does). It is not the same thing as what a business server is used for (for most home servers, some are more like a business server).
Having the ability to have a daily backup of multiple computers is a good thing, isn't it?
Having a central location for files is a good thing, right?
The ability to have 1 printer in the house and every other computer print to is is very convenient (as well as cost effective and space saving).

As for "showing off" nobody but me has ever seen my server (I think I may have posted a pic here before it was in it's case).

My father-in-law was actually visiting last night and he thought it was really neat that we had all our movies instantly available on any TV in the house.
Geez dude... don't take my comments so personally would ya? i was just poking fun man... but thanks for sharing what you do with your home server; it's cool.

p.s. - i still wouldn't recommend you tell any buddies that work for the RIAA or MPAA about your ripping of movies/music of stuff you bought... their lawyers don't care if you actually bought it or not.
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