Home server build - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 16
Default Home server build

Hi, I have experience building a gaming pc, and now I am back looking for help with a dedicated home media server. What do I need, what's good and what's not?
I have a budget of around 300, though can go higher if required and live in the UK, hope you can help me.
__________________

supamanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,298
Default Re: Home server build

Spare parts really. All you need is a stable box with decent cooling to keep the drives cool that can stay on 24/7.
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 16
Default Re: Home server build

Thanks for the reply. Don't really have any spare parts lying around! So there is no mobo/processor which is better suited to the server application?
supamanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 11:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,298
Default Re: Home server build

Xeons, but for simple at home stuff anything the least power hungry will do. A small Ivy Bridge Celeron would do perfect.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.