I'm looking for some advice/tips about how to set up a media server in my home.
What I would like to do:
-Serve movies, games, music and live tv
-Setup a raid for protection
-Low power consumption
First off I have 7+ TB's of files I would like to protect. These are legit copies of my movie, music and game collection. Yes everything is legit and owned.
-I have a 4 tuner cable card that I want to serve to at least 3 tv's at once.
-Need to be able to pause and record tv.
- A handfull of xbox 360 games that I would like to stream to up to 2 xbox 360's at the same time
-Movies, tv and music that I would like to serve to up to 4 devices at once.
In total I have 3 tv sets, two computers, 3 cell phones and 3 tablets that I would like to have access to these files.
No matter what I want to just have one centralized computer to handle everything.
I need to know if I should build a pc from scratch or just purchase a small server. After I put together a list of parts that I think will handle the job the price tag is well over $1000 with hard drives but then I was looking on ebay for servers and I see a bunch that are way less and seem to have a lot more power.
Such as this:
Dell PowerEdge 2950 II Server E5345 2x2 33GHz Quad Core 32GB PERC5i 2 Trays | eBay
Of course this one does not include hard drives but it would still save me a lot of money.
Can I get any thoughts and opinions on this?