Server?

sniperviper21

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Can someone help me out here?

I need help throwing together a server style PC..

just need a case and internals.

Dosnt have to be blazing fast (this is no gamer computer), just has to hold a good bit of hard drives/disc space, and be good at streaming files/music/movies. and 'low power' and 'cheap'

Suggestions for an OS? preferably free...

I need help on this...lol,
Iv never done a thing with servers..
 

sniperviper21

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What purpose will the server mostly be used for?

How much HD space do you need in it?
1-3TB disc space,

basically just a low power PC to dump all my files to and to stream music/movies from to the 360, so my power hungry PC dosnt have to be on all the time.
 

Grantofhell

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Just do a normal build. You don't have to have special hardware to make it into a server. Even an old crap box could do. I'd suggest a low power 775 build. G31 chipset is perfect. Onboard GMA3100 integ, onboard LAN, basic ports, SATA, some have microATX form-factor.
 

sniperviper21

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This is true, i'll throw together something in the next few mins an put it up to see what you think. I'm not great with Intel Hardware.
 

Grantofhell

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Even a CDC (Celeron Dual Core) would cut it. An E2200. Hell, maybe even a E1200. It's going to be a low-traffic "server" so it's possible you might have a capable machine lying around your home.
 
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