Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:40 PM
I want a server to use as a HTPC, and NAS at the same time. I want to use windows as the OS if possible, mostly because I need to use utorrent for my torrents, whoch is required by the torrent site I use, bittorent can NOT be used. I'm guessing windows server 2008, unless I could use windows 7 as a server?
I'd like to keep the build under $600 but that is up in the air I guess, cheaper is always better.
I've never built a computer before, but have messed around with enough of the components that I feel comfortable doing it myself, so I guess my questions is will a standard ATX non specific server motherboard work? It will be serving files to my wife's laptop, my netbook running windows xp, ps3 and the tv itself as a monitor.
What requirements do I need for a video card as well, I will not be playing games on this pc, though do plan on using it to play movies and images. I'm thinking onboard video for the most part will do fine.
I'd also like to run a RAID 1 setup with some sata 3.0 7200 drives, perhaps 500gb.