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Home server build help- where to start?

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#1 dovedescent7


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 08:49 AM

I'd like to build my own home server so that i can:

  • stream video via DLNA,
  • access it remotely for downloading/syncing like personal dropbox
  • and to use the server to store and play my security camera video.


I have server parts and desktop parts if my setup isnt optimal. Amd and Intel

Right now i have an AMD fx8320/ asus build running Ubuntu Server.



My head is spinning with all the software options out there.

I do like what i hear about Owncloud, and its features.

I am a server noob. 

i dont know if i should keep going with Ubuntu server or something else, Ubuntu is all new to me, seems complicated.


Does owncloud sound like what i should be using?

Should i run it on Ubuntu server 16?

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#2 richcbro


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:32 AM

Right now GPU and RAM prices are too high that makes building a new PC not a good idea at all.


If you can wait it would suggest that you do so, unless you manage to find a deal to get the parts cheaper.

CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4

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