I've had it. I'm sick of having to reinstall Windows every couple months for one reason or another, and having to go through all the crap to back up my files. I don't have an external hard drive, so I decided I'm going to try Windows Home Server:
It sounds pretty neat, and could definitely be useful in a few ways.
So anyway, I need to come up with a cheap build that will run this for me.
That DFI mobo for sale sounds good to me, may be overkill, but it's not too much money.
I'll need a processor, I was thinking the Intel Pentium series, maybe the E2160. I could probably get that thing up to 3 GHz...the only thing I'm not sure about is the small L2 cache.
Now I'm undecided for RAM. I'm not sure whether to just get 1GB or go for 2. I could always get a 1GB stick now, and if I think I need more, just buy another...
Hard drive. This is where it gets expensive. Right now I think I'll get a 250 gig drive for cheap (only about $60), and then just add more when I start to fill up.
I have a few spare video cards, and I probably won't even have a monitor hooked up to this thing 99% of the time, so that's not a problem.
I may upgrade the PSU in my E6600 build, and throw the Rosewill from that (which was supposed to be temporary anyway) into the server.
Add a cheap case, and I've got myself a server. Totals up to around $300 most likely. What do you guys think?